The BC Food Systems Network was formed in September 1999 to link people all over the province involved in community-level action related to food. The Network highlights the way food issues cross cultures, sectors, and age groups. Through an email network and annual meetings, we share insights, initiatives, strategies and critical analysis of events in the food system. We also share our own work and stimulate each other through exchange of ideas. We have held an Annual Gathering each year since 1999, during which the Network’s Annual General Meetings are held. At the 2014 AGM the BC Food Systems Network became a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society (TCI), a move that the Board recommended to strengthen the capacity of the Network to provide leadership in the province. The TCI support team provides support in all areas of operations including human resources, finances, grant administration and risk management.
Membership in the Network is open to any person or group who supports our mission and democratic, inclusive process. Interested in joining us? We’d love to have you as a member. Here’s how you can join. We are interested in hearing from you. If you have a question, a concern, or an idea, let us know. If you wish to join our listserv without becoming a Member, you can subscribe by following the directions on the listserve page. Please note that you must be subscribed to post to our listserve.
Current Steering Committee for 2014-15
Herb Barbolet (Centre for Sustainable Community Development, SFU)
Abra Brynne – Chair (Food Secure Canada)
Diane Collis – Secretary (Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society)
Heather Deegan (Interior Health Authority)
Colin Dring – Treasurer (Richmond Food Security Society)
Linda Geggie (Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable)
Carol Kergan ( Central Okanagan Food Policy Council)
Jillian Merrick (Beyond the Market)
Dawn Morrison (Indigenous Food Sovereignty Working Group)
Nicholas Scapillati (FarmFolk City Folk)