Virtual Food Connections

November 19, 2014 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

Food Connections is an annual conference intended to support food security efforts.

This year’s theme is Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities and we are going online to support participation from those living in remote communities on the Island and across the province.

About Virtual Food Connections

Rural and remote communities face unique food security challenges and urban solutions don’t always translate to these settings. Join us on November 19th for this one-day online conference featuring three sessions:

  • Local Government Policies and Planning for Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities featuring Jeff Weightman RPP MCIP (Capital Regional District) and Aimée Watson (Food Security Coordinator, North Kootenay Lake and Alternate Director Area D, Regional District of Central Kootenay)
  • Tricks and Tools for Collaboration and Collective Action in Rural and Remote Communities featuring Jenny Horn (Vancouver Island University)
  • Six-Minute Stories: Successes, Challenges and Strategies in Building Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities featuring speakers from across Vancouver Island and BC


  • Recording Link
  • Session #1 starts at 0:16:40
  • Session #2 starts at 1:24:15
  • Session #3 starts at 2:25:45



Thank you to all of the organizers and community members who joined the deeper discussions at one of the many host sites across the province, including:

  • Port McNeill
  • Campbell River
  • Ucluelet
  • Port Alberni
  • Gabriola Island
  • Duncan
  • Courtenay
  • Sooke
  • Sechelt
  • Willow River
  • Bella Coola
  • Queen Charlotte
  • Enderby
  • Williams Lake

Thank you for your contributions to food security!