Co-op Cred was pleased to present, as part of the PARC team, at the Sustain Ontario Bring Food Home 2017 conference on October 27th in Ottawa.
PARC presented three initiatives aimed at improving food security in Toronto at the micro (in our local neighborhood) and macro (across the city) levels. These initiatives included FoodReach, Creating Health Plus and Co-op Cred. Our messaging focused on 3 areas:
- The role of food as the center of a holistic program model. Food security is not simply access to healthy food; PARC’s programs improve food literacy, reduce social isolation, support chronic disease prevention and promotes employment skill development.
- The success of PARC’s cross-sectoral and diverse collaborative strategies. Partnerships are the lifeblood of all our programs!
- The acquisition of first hand examples of system solutions in action.
Our hope was that attendees investigate replicating aspects of our program models in their own communities.