Check out the calendar below for upcoming events to attend in your area. Don’t see one? Consider organizing an event with neighbours, friends, and colleagues! Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved.
The 2019 Eat Think Vote Guelph event provides the opportunity for the Guelph community members to share their food-related concerns with federal candidates. This event is a collaboration between Arrell Food Institute, a portal to agri-food research at the University of Guelph, and The SEED.
Eat Think Vote gathers a wide diversity of organisations and partners, united in their agreement to work together to build a more healthy, sustainable and just food system.
Organisations can get involved by doing one or several of the following:
Organizing an event in their community
Providing policy leadership in the area of their expertise
1. Event host
Agrees with the general goal of a sustainable, just and healthy food system in Canada
Organizes an event that includes the following elements: provides food or a meal; invites candidates from all political parties; invites community members, especially those from marginalized or underrepresented groups; facilitates discussion
Host an inclusive, non-partisan event where all political parties are invited to attend
Abstain from directly or indirectly supporting or opposing any political party or candidate for public office
May work alone or with other organizations and actors in their community
Takes charge of their event’s logistics and promotion, with help from the FSC team and toolkit
Conducts a modest evaluation of their event and reports back to the FSC campaign manager
2. Policy expert
Contributes to developing backgrounders on food issues, including a highlight of current policy solutions. These backgrounders will help event hosts across the country to engage in well-informed conversations with their candidates
Acts as a national spokesperson on a specific topic or policy solution
Reaches out to their own networks, inviting them to organize or participate in an event
Just fill out the form below to let us know you want to get involved!
Event hosts will be provided with a full toolkit with information on how to plan, organize and run their event from A-Z, including social media templates to promote their event and a template letter to federal candidates.