On September 8, 2021, Thunder Bay & Area Food Strategy launched an Eat Think Vote Social Media campaign where they shared background information and policy recommendations with their community members. The organisation also polled MP candidates from the Rainy River and Superior North ridings, making sure key food issues were brought to the candidates’ attention. See the answers they received here!
This Eat Think Vote in-person event will be hosted by Parkdale Food Centre and will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 1PM to 3PM (EDT). The event will take place at 30 Rosemount Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1P4.
This 2021 Eat Think Vote initiative is being organized by Shade of Miti and the Peel Youth Food Circle, who will be conducting interviews with local MP candidates. Questions from Mississauga community members to candidates will be gathered prior to and asked during the interviews, giving members the opportunity to share their food-related concerns with federal candidates.
The interviews will take place on Friday, September 17, 2021 and will be aired on the local radio station in Mississauga as well as posted on Shade of Miti‘s podcast platform.
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 organizing an event in their community.
Agrees with the general goal of a sustainable, just and healthy food system in Canada
Organizes an event that includes the following elements: 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 organisations 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