Récolte is a non-profit in Montréal, QC that works with social innovators to change food systems. Recognizing that federal policy is an important part of shifting food systems to be more accessible, sustainable, and local, they organized an Eat Think Vote discussion for the first time in 2019.
They invited the candidates of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie to meet with social innovators and young professionals at the Esplanade coworking space. Instead of a debate, they set up discussion tables where candidates and participants could circulate and share ideas on how to tackle issues such as food insecurity and food sovereignty.
To help demystify the voting process, they also worked with the Democracy Exchange to set up a practice voting booth and provide materials on voting.