Earthday Seeding Change 2021
Fresh Roots Field trips
Are you a K-12 student, teacher, non-profit partner, or school community member in the Vancouver area and want to grow food at your school? If so, please join us in celebrating the beauty of the local growing season! Schools within SD 38, 39, 44, 45 and 48 are eligible to participate!
Send us a piece of art or a photo and we will send you seeds for your school!
Deadline to participate: May 31, 2021
As the temperatures warm and the days get longer, Farm to School BC invites you and your school community to reflect on the importance of our local food systems for the health of the people and the planet. All the pieces of art and photos submitted will be showcased through our social media and website, and at the Spring Celebration (details to be announced!).
See more details and enter here to receive a seed package! https://farmtoschoolbc.ca/vancouver-seed-giveaway/
Climate Education Reform BC
We are hosting our first Wisdom Circle — a community discussion to hear from you and your vision for the educational system!
Climate Education Reform BC (CERBC) is youth lead organization advocating for an intersectional climate educational system, but we want to make sure your voice is included in it!
Students, teachers, parents, and community members: come to contribute your thoughts and to network with your community!
There are two available 1.5hr sessions: April 10th at 5-6:30pm PST & April 11th at 4-5:30pm PST, please register for the one that suits you better!
Food Insecurity Spotify Podcast
We dive deep into food insecurity within the province with Valerie Tarasuk, and how COVID-19 has accentuated the issue.Valerie Tarasuk is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and leads PROOF, a research program launched with funding from CIHR to investigate policy interventions to reduce food insecurity in Canada.Valerie critically discusses the research findings from The Future of BC’s Food Systems: Findings and Recommendations (British Columbia) by The Food Security Task Force, and provides her insights on the idea of a universal basic income. The Balance is recorded and produced by BCAHL’s Communications Manager on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
youth leadership – truth and reconciliation
UNYA Food pantry
Indigenous Land Stewardship
Applications are now being accepted for the Indigenous Land Stewardship certificate program at Native Education College.
The nine-month full-time program consists of 10 courses blending Indigenous environmental knowledge and Western ecological thinking. Graduates may use an ILS certificate as a step towards employment in fields such as land and resource management, environmental protection and monitoring, urban planning, forestry and much more. The ILS program may also be a gateway to further post-secondary studies through block transfer credit agreements with local universities.