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Getting to Know GRAN Issues


We invite you to dig deeper into GRAN issues through these upcoming and previously recorded webinars and online events and resources.

  • No more wasting food and time: National strategies to tackle food loss and waste -- Monday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. ET -- National strategies are a critical tool for understanding why, where and how food is lost or wasted and unearthing key solutions to address the issue. Different countries have different strategies at varying degrees of development, but what is critical, is learning from them, bringing key gaps and challenges to light, and scrutinizing what national action to tackle food loss and waste looks like in practice. This webinar, offered by the Food and Land Use Coalition, will offer a deep-dive into the components and execution of national strategies to tackle food loss and waste. Panelists will share insights into what constitutes an effective strategy, highlight key stakeholders in their development and implementation, and showcase how national action is unfolding in different countries around the world.  Click here to register.
  • International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste -- Friday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. ET  -- This hybrid event (online and in person) is being hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the UN Environment Programme.  Click here for more information and to register.
  • GRAN Learning Event on the Right to Food -- Thursday, October 5, 12:00 noon ET --  With guest speaker Ama Deawuo, Executive Director of SeedChange Canada. Ama will speak about food sovereignty, scaling up regenerative agriculture, and opportunities for advocacy.  Registration link to come.  Check back soon.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals Second Half: Ideas for Doing Things Differently -- Thursday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. --  Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Brookings Center for Sustainable Development will host an event discussing the Brookings compendium of essays: The SDG second half: Ideas for doing things differently. The essays offer insights and actionable recommendations to address pressing issues in the second half of the SDG era. We will have the opportunity to discuss opportunities for SDG breakthroughs and leadership—both globally and from a Canadian perspective. Click here for information about speakers and to register.
  • Become an Organizational Guiding Elder -- This free online multi-session program is hosted by the  Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and is open to the public. Take one, take some, or take them all.  Elders will come away with the groundwork for participating in organizations as a Guiding Elder. Registration now open for individual sessions and the full-length program. When: Every second and third Thursday from October 12, 2023 through March 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT. 13 sessions in total.  Click here for more information and to register.  The first session features guest speaker Dr. David Suzuki.
  • Canadian Women's Foundation presents: The Walrus Talks - Gender-Based Violence -- Thursday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. ET.  Speakers will discuss how we can change a culture that doesn’t have a good track record of supporting abuse survivors or even of talking about the abuse women, girls, and two-spirit, trans, and non-binary people. How can we dispel the myths about who faces and perpetrates this violence and what stops it? What is the role and responsibilities of workplaces in helping employees dealing with gender-based violence? With the climate crisis and other shake-ups leading to a rise in abuse here and around the world—and with the proliferation of digital hate and harassment—how can we safeguard ourselves and each other? We can all be allies to abuse survivors and agents of safety and care from the ground up. Join the event online or in person.  Click here to register. [In person location: Isabel Bader Theatre | 93 Charles Street West | Toronto]

Links to recordings of past events:

  • Meeting Your MP -- GRAN Skills-Building Event with MP Anita Vandenbeld (May 25, 2023).  The video link is available to GRAN members in the Advocacy Toolbox (located under the Resources tab). Member log-in is required.
  • Global Food Justice? Decolonizing the Paths Forward -- GRAN Learning Event with Dr. Elizabeth Vibert (April 4, 2023)  Video link here.
  • Global Hunger and Canada’s Response -- Webinar co-hosted by GRAN, Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and ONE Canada (February 9, 2023) Video link here.
  • Fresh Food, Distressed Planet -- Webinar hosted by BCCIC (February 7, 2023)  GRAN co-founder Peggy Edwards was one of three panelists exploring women’s lived realities and leadership in food security, gender equality, the climate crisis and peace.  Video link here.
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Seed Sovereignty -- Webinar co-hosted by York University and SeedChange (January 19, 2023) Video link here.
  • Crises and Trends to Watch in 2023 -- Webinar hosted by The New Humanitarian (January 13, 2023)  Video link here.
  • Global Hunger -- Presentation by Canadian Foodgrains Bank (October 26, 2022)  Video link here.
  • Global Hunger Crisis -- The Walrus Talks series (October 18, 2022, Ottawa)  Video link here.
  • Presentation by HelpAge Canada with Executive Director Greggor Sneddon (May 25, 2022) Video link here
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Apartheid: Its Roots and Consequences with Dr. Madhukar Pai (April 20, 2022). Video link here.
  • Global Food Security and the Ukraine Crisis with Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability (March 29, 2022)  Video link here.
  • Growing Her Future: Climate Financing and Global Food Security with Canadian Foodgrains Bank (October 26, 2021).  Video link here.
  • Saving the Okavango Delta Panel Discussion with activists Ina-Maria Shikongo and Rob Parker and MP Elizabeth May (May 28, 2021)  Video link here.
  • GRAN Food Sovereignty Presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Vibert (April 28, 2021)  Video link here.
  • GRAN Climate Justice Presentation with Dr. Louise Comeau (January 27, 2021)  Video link here.   


We will do our best to keep this page updated, so we encourage you to check back often! 


updated 09/2023

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