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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.

  • Reducing Food Insecurity: New Ideas for an Ongoing Crisis -- Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. ET -- A discussion with food bank directors in Ontario about existing programs that are working to reduce food insecurity here in Canada and new ideas for moving forward.This online event is presented by the Danforth Multifaith Commons as part of their 2023 speaker series on issues of social justice. Click here to register.
  • International Development Week in Canada -- February 5 - 11 -- Click here for a national calendar of in-person programs and online events, as well as recommended book lists and more!
  • Rethinking the Everyday: Six Stories in Six Objects -- University of Victoria Humanities Week "Food Matters" Online Event -- Monday, February 6, 9:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. PT -- What can food tell us about some of the most pressing concerns of this historical moment—colonialism, capitalism, globalization, consumption, sovereignty, justice, climate? Six speakers will have just 5 minutes each to show how one everyday food has its own story to tell about one or more of these critical and timely subjects.  Click here for more info and registration.
  • Fresh Food, Distressed Planet: Women's Leadership, Food Security, Climate Justice & Peace -- Tuesday, February 7, 3:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. PT --  This 90-minute webinar is being offered by the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) as part of International Development Week. Three panelists will explore women’s lived realities and leadership in the intersecting areas of food security, gender equality, the climate crisis and peace in different regions of the world. How have the climate crisis and food insecurity affected gender equality and peace? What progress has been made to address this, and who is leading the change? What forms of solidarity or support can Canada provide? GRAN's own Peggy Edwards will be one of the panelists exploring these questions.  Click here to register.
  • Peace Talk: Pakistan Floods -- Climate Change, Food Security, and Gender Justice -- Thursday, February 9, 12:45 p.m. ET | 9:45 a.m. PT -- Join this International Development Week event sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley Global Development Studies and the UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) for a panel discussion on the Pakistan floods.  Click here to register.
  • Inside & Out: Guarding Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Tanzania -- Thursday, February 9, 1:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. PT -- Join the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) to hear from two Tanzanian activists working to advance Indigenous Peoples’ rights and priorities. Through the online discussion, you will learn about the challenges faced by tribal communities in Northern Tanzania, from education, gender injustice, to food insecurity and the climate crisis, and how activists are working to address these issues using divergent, yet complementary approaches. Click here to register.
  • Radio Grows Food -- World Radio Day Celebration! -- Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 p.m. ET -- In rural communities, radio empowers farmers with the knowledge they need to grow food. Join Farm Radio International as they honour the winners of the 2023 Farm Radio Awards.  Listen to a conversation between one of the award winners and longtime Canadian broadcaster Lloyd Robertson. Learn how radio is used to help work towards local food security. Find out what radio means for women, and what radio broadcasters are doing to promote gender equality in their countries. Click here to register.


Links to recordings of past events:

  • 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.
  • 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 01/2023

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