[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Ottawa Food Bank is pleased to host its inaugural Ottawa Food Security Conference, with this year’s theme being A Path to Food Security. This conference aims to develop and grow the discourse around food security in Ottawa through knowledge sharing and professional development.
Poverty and food insecurity are very real issues in Ottawa, and there is a need for organizations across the city to band together and address them.
Taking place at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre on May 31st, the conference aims to drive a coordination of efforts to address food insecurity in our Nation’s capital.
[blockquote]”Food insecurity is a complex issue affecting thousands of families in Ottawa every month,” said Michael Maidment, Executive Director of the Ottawa Food Bank. “I’m convinced that successful solutions can only be developed when organizations from across the social service sector work together to address the problem. That’s what makes this first-of-its-kind local food security conference so important.”[/blockquote]
With guest speakers Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, past Chief of Staff at The Ottawa Hospital and founder of Ottawa Inner City Health and Laura May, a past food bank client, along with presenters and attendees from a multitude of poverty and health-related disciplines, the conference promises to provide an opportunity for knowledge-sharing and professional development.
Ottawa Food Security Conference: A Path to Food Security
Hosted by the Ottawa Food Bank
May 31, 2018
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Registration opens on Thursday, March 15 and closes Wednesday, April 25 (or when tickets sell out).
For full conference details and registration information, please visit the Ottawa Food Security Conference web page.