March 2020 Agenda

Time Agenda item
6:00 1. Welcome/Call to order
6:00 1.1 Land Acknowledgement
6:00 1.2 Quorum
6:05 1.3 Roundtable introductions
2. Consent agenda matters*
6:13 2.1 Previous Minutes
3. Continuous learning
6:15 3.1 Development 101 Presentation (Public, community benefits, urban agriculture)

  • Presentation
  • Q&A
7:15 4. Great Big Crunch

  • Declaration & Photo
7:25 BREAK
5. Member updates
7:35 5.1 Liaison Reports

  • Councillor Wiebe
  • Councillor Bligh
  • Commissioner Dumont
  • Trustee Gonazlez
  • Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
  • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
  • Caitlin Dorward (SP staff)
  • City Council Interactions
7:45 5.2 Working Group Updates & Learnings

  • Food Cultivation & UbAg
  • Development/Retail
  • GV Food Banks
  • Food Waste
  • Children & Youth
  • Leadership Team
  • Community Food Prog.
  • Evelyne Saller Ctr
6. Matters requiring discussion*
8:05 6.1 Wet’suwet’en Support Efforts

  • Scope: Food
  • VFPC vs. individuals
  • History: Reaching out
  • Timeline for response
  • Film screening (logistics & funds)
8:30 7. Adjourn meeting

Great Big Crunch 2020!

GREAT BIG CRUNCH 2020

The Vancouver Food Policy Council is proud to support the GREAT BIG CRUNCH, a national movement and annual moment of anti-silence in  which students, teachers, parents and others passionate about food join the food movement and crunch into apples (or other crunchy fruit or vegetable) to make noise for healthy school food!

The Vancouver Food Policy Council is pleased that the City of Vancouver has proclaimed the day as THE GREAT BIG CRUNCH FOR HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD DAY in 2018, 2019, and again in 2020!

Come join us for a great big crunch on March 12!

 

February 2020 Agenda

6:00   1.     Welcome/Call to order

1.1 Land Acknowledgement
1.2 Quorum
1.3 Roundtable introductions

6:15   2.     Consent agenda matters*

2.1     Previous Minutes

-January 2020
-October 2018

2.2 Liaison Reports

  • Councillor Wiebe
  • Councillor Bligh
  • Commissioner Dumont
  • Trustee Gonazlez
  • Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
  • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
  • Caitlin Dorward (SP staff)

2.3 Working Group Updates

  • Food Cultivation & UbAg
  • Development/Retail
  • Food Waste
  • Children & Youth
  • Leadership Team
  • Community Food Prog.

6:55   3.     Matters requiring discussion*

3.1 Website Updates
-Member bios
3.2 Urban farming Guidelines Update & Report to Council Process – Part 1 [see below]

7:30   BREAK

7:40   3.2 Urban farming Guidelines Update & Report to Council Process – Part 2

8:30   4. Adjourn  Meeting

February Meeting: Urban farming focus

February 6th, 2020 VFPC Meeting
6pm – 8:30pm
City Hall – 3rd floor Cascadia Room (note – different than our usual location)
Everyone is welcome!

Our Feb.6th 2020 meeting will have a special focus on Vancouver’s Urban Farm Guidelines and related policies. See below for detail on this item and check back for the full agenda soon.

Social Policy Update: Vancouver Urban Farm Guidelines Review
In 2016, the City of Vancouver adopted Urban Farm Guidelines to legitimize urban farming as a permitted land use activity and licensable business type in residential, industrial, commercial, historic area, and some CD-1 zones. Council directed staff to collaborate with stakeholders on reviewing the policy after a pilot period and to report back to Council on its effectiveness. Farmers have identified that the regulations pose many challenges to their operations. Caitlin Dorward, Social Planner and staff liaison to the VFPC, will provide an interim update on this review currently underway, including a summary of feedback heard thus far, issues under consideration, other engagement opportunities and an overview of the Council reporting process. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion of the VFPC’s next steps on this important policy issue.

January 2020 Agenda

6:00  1.     Welcome/Call to order

1.1 Land Acknowledgement
1.2 Quorum
1.3 Roundtable introductions

6:15  2. Consent agenda matters*

2.1     Previous Minutes
2.2 Liaison Reports

  • Councillor Wiebe
  • Councillor Bligh
  • Commissioner Dumont
  • Trustee Gonazlez
  • Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
  • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
  • Caitlin Dorward/Sarah Carten (SP staff)

2.3 Working Group Updates

  • Food Cultivation & UbAg
  • Development/Retail
  • Food Waste
  • Children & Youth
  • Leadership Team
  • Community Food Prog.
  • CFC Canada

6:55 3. Matters requiring discussion*

3.1 Report back on outstanding fall work

    • VCPC meeting
    • Blue Community draft Motion
    • November GCAP

7:20  BREAK

3.2 Work plan updates

  • Population of joint work plan and Jan 13 Council of Councils meeting

3.3 Planning for 2020

  • Upcoming meeting schedule
  • Common Definitions
  • Education sessions
  • Events

8:30  4. Adjourn  Meeting

November 2019 agenda

1.    Welcome/Call to order

6:00 1.1 Land Acknowledgement
6:00 1.2 Quorum
6:05 1.3 Roundtable introductions

2.    Consent agenda matters*
6:15 2.1     Previous Minutes

  • October 2018
  • October 2019

6:20 2.2 Liaison Reports

  • Councillor Wiebe
  • Councillor Bligh
  • Commissioner Dumont
  • Trustee Gonazlez
  • Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
  • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
  • Caitlin Dorward/Sarah Carten (SP staff)

6:35 2.3 Working Group Updates

  • Food Cultivation & UbAg
  • Development/Retail
  • Food Waste
  • Children & Youth
  • Leadership Team
  • Community Food Prog. [NEW]

3.    Matters requiring discussion*
6:50 3.1 Vancouver City Planning Commission May 2020 summit meeting: The Vancouver We Want, The City We Need. (Nov 12)

7:00 3.2 Greenest City Action Plan

  • Update on preliminary ideas & results of engagement
  • Collect draft actions:

Brainstorm actions & priorities

  • Broadway Plan (retail)

7:45 3.2 Greenest City Action Plan

  • cont.

8:20 3.3 Other Business

  • Staff presentation: Current land-use & zoning.
  • Dec Meeting: Spencer Lindsay, Staff on Reaching out to Host Nations

8:30 4. Adjourn  Meeting

 

 

October 2019 agenda

Time    Agenda item
1. Welcome/Call to Order
6:00      1.1 Land Acknowledgement
6:00      1.2 Quorum
6:05      1.3 Roundtable Introductions

2. Consent agenda matters*
6:15      2.1     Previous Minutes

3. Continuous Learning
6:20      3.1.1 Cross-Cutting Theme Definitions: Climate Emergency
Presentation from Matt Horne, Climate Policy Manager, City of Vancouver

6:40      3.1.2 Cross-Cutting Theme Definitions: Climate Emergency

Q&A period

7:30      3.2 Liaison Reports

  • Councillor Wiebe
  • Councillor Bligh
  • Commissioner Dumont
  • Trustee Gonzalez
  • Megan Herod/Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
  • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
  • Caitlin Dorward/Sarah Carten (SP Staff)

7:45      3.3 Working Group Updates

  • Food Cultivation & UbAg
  • Development/Retail
  • Food Waste
  • Children & Youth
  • Leadership Team

8:00      3.4 Eat Think Vote Town Hall update

4. Matters Requiring Discussion
8:05      4.1 Position & Call to Action

  • Global Climate Strike
  • Community Gardens (class 8 conversion)
  • BC Gov Food Security Consultation (online)
  • Other Business

8:30      Adjourn  Meeting

Eat Think Vote 2019

Eat Think Vote is a non-partisan campaign run in federal election years by Food Secure Canada to make food an election issue. It provides an opportunity for constituents to hear directly from candidates and ask tough questions about how their platforms address community issues related to (but not limited to) food security, food justice, healthy food, and more.

The VFPC encourages you to attend one of the three Eat Think Vote events coming up in Metro Vancouver:

September Agenda

Date: September 12, 2019

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: Town Hall Room 110

Co-chairs: Martina Marsic & Jesse Veenstra

Time           Agenda item

6:00            1. Welcome/Call to order

6:00            1.1 Land Acknowledgement
6:00            1.2 Quorum
6:05            1.3 Roundtable introductions

  1. Consent agenda matters*

6:15            2.1 Previous Minutes
6:17            2.2   Liaison Reports

  • Councillor Wiebe
  • Councillor Bligh
  • Commissioner Dumont
  • Trustee Gonazlez
  • Megan Herod/Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
  • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
  • Caitlin Dorward/Sarah Carten (SP staff)
  • Chair update on external liaison members

6:35        2.3 Working Group Updates

  • Food Cultivation & urban agriculture
  • Development/preserving diverse food retail
  • Food Waste
  • Children & youth
  • Leadership Team
  1. Matters requiring discussion*

6:50      3.1 Cross-cutting Theme Definitions

  • Reconciliation
  • Food Justice
  • Climate Emergency

7:05            3.2 Working Group Project Planning

7:20            BREAK
7:35            3.3 Continuous learning at VFPC meetings: process & guidelines
8:00           3.4 Six Primrose Film Screening
8:15            3.5 Motion Archive
8:25            3.6 Bread Basket
8:30            4. Adjourn Meeting

August 2019 Agenda

Date: August 15th, 2019

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: Town Hall Room at Vancouver City Hall (for after hours entry to City Hall, use the entrance on the south side of the building. Security staff will open the door for you)

(interim) Co-chairs: Marc Schutzbank & Darlene Seto (this session only)

 

Time   Agenda item

6:00    1.     Call to order

6:00    1.1 Land Acknowledgement

6:00    1.2 Quorum

  1.     Consent agenda matters

6:05    2.1     Previous Minutes

2.2 Liaison Reports

6:07    2.2.1 CoV Councilor Liaisons

6:17    2.2.3 Park Board Liaisons

6:22    2.2.3 VSB Liaison

6:27    2.2.4 Social Policy Staff Liaison

  1.     Matters requiring discussion

6:45    3.1 Liaisons

6:55    3.2 UBCM Resolution

7:10    BREAK

7:20    3.3 Working Group Conversations

7:45    3.4 Working Group Break Outs

8:30    4. Adjourn Board Meeting