November 12, 2020 VFPC Meeting
6pm – 8:30pm
Online, members of the public must register here to attend (please note that the email you receive after registering will contain a unique link for you to sign in with. To extend the opportunity to others, please refer them here to sign up rather than forwarding them your sign-in link)
Everyone is welcome!
Do you have ideas on how we can contribute to a just and sustainable local food system by leveraging Vancouver Park Board land, facilities, programs, and community connections? Join us for a special focus on the Local Food Action Plan Update at the November 12th VFPC meeting.
Agenda Overview (Full Agenda Forthcoming)
|1. Opening (welcome, intros, housekeeping)||6:00-6:15pm|
|2. Liaison updates||6:15-6:30pm|
|3. Working group updates||6:30-6:55pm|
|4. Waste working group motion||6:55-7:00pm|
|5. Vancouver Park Board Local Food Action Plan update and engagement session (details below – In preparation for this session, we encourage you to review the 2013 Local Food Action Plan before the meeting)||7:00-8:30pm|
Vancouver Park Board Local Food Action Plan Update and Engagement Session (Details)
In 2013, the Vancouver Park Board adopted a Local Food Action Plan (LFAP) to enhance the local food landscape. This plan was guided by 8 goals and 55 actions. Many of the actions were achieved within the 5-year timeframe of the LFAP. However, so much has changed since the approval of the LFAP. The Park Board is now embarking on a process to update the LFAP to reflect the current food landscape and future needs with an emphasis on:
- Increasing and/or enhancing food assets and services
- Building resilience to mitigate the effects of a changing climate
- Allocating resources and reduce barriers to currently underserved populations
- Decolonizing the local food system to support indigenous food systems, food sovereignty, foraging practices, and food asset rich parks and natural areas
- Addressing gaps and opportunities highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic including building community resilience to crisis, and to support the subsequent recovery process
At this special session, Park Board staff and consulting team will share a progress snapshot on the LFAP update process so far, then take a deeper dive into key topics through facilitated breakout group discussions based on the focus areas of the VFPC Working Groups.
In preparation for this session, we encourage you to review the 2013 Local Food Action Plan before the meeting
This is the first of multiple opportunities for VFPC members and the public to share their ideas and feedback on what should go in the LFAP Update. In addition to this special session, Park Board will be assembling a stakeholder steering committee, holding small group/one-on-one meetings with members from equity seeking groups that are often underserved, conducting a second general stakeholder session, and more!
Remember you must register here to attend. Everyone is welcome!
Please remember that the email you receive after registering will contain a unique link for you to sign in with. To extend the opportunity to others, please refer them here to sign up rather than forwarding them your sign-in link!