September 2020 Agenda

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: WebEx Meeting (Virtual) – Click HERE to join the meeting.
Co-chairs: Martina Marsic, Marc Schutzbank

Time       Agenda item

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 Approve Previous Minutes (June, July 2020)

  • Liaison Reports
    • Councillor Wiebe
      • PDAC Letter
    • Councillor Bligh
    • Commissioner Dumont
    • Trustee Gonalez
    • Katelyn Ling (PB staff)
    • Rachel Telling (Sustainability Staff)
    • Caitlin Dorward/Sarah Carten (SP staff)
  • Working Group Updates
    • Food Cultivation & UbAg
    • Development/Retail
    • Food Waste
    • Children & Youth
    • Leadership Team
    • Community Food

6:55
3. Matters requiring discussion
3.1 Participation Requests

3.1.1 Earthsave Canada – GoodFood City Declaration inquiry
3.1.2 Evergreen Canada – “Future Cities Canada – Unexpected Solutions”
3.1.3 COV 2021 Budget Survey
3.1.4 Vancouver Plan Feedback

  • Marc meeting update
  • Post-event online survey

7:20     BREAK

7:30
3.2 Film Screening update: “First We Eat”

3.3 Anti-Racism and Tangible, Transformative Actions for the VFPC

  • Draft letters
  • Equity statement

3.4 Ministry of Agriculture open letter endorsement

8:30     4. Adjourn Meeting

Steps Towards a National School Food Program – Letter to the PM

“With income and food insecurity increasing among Canadians, a school food program on a national scale is essential to address inequality and ensure all Canadian children learn basic food skills and have access to healthy meals…”

Read this letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by our own Vancouver Mayor, Kennedy Stewart. Derived from a City Council Motion passed on March 11, 2020, it speaks in support of a national cost-shared universal healthy school food program.

Letter to PM Trudea – Shared cost for Universal Healthy School Food Program – 2020-06-16

July 2020 Agenda

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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

  • Leadership Team
  • Waste
  • Urban Farming
  • Children & youth

6:55
3.     Matters requiring discussion

3.1 Update on the PWD letter and collaboration
3.2 Update on documentary film screening
3.3 Food Waste Working Group Motion
3.4 Anti-Racism and Tangible Actions for the VFPC
3.3 Resetting VFPC: priorities and actions for after August break

8:30
4. Adjourn  Meeting

 

June 2020 Agenda

This meeting is hosted via WebEx. Visit THIS LINK to join the meeting.

Agenda

6:00      Getting familiar with WebEx

  • Microphone/Video
  • Hand-raising
  • Chat & Q&A
  • Display layout

6:10  1.     Welcome/Call to order

1.1 Land Acknowledgement

1.2 Quorum

1.3 Roundtable introductions

6:25 2.     Consent agenda matters*

2.1     Previous Minutes

2.2 Liaison Reports

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

2.3 Working Group Updates

  • Leadership Team
  • Waste
  • Urban Farming
  • Children & youth

6:40  3.     Matters requiring discussion
3.1 Discussion about Vancouver Plan and Food System/Covid Recovery

7:00  BREAK

7:15   3.1 Continuation

8:00  4. Grab Bag Items / Updates

  • Supporting Dignified Food Access and Food Security for  Persons with disabilities during COVID-19 (Discussion of letter of recommendations or formal statement to support dignified food access and food security for people with disabilities in Vancouver.)
  • Motion in support of additional community gardens for Hastings-Sunrise

8:30 5. Adjourn  Meeting

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.

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