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Guidelines: Evolving your food bank into a force for change

Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC)

This manual showcases a range of tangible ways that food banks can evolve beyond emergency food provision. Many suggestions are low cost, including changing policies or procedures toward healthier food, and getting staff, volunteers, donors, and the public onside in making a shift in thinking. It of

Guidelines: Healthy Eating for First Nations Communities

First Nations Health Authority

These guidelines were developed to support First Nations community members in educating each other about better food and drink choices to offer in schools, meetings, homes, cultural and recreational events, and in restaurants. There is information presented for various types of community members, fr

Success stories of food security initiatives in Vancouver

Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network

This document is a collection of images, stories and video from the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks representing a diversity of community based food programs. It is was created to integrate and share the Network's experience with a larger audience. It describes various food projects happening

Evidence and best practices for food security and food programs in BC

B.C. Ministry of Health

This is a review of evidence and best practices for addressing food security in communities. The document is intended to identify effective measures for improving access to, and availability of, healthy, culturally appropriate food within communities. It describes contributing factors of food insecu

Toolkit: Community Kitchen Best Practices

Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador

This toolkit is designed to assist community organizations in starting a community kitchen - it has a specific focus on Newfoundland and Labrador, however, much of the information is relevant and transferable of B.C. setting. It outlines key steps to starting a kitchen, and provides a range of tools

Toolkit: Community Food Assessment

Provincial Health Services Authority

The purpose of this CFAI (Community Food Action Initiative) Community Food Assessment Guide is to provide a planning tool to assist Health Authorities and community organizations in BC wishing to undertake a community food assessment in their region or community. Community food assessment can give c

First Nations Traditional Foods fact sheet

First Nations Health Authority

This document, developed by the First Nations Health Authority, describes common traditional foods of First Nations communities such as fishes, wild game, and plants. For each food type, the fact sheet includes a history of its uses, traditional harvesting methods and nutritional information.   

Canada's Food Guide translated in 4 Indigenous languages

Health Canada

The 2-page Canada's Food Guide is now available in 4 Indigenous languages. See below: Inuktitut - 1360 K Ojibwe - 1300 K Plains Cree - 1297 K Woods Cree - 1320 K

Recorded Webinar (United Way Healthy Aging): Building Communities: Increasing Online Engagement and Awareness

Healthy Aging by United Way

This webinar is designed to help nonprofit and community groups incorporate social media into their programs. It provides an overview of common tools and their purpose, and outlines best practices and tips for increasing online engagement and awareness among followers. Panelist Chiara Camponeschi c


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