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Integrating Traditional Foods and Reconciliation in Healthcare Foodservice, Nourish

Online
March 29, 2017

2:00 p.m. EST

How does reconciliation fit into the work of strengthening the connection between food, culture, and health? This webinar will hear from Indigenous leaders and leaders delivering traditional food programs with and for First Nation communities.

Nourish is a new initiative that seeks to answer the question: How can food in healthcare enhance the patient experience, institutional culture and community well-being? 25 selected health care innovators from across the country have been selected for a two-year program that will reimagine the role of food in health care, and the role of health care in sustainable food systems. The Nourish cohort has identified five priority areas of work and learning for a Spring webinar series. The second webinar of this series will focus on how reconciliation fits into the work of strengthening the connection between food, culture, and health. This webinar will hear from Indigenous leaders and leaders delivering traditional food programs with and for First Nation communities.

Learning Objectives

  • Hear from elders and community leaders to explore the relationship between the work of reconciliation and the work to strengthen the connection between food, culture, and health.
  • Explore the opportunities, successes, strategies, and challenges of delivering traditional food programs in healthcare through the work of leaders in Haida Gwaii, Six Nations, Whitehorse, and Sioux Lookout.
  • Invite more healthcare and foodservice practitioners into the work and conversation around reconnecting food, culture, and health, to advance the work of reconciliation.

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Jenny Cross, Traditional Haida Knowledge Keeper
  • Kelly Gordon, Six Nations Health Services
  • Kathy Loon, Meno Ya Win Health Centre
  • Leslie Carson, Yukon Hospital
  • Shelly Crack, Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nourish-spring-webinar-learning-series-ticke....

Nourish is a collaboration led by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation with early partners including Food Secure Canada.