Bring Food Home
The Bring Food Home conference was born in 2010, and has now had 5 successful conferences in total, including those that followed in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 (check out the archives to see more information on past Bring Food Home conferences). The conference held in 2017 was attended by over 290 individuals including farmers, academics, municipal staff, and anti-poverty activists and featured over 35 workshops and presentations on rebuilding the food system through sector-specific initiatives. Building on the incredible success of previous conferences, but exploring a whole new direction, the 2019 regional conferences promise to, once again, bring hundreds of people together for celebration, collaboration, and innovation.
What to expect
The conference will include inspiring speakers, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and action-planning collaboration sessions in addition to regional networking opportunities. Bring Food Home offers a forum to share experience and expertise, build the capacity and cohesiveness of Ontario’s local food network, and plan and coordinate actions that will direct us in building a better food system in Ontario and beyond.
Why this conference?
Ontario has developed a vibrant food sector and a growing sustainable food movement. Hundreds of initiatives across the province are connecting people to the sources of their food, helping them to grow, and helping them to eat a better diet. The seeds of a healthy and sustainable Ontario are being planted.
Bring Food Home is an opportunity to collaborate between tasters, buyers, producers, planners, organizations and dreamers who will gather from across Ontario to share successes, gain skills, and work together to create an even better food system. This action-focused event will generate new ideas and connections and will move us towards a brighter food future.
“The best aspect of the conference was that it managed to create such a positive energy – also great to have so many farmers alongside so many urban foodies”
About The Organizers
Bring Food Home is organized regionally by diverse committees comprised of Ontario’s leading food and farming organizations. Sustain Ontario has the honour of acting as the lead support organization for Bring Food Home 2019. Sustain Ontario is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming. Together we are working toward a food system that is healthy, ecological, equitable, and financially viable.