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January 2018

2018 ROMA Conference

January 21 - January 23
Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9 Canada
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$750

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SHOWCASE YOUR COMMUNITY ROMA Speaks 2018 wants to see your community.  Share photos of your community to be highlighted during the conference.   Please review the following guidelines: Photos should represent your community Photos cannot include commercial promotions Photos must be sent in JPEG format, high resolution Do not add any text to the photo email to: vvanveen@amo.on.ca with your community and township name included in the email text PROGRAMMING SUNDAY, JANUARY 21: Opening Keynote Speaker: Adventurer, Explorer,…

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Current Issues in Canadian Agri Food Policy

January 24 - January 26
Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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$450

This conference is the premier national policy outlook for the agri-food sector. This year the conference will address current issues in Canadian agri-food policy. The agricultural sector is facing several hot button issues including the NAFTA renegotiation, the future of supply management, the current BRM review, and food security. This year’s policy conference will feature speakers from industry, government, and academia dealing with these pressing topics. The eighth annual agri-food policy conference will be held in Ottawa at the Château…

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#CommunityFood: It Takes a Network

January 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Across the US, non-profit community-based organizations are transforming food systems to create more equitable health, wealth, connection, and capacity within their communities. Some of the most creative and effective approaches to solving food insecurity, health disparities, economic inequity and environmental injustice emerge from this sector. As part of this webinar, we will launch the Food Systems Leadership Network, a new national Community of Practice dedicated to supporting non-profit community-based organizations working on food systems change. In this webinar, we will…

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SOCIAL FIRST NATIONS-MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
RPLC WEBINAR Canada + Google Map
Free

The First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI), funded by Crown- Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, is a joint initiative between Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that is designed to improve the relationships and enhance the capacity of participating First Nations and municipalities to engage in joint community economic development planning and initiatives. This webinar will pro- vide an overview of the CEDI program and the Stronger Together…

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HIDDEN PARTICIPANTS AND UNHEARD VOICES: Gender, Age, and other influences on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Research in the North

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RPLC WEBINAR Canada + Google Map
Free

Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is widely discussed in academic research as having value for under- standing how ecosystems are changing because of climate change. Some scholars have noted that TEK, especially when brought into discussions of environmental planning and management, takes on a distinctly political character, one that can be either disruptive to or coopted by existing systems of colonial power and exploitation of indigenous peoples. Yet, there has been little critical evaluation of research on TEK and climate change,…

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Precision Agriculture Conference

January 30 - January 31
Bestwestern Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Rd
London, Ontario Canada
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$195

Canada’s leading Precision Ag Conference is back for a 5th year in London Ontario!   Registration is Now Open!   Learn from senior level forward-thinking precision agriculture expert speaker presentations as well as hands-on workshops. The conference has workshops designed for those just beginning with precision agriculture as well as for those who have a solid understanding on the basics of precision agriculture, but want to take it to the next level.   Date: January 30th & 31st, 2018 Location: Best Western…

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Dairy Goat Industry Info Session for Eastern Ontario Economic Developers

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Larg Seminar Room, Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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Free

Event Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:30 9:30am to 12:30pm Draft Agenda: All items listed have been confirmed. Additional speakers and topics may be added. Welcome Overview of Ontario’s Dairy Goat Industry in the Global and National Context (Marlene Paibomesai, Dairy Specialist, OMAFRA) Ontario’s Dairy Goat Industry (Tim Metzger, Manager, Beef Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Alternative Livestock and Aquaculture, OMAFRA) Challenges and Opportunities identified by industry Update on the Provincial Dairy Goat Sector Value Chain Roundtable Broker Updates (Kevin Weaver,…

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Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference

January 31 - February 1
Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Rd
London, Ontario Canada
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$350

General Information An Annual event, bringing processors and growers together, along with industry suppliers and government, to address issues impacting upon the industry.  It also provides an excellent networking opportunity: Please click here to view the program for the upcoming Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference. **Location**: Four Points by Sheraton 1150 Wellington Road South London, Ontario Phone No:(519) 681-0600 or toll free at 1-866-716-8133 Parking:  Free outdoor parking. Registration Costs: Advance registration is highly recommended.  Please click here for the registration forms. Cancellation:  A $25 administration fee will…

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February 2018

Sprouting New Connections: Money Matters

February 1
Glengarry Sports Palace, 170 McDonald Blvd
Alexandria, Ontario Canada
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$20

DESCRIPTION On February 1st, All Things Food|Bouffe360° in partnership with the Social Development Council and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry will host a second edition of the Sprouting New Connections speaker series. This half-day event is brought to you by the Food and Agriculture Advisory Council for Glengarry, Stormont, Dundas, Cornwall, and Akwesasne. This event will focus on Finance and will include resources and information for agri-food producers and businesses in our region. Topics will range from accounting…

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Creating Public Benefit from Individual Legacies

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington County Rd. 18
Fergus, Ontario Canada
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 Community members and Foundation supporters will hear how to strengthen effective local relationships to sustain rural community vitality.  Not-for-profit organizations can exchange experiences and learn from one another about how to connect local philanthropy with community priorities.  Financial planners, municipal staff and leaders will learn how to keep wealth from leaving rural communities and how community foundations can promote local economic development goals. Featured Speakers: Ryan Gibson (University of Guelph), Cindy Lindsay (Community Foundations of Canada)

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Creating Public Benefit from Individual Legacies

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Best Western Plus Cobourg, 930 Burnham Street
Cobourg, Ontario Canada
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 Community members and Foundation supporters will hear how to strengthen effective local relationships to sustain rural community vitality.  Not-for-profit organizations can exchange experiences and learn from one another about how to connect local philanthropy with community priorities.  Financial planners, municipal staff and leaders will learn how to keep wealth from leaving rural communities and how community foundations can promote local economic development goals. Featured Speakers: Ryan Gibson (University of Guelph), Cindy Lindsay (Community Foundations of Canada)

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Mission Possible: Agents of Change

February 5 - February 7
Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9 Canada
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$885

Welcome to EDCO's 61st Annual Conference and Showcase, Mission Possible: Agents of Change, coming to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, February 5-7, 2018! About the conference The 61st Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase — Mission Possible: Agents of Change — will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, February 5-7 2018. Escape from the office and go undercover in a place where you can imagine, create and discuss issues facing economic developers with some of the most imaginative and strategic minds in the…

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Canada’s Agriculture Day

February 13
Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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$175

Canada's Agriculture Day is February 13, 2018 Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to showcase all of the amazing things happening in our industry and create a closer connection with consumers about where their food comes from and the people who produce it. It’s important for all of us in the industry to show our ag pride, celebrate our industry and be part of the food conversation every day. We’ve added more ideas and new downloadable resources to this website to…

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

February 21 - February 22
Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
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$95

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Now entering its 16th year, OFVC is attended by a cross section of the horticultural sector including government, industry, business, consultants, producers, associations, researchers and educators. Located at the dynamic Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the 2-day convention features a great lineup of horticultural experts, educational sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities. Learn more. The Ontario Fruit…

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CRITICAL PRACTICE IN AN AGE OF COMPLEXITY: An Interdisciplinary Critique of the Built Environment

February 22 - February 23
University of Arizona, Tucson Tucson, AZ 85721 United States + Google Map
$250

The conference welcomes delegates to present in-person, via Skype or pre-recorded video which will be uploaded to the AMPS YouTube channel. Keynote: Jane Rendell, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Every generation of architects, urban designers and planners face a set of seemingly intractable and isolated problems particular to their time – whether spatial or social. Mid 19th Century city planners addressed questions of public health while architects engaged in a ‘battle of the styles’.  By the 1970s ecological forerunners argued for a…

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