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Climate and Community Conversation—Region 7

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January 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST

Free

Shape the conversation on climate change, income security, and community resilience – farmers can’t be left out! 

We are in a farm income crisis. The National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to expose the issue and seek systemic change. In a recent press releaseGrocery Prices are Rising and Farmers’ Share Declining as Corporate Processors and Retailers Take More and More, the NFU states: “public data shows that corporate food processors and retailers have relentlessly, for decades, pushed up retail prices even as the prices paid to farmers remained largely stagnant.” Given the state of farm income further detailed in the Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisisthe NFU is convening three virtual conversations in Northern BC and the Yukon, Northern Alberta, and the Northwest Territories, and the Atlantic provinces on the links between climate change, income security, and community resilience in partnership with the Green Resilience Project.

We want to invite you to an upcoming event in your community.

Dates & times:

  • Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories: January 17 5:30 – 7:30 PM MST
  • Northern BC and the Yukon: January 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM MST, 5:30 – 7:30 PM PST
  • Atlantic provinces: January 20, 5 – 7 PM AST

Who: Farmers and farm workers from the above three regions (NFU members and non-members)

Please register to attend by filling out this google form. Thanks to funding and partnership with the Green Resilience Project, we are able to offer participants a $50 honorarium for participation. We hope you’ll join us as we make farmers’ experiences heard.

What is the Green Resilience Project? The Green Resilience Project was launched by a group of individuals and organizations working in climate change and income security, who received funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund to organize a series of conversations on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience in communities. Farmers can’t be left out of these policy discussions and decisions. You can read more about the Project here.