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Wednesday, December 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
COVID-19 and Food Security: From Emergency to Equity

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The pandemic has exacerbated existing rates of food insecurity across Manitoba. Government and community responses have largely focused on emergency food relief. However, this problem of insufficient and inadequate food is not about a lack of food but rather a problem of inequitable economic access. Let’s seize this moment of transition and temporary income support programs to advocate for long term systemic change – to reduce food insecurity beyond the pandemic.

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Beth Timmers

Acting Vice Chair, Food Matters Manitoba
Beth Timmers is an environmental social scientist and project manager with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Beth has ten years of experience researching food and agricultural sustainability in tropical and equatorial regions and a PhD in environmental studies... Read More →

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Kirsten Bernas

Director of Housing, West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Kirsten Bernas is the Director of Housing at the West Central Women’s Resource Centre. She is also the chair of the Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition and sits on the Steering Committee for Make Poverty History Manitoba.
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Meaghan Erbus

Advocacy & Impact Manager, Winnipeg Harvest
Meaghan Erbus is the Advocacy and Impact Manager at Harvest. In her role, she is a community advocate, a liaison with all-levels of government and executes community- based research. Meaghan believes in the importance of amplifying the voices of those with lived experiences to help... Read More →
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Demian Lawrenchuk

Northern Coordinator, Food Matters Manitoba
Demian is driven by the Inninwuk (Swampy Cree) teachings to provide for his community of Fox Lake. Learning all he can from the land and the Elders, he spends much of his time harvesting from the land as dictated by the seasons. Demian has been committed to passing on these lessons... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm CST