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Growing Stronger: a letter from the co-chairs

Wheat field with text reading "Growing Stronger; Aiming for Resilience in our Canadian Food System"

Growing Stronger: New program launched to help food system respond to crisis

“Growing Stronger” will connect all players within Canada’s food system through an online portal and a series of virtual consultations over the summer and into the fall.

combining wheat

Maintaining Family Routines During the Pandemic

Prof. Jess Haines, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, offers tips for maintaining family routines during the pandemic.

Provision Coalition Webinar Series

Provision Coalition, one of our community partners is hosting weekly webinars to create a space for dialogue on strategies to support your resiliency through the coronavirus pandemic.

Sugandha Raj, Praveena Thirunathan, Simone Weinstein (Provision Coalition Project Coordinator), Jared Stoochnoff, and Seyed Ahmadi pose with a Provision Coalition sign.

National Index on Agri-Food Performance: Webinar

The Canadian agri-food sector is considering how to demonstrate its leadership on environmental sustainability and other indicators of being a trusted food leader.

A combine unloads wheat into a truck at twilight

Ag labour is skilled labour

Is it possible to connect unemployed Canadian workers with farms who desperately need labour? Or are there other things we need to be working on and thinking of as well?

A man picks strawberries under a tunnel, representing agriculture labour

Canada’s Food Price Report COVID-19 Update

Food prices expected to rise 4% in 2020, with vegetables and bakery leading the way.

Animal Welfare During a Pandemic

Veterinary disease expert Prof. Scott Weese appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, discussing why farmers showing symptoms should take extra precautions around farm animals.

Webinar: Sales and Marketing Tips for Academic Startups

Webinar on how to sell more by aligning your business profile with your target audience. Hosted by Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph.

Canada’s Food Price Report ‑ COVID-19 Updates

The impact of COVID-19 has impacted Canadians’ relationship with food. It has caused online grocery orders to skyrocket, and panic buying of products, including flour and eggs, has worried many Canadians about food supplies and prices. However, researchers including, Arrell Chair, Simon Somogyi find that the overall 2020 food price projections remain unchanged from the original projections reported in December 2019.