Workshops

We focus on the people who dare to make change happen rather than on food projects by themselves. 

 With our workshops, we aim to develop understandings and break down barriers so that we can all work collaboratively towards building a food secure world for everyone.

Beyond Our Plate

let's talk about food

Food Security Matters

Professional Development Series

As we collectively consider more diverse and unique experiences of food (in)security and work towards creative community-driven support initiatives, we've designed workshops to offer engaging conversation, consideration, and renewed vision for food-centred works and programs.
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Beyond Our Plate

length: 60 minutes

for: groups of 3 or more people, ages 14+

cost: sliding scale fee

best suited for: anyone wanting to learn about food security and how it impacts them and their community

This program offers an increased understanding of what food security means, explains the five components of food security, and explores a variety of perspectives to unpack issues of food insecurity.

Participants will be able to differentiate household food insecurity and its impacts, from a food secure experience. 

Beyond Our Plate workshops are facilitated online or in-person. 

LET's TALK ABOUT FOOD

length: 60 minutes

for: groups of 6-14, ages 16+

cost: sliding scale fee

best suited for: equity-oriented workplaces, community groups and organizations, food-centred works

Each of our relationships with food are deeply personal: cultural, spiritual, interpersonal, systemic, and ethical.

The ways we talk about food communicate more than simply our ‘personal preferences’, and can reinforce ideas about bodies, cultures, our own relationship to food, and our sense of connection.

We all experience consistent messaging surrounding food – whether through media, peers, family, or ‘experts’.

This workshop encourages participants to be deliberate and mindful in the language they use to talk about food within their programs and workplaces.  

As with all of Food Matters Manitoba’s Community Outreach and Engagement programming, it is our hope and intention that workshops like Let’s Talk About Food serve to ‘break the ice’, providing support and resourcing for ongoing and necessary conversations about food security. 

Let’s Talk About Food workshops are facilitated online or in-person.

Food Security Matters

length: 90 minutes

for: groups working together, aged 16+

cost: sliding scale fee

best suited for: client-serving professionals, educators, community leaders

Food Security Matters moves beyond ‘household food insecurity’ and considers food security as an experience, one that is unique to each person, and constantly changing.  

Participants are guided through the many of the complex and multi-faceted components of a ‘food secure experience’, and are encouraged to think imaginatively and compassionately about how these experiences may differ.

Through this workshop, we aim to unpack, define, and re-imagine the ways in which our current systems can cause for some of us to be more food insecure than others.  

We also aim to challenge the damaging notion that food insecurity is a personal failure.  

Food Security Matters aims to support, and resource, community members and community-driven initiatives which challenge food insecurity where it starts.

Food Security Matters workshops are facilitated online or in-person. 

Professional Development Series

length: 1/2 day or 4.5 hour workshop 

for: groups working together, aged 16+

cost: sliding scale fee

best suited for: client-serving professionals, educators, community leaders

This longer workshop format allows more time for group discussion and engaging activities.  

It is perfect for organizations seeking an engaging professional development experience.  

Food Security Matters and Let’s Talk About Food work well together as a half-day combination. 

 The Professional Development Series can be facilitated online or in-person.