Canada is the fourth largest producer of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops, and now Canadians are the first in the world to eat a genetically modified fish. What GM foods are we eating, and what’s next? What can we already conclude about the impacts and risks of GM crops and foods in Canada after twenty years?
This webinar will provide a run-down of where we are with the technology and its products, to provide food movement activists with some information and analysis to examine the present and future of GMOs.
Join the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network for a run down if the most relevant updates, and a brief response to industry’s key public relations messages including the argument that we need GM crops to feed the world. Bring your questions and issues to the table.
This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.
The use of private vehicles for student drop-off can significantly increase local concentrations of air pollution at schools.
This webinar will feature a presentation by Dr Matthew Adams, followed by a Q&A.
Dr Matthew Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His research has found elevated levels of air pollution around designated pick-up zones from idling cars and also extending to nearby kindergarten and playground areas.
Attend this webinar to find out more about:
- Impacts of vehicle emissions on children
- Research methodolgy for assessing vehicle emissions and pollution concentration levels
- How kiss’n’ride vehicle drop-off can affect air quality at schools
- Potential mitigation measures, including school site design
This webinar is hosted by Green Communities Canada.
Mark your calendars for a workshop for planners and economic developers on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, designed to help attendees understand and implement the Agriculture System at the local level.
9:30 am. Arrival, Registration and Coffee
10:00 am. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 am. Agriculture as an Economic Driver – The land base, the businesses and connectivity (Danielle Collins, Ontario Federation of Agriculture)
10:30 am. Implementing the Agriculture System (Helma Geerts, Arthur Churchyard, Carolyn Puterbough, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
12:00 pm. Lunch
12:45 pm. Planning for Ag Systems at Regional and Lower Level Municipalities (Jennifer Best, Senior Planner, York Region; Faye Langmaid, Manager Special Projects, Planning Services, Clarington)
1:30 pm. Table Talk – Potential Opportunities and Barriers in Your Municipality
2:00 pm. Agriculture Systems that Work – Best Practices (speakers to be confirmed)
3:00 pm. Final Remarks
This event is hosted by the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
You are invited to participate in a half-day forum to begin building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery tool; and provide input to Ontario’s Open Government Action Plan 2020.
9:00 Building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool
- Data Landscape in Niagara Environmental Scan
- Canadian Open Data Summit in Niagara, Nov. 7-9, 2018
- Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool: Governance, architecture, construction steps
10:45-12:30 Open Government Action Plan 2020 Workshop and Working Lunch
- Provide input to the Open Government team of the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat on the challenges and opportunities on public engagement, inclusive and accessible open government and access to valuable information
This event is hosted by Niagara Connects.