Island Food Hubs - Together for Food

Strathcona Region

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GREENWAYS LAND TRUST

Greenways Land Trust has developed the Strathcona Food Network, a grassroots network aiming to foster a Healthy Food System throughout the communities of the Strathcona Regional District.

In their role as the Food Hub for the Strathcona Region, Greenways has supported networking between the rural and remote communities to share local solutions to barriers to food access, supported Campbell River’s first Seedy Sunday event, supported the development of community gardens in Campbell River, provided input to public consultations on policy development supportive of urban agriculture in Campbell River, and researched barriers to access to local seafood in rural and remote communities in a report titled Boat to Table.

Cynthia Bendicksen (MSc, RPB)

Hub Lead: Strathcona Food Network

Prior to joining Greenways Land Trust as Executive Director, Cynthia was the project lead for the Strathcona Food Security Project that carried out community-based research on food security in the Strathcona Regional District.

Within the Hub Collective, Cynthia brings expertise in biology and environmental decision making, focusing on projects which intermingle sustainable land use and the provision of wild food.

Cynthia brings over 10 years of experience in nature reserve management and community engagement to her roles within the community.

greenways@greenwaystrust.ca.
250 287 3785

Kim Black

Kimberley is a Registered Dietician working with Island Health’s Aboriginal Health Team since 2012. Kim’s office is in Campbell River and she works with Aboriginal communities throughout the North Island, with the Comox Valley as the Southern boundary. Kimberley has great respect for the traditional food knowledge held within Aboriginal communities, and values the bounty of fresh seafood available on the West Coast. Kim supports the work of the food hubs in the North Island by participating in food roundtables and encouraging participation with Aboriginal communities.

Kim Black is one of two, full-time dietitians with the Island Health Aboriginal Health Team, alongside Fiona Devereaux, who serves South Island communities. Kim obtained her Food, Nutrition and Health degree from UBC.

Kimberley.Black@viha.ca
250 850 2146

Anthea Kenelly

Anthea is a Registered Dietitian working with Public Health Services at Island Health since 1997. She covers communities in the Geo 1 area of the island including Mount Waddington, Strathcona and the Comox Valley. Her office is in Courtenay. Anthea supports the work of the North Island Food Hubs by participating in food roundtables, providing support and consultation for funding and projects and linking food security to prenatal, early years and school age groups in the communities.

Comox Valley Regional District
anthea.kenelly@viha.ca

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