Education and Advocacy in Canada

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At Canadian Foodgrains Bank, we believe that in order to end global hunger, we must make efforts within Canada, as well as around the world. We do this through our education and advocacy programs.

Education

We recognize the importance of facilitating the learning of Canadians on the issues surrounding global hunger and food insecurity. Informed Canadians are more engaged citizens, and are more likely to take action to contribute to the efforts of reducing global hunger.

Our education program, known as Public Engagement, asks Canadians to respond to global hunger in four main ways: Pray, Give, Learn, and Advocate.

Advocacy

The Foodgrains Bank also engages in political advocacy through our Public Policy department. This department supports the mission of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank by seeking to change the way governments (in Canada and other countries) make decisions around the issue of global hunger.

As a small department, we choose carefully which issues we tackle.  We consider the importance of the issue for food insecure people as well as our ability to influence the outcome.  We invite Canadians to get involved with this work.

An important part of both our Public Engagement and our Public Policy work is encouraging Canadians to use their voices to influence government policies that have a big impact on people living with hunger. We support Canadians in expressing their views around the importance of international development, and the role Canada plays in making the world a better place for all.

Our current campaign, Good Soil, is asking the Canadian government to increase its support for small-scale farmers through Canada’s aid budget. We encourage Canadians to write letters, or even meet their MP on the issues facing people around the world.