Local Food Symposium - Fall 2017
Beth HunterSenior Program Officer, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Beth Hunter is Program Director at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation where she leads the Sustainable Food Systems initiative and the Nourish program on the future of food in health care. She is a co-founder of Equiterre, one of Canada's leading environmental organizations, and previously led Greenpeace Canada's Oceans campaign on sustainable seafood. She sits on the boards of the Academy for Systems Change and the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security. Her masters in rural economics from Laval University examined the role of dietary diversity in food security. She lives in Montreal with her partner and two kids.
Marianne KatusinFood Services Manager, Halton Healthcare
Marianne Katusin is the Manager of Food Services at Halton Healthcare. She has worked in the healthcare food service for 30 years. As a leader in the industry, she brings the drive, the innovative thought process and commitment to providing exemplary patient meal experiences.
Marianne was the project lead for Halton Healthcare’s award winning “Good for you…Locally Grown” local project which was recognized by the Ontario Greenbelt Fund for putting more Ontario grown and produced foods on hospital menus.
Marianne holds a BAA in Administration & Information Management, a Diploma in Food & Nutrition Management, her Lean Healthcare Yellow and Green Belts and is an active member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. Marianne also works with HealthcareCAN as an instructor for the Food Systems Management course.
Kathy LoonTraditional Programs Manager, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Kathy Loon is the Traditional Programs Manager at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre. Her professional background is business and corporate development. She had worked for numerous First Nations and Native organizations throughout Ontario. She started working for Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre in June 2013 with a mandate to further develop/implement the traditional programs within the Hospital. These programs include Wi’Chiwewin (patient/client support services), Odabidamagewin (governance & leadership program), Andaa’iwewin (traditional & ceremonial practices), Mashkiki (traditional medicines) and Miichim (traditional foods).
Kathy is originally from Slate Falls First Nation, a small community in Northwestern Ontario. She is fluent in Ojibway and is an avid hunter and loves to net fish. She studied Political Science at Lakehead University. Kathy has two grown children and is now a proud Kokum (Grandmother) to two granddaughters.
Kathleen MerriganExecutive Director of Sustainability, George Washington University, GW Sustainability Collaborative and GW Food Institute
Kathleen Merrigan is the Executive Director of Sustainability at the George Washington University, where she leads the GW Sustainability Collaborative, GW Food Institute, and serves as Professor of Public Policy. Merrigan is co-chair of AGree, Board Director of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Food Corps. Kathleen was Deputy Secretary and COO of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2009-2013), where she led the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative to support local food systems and was a key architect of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign.
Dan MunshawManager - Supply Management, City of Thunder Bay
Dan is the Manager of Supply Management, City of Thunder Bay. He is a seasoned supply professional drawing on over thirty five years’ experience in government, mining and manufacturing.
He is or has been engaged in many Boards including the Supply Chain Management Association Ontario, Community Living Thunder Bay and the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre. Dan is active in advancing causes within the Supply profession and his community. He is also a participant in the national Nourish Program, helping to shape the future of food in health care.
Greenbelt Local Food Symposium 2017 Registration Policies
Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. Substitution requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Symposium Substitution" in the subject line. Substitutions will be accepted until January 26, 2015. For security reasons, badge swapping is not permitted.
Full event registrations, less a $50 cancellation fee, are refundable if submitted in writing to email@example.com on or before January 20, 2015. Registrations and cancellations received after January 20, 2015 are not refundable. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the cancellation date. All refunds will be issued back in the original payment type.
Registrations have the following payment options:
1) Cheques made payable to:
The Greenbelt Fund
661 Yonge Street, Suite 500
Conference attendees will receive an onscreen confirmation page after completing registration online and a payment receipt following full payment. Only those attendees who have completed registration and have paid fully will be allowed to join the Conference.
Early Bird Registration Policy
Early bird registration ends December 31, 2014. All registration and payments received after December 31, 2014 will pay the full registration fees.
By registering for the event you are providing permission to receive emails and mailings related to the event. If you wish to opt out of receiving any of these materials you may do so by emailing the Symposium lead, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are also providing permission to be photographed at any point during the conference. Photos may be used for Greenbelt Fund or Foundation promotional purposes.
Limitation of Liability
The event organizer reserves the right to amend this program, make speaker changes and cancel this event. If the event is cancelled, the organizer shall refund all registration fees paid, but shall not be liable for hotel, airfare, or other costs incurred by delegates. The event organizer shall not be liable for (and shall be entitled to use) any photos taken of participants or event proceedings for promotional purposes. By completing registration, conference attendees agree not to copy or permit to be copied, in any form or format, without the express written permission of the Greenbelt Fund, any of the contents of the Greenbelt Local Food Symposium 2015 attendee roster. Attendees also agree not to use the roster contents for any commercial, marketing, promotional, or political purposes.
Furthermore, attendees agree to all the terms and conditions set forth above including the use of photographic images and their contact information as included in the attendee roster.
For further information please contact our office at email@example.com or 905-875-2077.
Conference Fee Subsidy
The Greenbelt Fund is pleased to offer a limited number of conference fee subsidies to encourage all of our network to attend. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Symposium Fee Subsidy” in the subject line.
Those arriving early for the tours portion of the Symposium are welcome to store their luggage at the front desk.
All participants have full access to the Queen’s Landing Library, which comes equipped with desktop computers, internet access, plug-in stations, desks, and a printer. Catch up on e-mails, print a document, or use the seating area around the fireplace for quiet conversation or networking.
Complimentary wifi is provided for the duration of the Symposium. Please use access code “resort” to log in.
Directions + Parking
There is ample parking on-site, and is free for guests staying overnight.
Attendees of the Symposium also receive complimentary parking. Click here for a map and directions to Queen’s Landing.
Registration + Cancellation Policies
Please read our conference registration policies, which includes important information about cancellation/refunds, substitutions, liabilities and privacy.
We are pleased to offer a limited number of table spaces in the pre-function area of the main hall at Queen’s Landing. For more information please email email@example.com and include “Symposium Event Space” in the subject line.