Local Food Symposium - Fall 2017
Danielle BrodhagenDirector of Product Development, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance
Danielle Brodhagen is the founder of the award-winning Savour Stratford Culinary Festival. She also ran the Slow Food Perth County activities and contributed to the Monforte Brain Bank. She currently sits on the Terroir Hospitality Symposium committee. In her role with OCTA, Danielle teaches on food tourism and helps regions develop sustainable food tourism products. Danielle is known for her expertise in developing stakeholder led product development, resulting in a passionate and collaborative community.
Jeff FarbmanSenior Program Associate, Wallace Center at Winrock International
Jeff Farbman, Wallace Center Senior Program Associate, manages outreach and communications for all Wallace Center initiatives, and is a key member of the National Good Food Network (NGFN) team. Mr. Farbman is responsible for designing and producing NGFN webinars, a popular and well-respected technical assistance service. He also supports the National Good Food Hub Collaboration project through research, writing and outreach, including giving presentations at conferences and other venues across the country. Mr. Farbman honed his technical skills in an early career as a computer programmer, and developed his strong communications capacity working at a small New England private school. He graduated from Brandeis University cum laude in psychology.
Elma HrapovichDirector, Nutrition & Food Services, Halton Healthcare Services
Elma Hrapovich is the Director of Nutrition and Food Services for Halton Healthcare. In her role as Director since 2005, Elma has been responsible for the areas of Clinical Nutrition, Patient and Retail Food Services across the three hospitals within Halton Healthcare – Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital, and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Elma is an executive member of the Dietitians of Canada Business and Industry Network and Professional Advisory Member for the Dietetic Technician Program at Conestoga College.
Hayley LapalmeProgram Designer / Facilitator - NOURISH / NOURIR LA SANTÉ, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Hayle Lapalme’s talents in community development and communication have helped her lead a delegation to the United Nations, enable business partnerships with marginalized communities, and facilitate a multitude of workshops to build capacity in local food systems. In 2010, Hayley joined My Sustainable Canada to help assess and expand institutional procurement of local food in Ontario. She leads the Public Purse Procurement Mentorship Program to empower the public sector to provide leadership in building a more sustainable food system.
Ralph MartinLoblaws Chair in Sustainable Food Production & Professor, University of Guelph
Ralph Martin grew up on a beef and hog farm in Wallenstein, Ontario. His formal education includes, a BA and an MSc in Biology from Carleton University and a PhD in Plant Science from McGill University. In 2001, he founded the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada to coordinate university research and education pertaining to organic systems, across Canada. In 2011, he was appointed as Professor and the Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph.
Joel SalatinFarmer, Author, and Owner, Polyface Farm
Joel Salatin is a third generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, and more. Joel is the author of eight books including Everything I Want to Do is Illegal and Folks, This Ain’t Normal. The family’s farm, Polyface Inc. has been featured in several magazines and Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma. Joel is passionate about small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm.
Deb StarkDeputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Deb Stark is the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Over the years Deb has held several senior positions including Chief Veterinarian for Ontario, and Assistant Deputy Minister in both the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as well as Chair of the OPSEU Pension Trust. In 2012, Deb was the OPS Amethyst Fellow at the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies. Deputy Stark holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, and a MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Ryan TurnbullFounder and President, Eco-Ethonomics
Ryan Turnbull is the founder and president of Eco-Ethonomics Inc., a social enterprise and sustainability consulting firm, that specializes in business development for early stage social enterprises operating in the agriculture and food industries. As a consultant, Ryan regularly facilitates idea generation, feasibility studies, business planning, marketing planning and the development of growth strategies. Having helped over 150 startup enterprises and worked on regional strategies for building a local food economy, Ryan is currently working on a feasibility study for an Online Distribution Route Map facilitated through Ontariofresh.ca.
Brendan Wylie-ToalProject Manager and Business Development Officer, My Sustainable Canada
Brendan Wylie-Toal’s experience includes working with organizations to reduce their carbon footprint, developing mobile applications to help identify sustainable products, and creating policy recommendations for diverse stakeholder groups to encourage the adoption of sustainability goals. Brendan has been working on sustainable food system issues for several years, and uses this experience to help Regional Food Grant Program grantees at the Greenbelt Fund maximize their potential.
Greenbelt Local Food Symposium 2017 Registration Policies
Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. Substitution requests must be made in writing to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Symposium Event Space” in the subject line.