Engaging Youth in Local, Wild and Cultivated Foods of Northern Ontario

Matawa Education Centre and Roots to Harvest

Matawa Learning Centre (MLC), a community based educational support centre for seven Matawa First Nation schools: Aroland, Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Long Lake #58, Ginoogaming, Neskantaga, and Webequie First Nations. MLC is a key collaborator and partner of Roots to Harvest - a not-for-profit organization and local food leader based in Thunder Bay. MLC partnered with Roots to Harvest to implement a “Forest Meets Farm” initiative to empower and increase First Nation youth awareness of traditional local food in the Thunder Bay region.