Call for Participants:
COVID-19 and Food Security in BC Virtual Think
November 4 - Dec 2, 2020
the inequities that have been exposed and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic,
access to affordable and healthy food has become a crisis for many students and
their families. To explore this issue from the perspective of teachers, the
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is holding a “virtual think-tank”
with teachers across the province in Fall 2020.
think tank will consist of 4 virtual sessions to be held over the course of one
month (November 4 - Dec 2, 2020):
1: Webinar open to all members featuring a panel discussing key issues
related to food security in schools in BC (Wednesday November 4, 4-6 p.m.)
2: Workshop for selected participants only, focusing on sharing teacher
experiences and perspectives on food security (Monday November 16, 10 – 2
3: Workshop for selected participants
only focusing on recommendations for the BCTF, building on the discussions from
Session 2 (Monday November 23, 10 – 2 p.m.)
4: Town Hall on Food Security open to
all members and focus on sharing recommendations from the previous sessions.
Think-tank participants will be engaged as facilitators/moderators/content
generators (Wednesday December 2, 4-6 p.m.)
14 members from the general membership
will be selected to participate.
Successful applicants must be
available to attend all 4 sessions. The BCTF will arrange for release time
for workshop participants on November 16 and 23.
you’re interested in participating, please complete the COVID-19 and Food Security in BC
Virtual Think Tank application form.
e-mail your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: BCTF
Research, 100-550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2; Fax: (604) 871-2294.
Deadline for applications is November 6, 2020, 4:30pm.