Blog Category: Quebec

JOB: OTTAWA, ON – USC Canada, Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 17, 2019

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USC Canada, in partnership with the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, is hiring a Program Manager for a one-year Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Project. Apply by June 6, 2019 12 PM EST for an opportunity to join the team! Position details: Start date July 9, 2019 (negotiable) to April 30, 2020, possibly renewable Location: Ideally Ottawa, Canada. Remote work may be possible. Why This Project Indigenous Peoples and smallholder farmers are the original plant breeders. The diversity of crops all people benefit from today is thanks to their careful stewardship and knowledge of their territories. Despite the disruption of traditional land-based practices, … Continue reading JOB: OTTAWA, ON – USC Canada, Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Manager

New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of farmlove.org We dug up the results from a national new farmer survey conducted a few years ago. A paper was recently published on the study, and we want to share the results with you! Pour yourself a cup of tea and delve into the challenges and opportunities for Canadian farmers with us. Below is a summary of the paper with a few highlights. Please download the whole paper for more detail here: New farmers and food policies in Canada By Julia Laforge (Lakehead University), Ayla Fenton (Farmer and on Board of Directors, National Farmers Union), Virginie Lavalée-Picard (Farmer), Stéphane McLachlan (University of … Continue reading New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 22, 2019

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Are you a Certified Organic Farmer in Canada? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the social, environmental, and business motivations of organic producers in Canada.  This survey, designed by a research team from the University of Guelph, is collecting information on the motivations of Canadian organic farmers to farm organically. If you are a certified organic farmer and over 18 then you can participate! Take the Survey here: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdBsBwpugMNXXzD Background information Organic agriculture is growing fast and that is a good thing! However that also means that the organic movement is evolving. While this is true for all actors in … Continue reading Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

SURVEY: Understanding Farmers’ Need for Seed!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 29, 2019

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Seed Savers Exchange is looking for insight from farmers and seed breeders about how you source seeds. Please consider taking the short survey. Thank you! Survey for BREEDERS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSEBreederSurvey  Survey for FARMERS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSEFarmerSurvey Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit that aims to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.  We are seeking to understand how farmers source seeds and how this process can be improved. Providing input from your experiences will help us better serve the farming community.  Questions about this survey can be directed to kgilbery@seedsavers.org

Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 10, 2019

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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PRODUCING ORGANIC SEEDS? WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION, HARVESTING, QUALITY, MARKETING, BREEDING AND MORE?  WANT TO BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOLLOWING YOUR OWN UNIQUE SEED-FARM BUSINESS PLAN? IF SO, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 8th – November 1st, 2019 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

FARM JOBS: MONTREAL, QC – Santropol Roulant, Summer Farm Jobs for Youth

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 01, 2019

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Santropol Roulant in Montreal, QC, is hiring for a number of youth for summer jobs! Santropol Roulant Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers. In collaboration with other youth skill development programs, Santropol Roulant seeks to engage youth each year in our programming by creating temporary paid positions that are exciting, challenging and fun in a variety of our program areas. If you’re under 30 and looking for … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MONTREAL, QC – Santropol Roulant, Summer Farm Jobs for Youth

Are you a direct marketing farmer in Canada? Please take this survey!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 27, 2019

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Are you a Direct Marketing Farmer? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the economic and social impacts of direct farm marketing in Canada. Research title: Assumed virtues or tangible benefits? An analysis of the economic and social impacts of short food supply chains in Canada Take the Survey here:  https://survey.cirano.qc.ca/index.php/429639?token=DsnWz94Nf9z5q46&lang=en   Research Aim Our research aim is to look at the impacts of direct marketing on farms, farmers and local development in Canada. Direct marketing involves at most one middleman between the producer and the consumer (e.g. farm stand, farmers’ market, sales to restaurants, etc.). The requested information relates to the … Continue reading Are you a direct marketing farmer in Canada? Please take this survey!

NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 24, 2019

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth and in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is planning for the 2019 Young Farmer Convergence! The purpose for the gathering is to offer young farmers workshops, planning and skill-sharing. Our mission is to build capacity for young farmers to be part of an effective social movement and empower them with tools to employ creative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change! This event will bring together dozens of young farmers chosen from around Canada. Successful participants will learn about political organizing and social movements, climate action and agriculture and indigenous … Continue reading NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

March 28-31, 2019: MONTREAL, QC – Living Soils Symposium

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 16, 2019

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE LIVING SOILS SYMPOSIUM 2019 Written by Maya Sakellaropoulo of Regeneration Canada WHEN: March 28-31, 2019 WHERE: Marché Bonsecours – 350 Saint-Paul Est, Montreal, Quebec REGISTRATION: (early bird tickets go on sale January 17, 2019) livingsoilssymposium.ca/en/attend/ LEARN MORE: livingsoilssymposium.ca/en/ The upcoming Living Soils Symposium taking place in Montreal from March 28-31, 2019 is an engaging and information-packed event focusing on our incredibly crucial and principal ally, soil. Why soil? Soil is the origin of all life and plays a critical role in mitigating climate change by being the largest carbon sink on land. Unfortunately, according to the United Nations (UN), a stunning … Continue reading March 28-31, 2019: MONTREAL, QC – Living Soils Symposium

FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Juniper Farm, General Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 15, 2019

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Juniper Farm in Wakefield, QC is looking for a General Manager for the 2019 season!  ABOUT JUNIPER FARM Juniper Farm is an organic (and biodynamic) farm comprising a 200-acres in Wakefield, QC. We currently provide food for an onsite farmstore, restaurants, retailers and individuals. We have been in operation for 13 years and have 5 acres and 4 greenhouses (100ft*30ft) in veggie production. We have a dynamic team made up of 10 – 15 people for 7 months of the year and 3-5 people for the remaining colder months. We are looking for a skilled communicator who is a responsible, competent, organized, flexible, loyal, … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Juniper Farm, General Manager