What are some significant policy options that could tackle the issues of disappearing farmland, and farmland too expensive for farming? As we head into the development of the Regional Food Strategy to guide the CRD and its member municipalities over the next five years CR-FAIR has been working with farmers, policy makers, researchers and other experts to look at some significant policy proposals to do just that.
Economic Resilience at the Neighbourhood Level – a starting point
Presentation slides from Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Workshop #1: Growing a Resilient Neighbourhood
Characteristics of a Resilient Community or Neighbourhood: a checklist
Presentation notes from: Strengthening Community Resilience -- How to do it in your neighborhood
This Policy Brief proposes the establishment of a CRD Farmland Conservation and Access Program to permanently secure regional farmland for agricultural use and allow access to farmers at affordable rates.
The first section of this paper defines the nature and purpose of Farmland Conservation and Access Programs. The middle two sections describe the current situation in the CRD with respect to farmland conservation, and identify why the region needs a Farmland Conservation and Access Program. The two final sections of the paper look at how such a program could be funded and recommends ‘Next Steps’ for the CRD to move towards the establishment of a Farmland Conservation and Access Program.
Media advisory: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond event is ‘Sold Out’
To support successful programming for youth, the Horner Foundation has partnered with the Community Council and the Weikart Centre for Youth Program Quality on a Youth Program Quality Initiative.
Slides from January 2012 presentation on Community Investment