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Resources & Networking

Discover new connections, resources, ideas, and initiatives here on campus, across Canada, and beyond!

Rethinking Latin American Studies from the South

Rethinking Latin American Studies from the South (RLASS) is a CIH Working Group grounded in the proposition that the old paradigm was dying; and that it’s time to bury it. Instead of us studying them, we need to build new frameworks based on us working together to solve a range of common problems. This kind of collaboration requires working alongside people in the region (which many of us have done for a long time), and across a broader range of disciplines. The RLASS Working Group will facilitate knowledge mobilization, exchange, and collaboration across cultures, languages, and disciplines to address common problems with sensitivity to local knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education

Housed at the School of Public Policy at UCalgary, the Simpson Centre is a Canadian agricultural policy research centre focused on socioeconomics, sustainability, and outreach. They are a locus of Canadian research that strengthens and supports the growth and sustainability of agri-food and agri-business – especially in western Canada.

UC Cities - Global Urban Research Group

The Urban Studies Research Group (now UCCities - Global Urban Research Group at UCalgary), was created in 2014 out of a growing need to coordinate research among the faculty participating in the Urban Studies Program. The group is formed by several members of the core faculty of various departments with the Faculty of the Arts, including Geography, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Archaeology/Anthropology as well as the EVDS faculty. Its main aims are: (1) creating a platform for exchange and collaboration between faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students and urban practitioners; (2) fostering and facilitating collaborative research, publication and grant application; as well as (3) strengthening and enhancing the existing undergraduate Urban Studies Program. 

AG 1054 - Fresh Yukon Produce Grown North

Partnered with the University of Calgary, Ag1054 is Yukon’s first ever off-grid containerized hydroponic farming system.

Partnered with the University of Calgary and Arctic Institute of North America, the container is located at the Kluane Lake Research Station on mile 1054 of the Alaska Highway.

Our Food

More than a biological necessity, food is meant to nourish, sustain and unite us. Yet poor diet has become the leading risk of death in Canada. Our researchers study how our food affects our bodies, our health, and even our minds — because while we all know that we are what we eat, we don't yet know why.

One Health - Healthy Communities Working Group

 A One Health approach to improving health outcomes in communities involves studying and evaluating the civic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of health and wellness within that community. Healthy communities require attention to mental health, wildlife, pets, and food systems.

Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities

The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (University of Alberta) assists rural communities in meeting diverse challenges through fostering constructive dialogue, promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and developing partnerships.

Alberta Health Services - Nutrition Services: Household Food Insecurity

Household food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is a serious public health issue. The Public Health Dietitians at Nutrition Services have a website with resources to guide understanding of the issue in Canadian health and social context, inform program and policy development, and address myths and misconceptions of the experience of household food insecurity and effective actions to address it.

The Alex: Community Food Centre

The Alex Community Food Centre (CFC) is a welcoming place for people to come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. The CFC provides people with access to high-quality food in a dignified setting through healthy meals and an affordable produce market. People learn cooking and gardening skills, and kids get their hands dirty in the garden and kitchen in ways that expand their tastebuds and help them make healthier food choices. Community members find their voices on the issues that matter to them, and people find friends and support. CFCs offer multifaceted, integrated and responsive programming in a shared space where food builds health, hope, skills and community.

Bow Valley Food Alliance

The Bow Valley Food Alliance (BVFA) is a regional organization of passionate citizens and professionals dedicated to addressing food security. BVFA addresses issues regarding access to affordable, healthy and fresh food in a coordinated way from the continental divide to the foothills along the Bow River corridor. Our vision is to foster community-based food systems that are equitable and ecologically-regenerative, resulting in food sovereignty for all of the diverse communities in the Bow Valley.


Calgary Community Food Map

Interactive map of various community food resources throughout Calgary including: community food pantries, food hampers, free and low cost meals, Fresh Routes Mobile Market (affordable), and more.

Centre for Newcomers - EthniCity Catering

EthniCity Catering is a non-profit social enterprise of the Centre for Newcomers, providing Canadian work experience and training to immigrants in their transition to Canada. Our students learn and expand their culinary knowledge by assisting with your orders and gaining invaluable work experience – your orders really do make a difference!

EthniCity Catering and Cafe has designed a menu that incorporates an array of exciting dishes from around the world. We focus on popular national dishes that reflect a country's identity and culture.

The Farm Stand Program - City of Calgary

The Farm Stand Program aims to improve access to healthy food options for Calgarians while simultaneously providing local and regional food producers with more places to sell food in the city. In 2023, the program supported over 30 stands across Calgary. Find a farm stand near you!

Global to Local AG: A YYC Food Tour

October 22, 2020

Bringing together voices from the grassroots, anecdotes from farming, and her experiential graduate research, Chelsea Rozanski (formerly Klinke) guides us on a YYC Food Tour like no other!

Highfield Regenerative Farm

Highfield Farm is located on 15-acres in the heart of an industrial community in the city of Calgary. In partnership with the Compost Council of Canada, and the City of Calgary, we are transforming this vacant property into a vibrant and productive urban farm through soil revitalization, food production and community programming.

Land of Dreams Initiative

Situated on a 30-acre plot of land in southeast Calgary, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) runs the Land of Dreams project: an urban farming initiative which brings community, social connection, and food together in one exciting initiative. The project is in partnership with recently arrived immigrants and refugees.

YYC Growers and Distributors

YYC Growers’ Harvest Box is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)-style program. We pay fair prices to member-farmers and other trusted local producers to bring you a diverse medley of high quality vegetables and other crops grown in and around Calgary and Southern Alberta. Our farms practice regenerative farming that heal the earth while producing clean, delicious, and nutrient-dense food.

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is working with producers and other members of the rural community to put a win-win strategy into action. By providing learning opportunities to better understand climate solutions, they are empowering rural Albertans with the tools to reap the benefits of climate solutions for themselves and their communities.

Canadian Association for Food Studies

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) promotes critical, interdisciplinary scholarship in the broad area of food systems: food policy, production, distribution and consumption. CAFS recognizes the need for coordinated interdisciplinary research efforts in response to societal needs for informing policy makers, assessing the outcomes of community-based work, and demonstrating the environmental and social impacts of changes affecting food systems and food policies. Membership is open to academics, students, professionals and others interested in food studies research. CAFS encourages research that promotes local, regional, national, and global food security, but does not advocate or endorse specific policies or political platforms.

Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation

Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation is the open-access, online journal of the Canadian Association for Food Studies. The journal’s peer-reviewed articles and commentaries, as well as visuals and voices from the field, collectively illuminate multiple dimensions of the Canadian foodscape. As diverse and entangled as the subject of food itself, CFS/RCÉA provides a critical resource to those interested in the myriad ways in which humans, food, and the natural and built environments come to construct one another.

Young Agrarians

Young Agrarians is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. We recognize the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside, and are committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, our network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth.

Rights Not Charity

The Global Solidarity Alliance: Food, Health and Social Justice

We are a group of non-governmental organizations, national networks, grassroots activists, and scholars in North America and Western Europe. Our goal is to amplify the work of grassroots networks and movements to advocate for adequate food and nutrition as a fundamental human right.

Arctic Institute of North America

A world where arctic information and expertise supports change for the better.

The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) is Canada’s first and longest-lived Arctic research institute. AINA was created by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a not-for-profit, research and educational organization. Our mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.

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