Within Our Reach: Building Community Academic Partnerships in support of a National Food Policy
Within Our Reach is an action research partnership between Food Secure Canada and Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE). It aims to increase the capacity of community and academic partners to contribute to a civil society national food policy process. We will do this through the practical application of, and experimentation with, ways to collaborate, coordinate efforts, and share resources for enhanced policy impact and knowledge mobilization. In particular, we will generate key insights on the process of community-based brokering, and explore how to effectively encourage partnerships that meet the needs and objectives of both community and academia. Ultimately, this project will enable Food Secure Canada, the pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food sovereignty, to mobilize cutting edge research and knowledge that will assist with the transition to a more healthy, just and sustainable food system.