Indigenous Gardens Boost Food Sovereignty in Canada

This article first appeared in December, 2018 on foodtank.com, the Think Tank for Food and has been used with permission.


Indigenous communities in the remote northern portion of Canada’s province of Ontario are expanding efforts to mitigate the impact of high food costs and a general lack of available nutritious fruit and vegetables in supermarkets by increasing crop production.

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Raising pigs and planting seeds

Displaced people in the Kasai region of DR Congo begin to grow crops, raise pigs, and their children go to school

Strengthened by a continuing supply of emergency food, 700 families who have been displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are preparing to plant crops and to raise pigs to support themselves.

In partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Congolese Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches have provided the tools, seeds and pigs for people to get started farming. Trauma healing workshops are beginning, and children are attending school.

2019 Fundraising Banquets - Richmond

We invite you to join us for an evening of dining, sharing in community and storytelling, at one of our 2019 Winter Fundraising Banquets in Richmond! 

We are pleased to have James & Janet Toews as our speakers this year. James is the current pastor at Neighbourhood Church in Nanaimo, while also being on the MCC Board. Last year he and Janet joined MCC on a learning tour to Zambia and experienced MCC's work first hand. They look forward to sharing stories from their experiences, and what it looks like to connect MCC's work around the world with the next generation. 

2019 Fundraising Banquets - Abbotsford

We invite you to join us for an evening of dining, sharing in community and storytelling, at one of our 2019 Winter Fundraising Banquets in Abbotsford! 

We are pleased to have James & Janet Toews as our speakers this year. James is the current pastor at Neighbourhood Church in Nanaimo, while also being on the MCC Board. Last year he and Janet joined MCC on a learning tour to Zambia and experienced MCC's work first hand. They look forward to sharing stories from their experiences, and what it looks like to connect MCC's work around the world with the next generation. 

2019 Fundraising Banquets - Langley

We invite you to join us for an evening of dining, sharing in community and storytelling, at one of our 2019 Winter Fundraising Banquets in Langley! 

We are pleased to have James & Janet Toews as our speakers this year. James is the current pastor at Neighbourhood Church in Nanaimo, while also being on the MCC Board. Last year he and Janet joined MCC on a learning tour to Zambia and experienced MCC's work first hand. They look forward to sharing stories from their experiences, and what it looks like to connect MCC's work around the world with the next generation. 

2019 Fundraising Banquets - Nanaimo

We invite you to join us for an evening of dining, sharing in community and storytelling, at one of our 2019 Winter Fundraising Banquets in Nanaimo! 

We are pleased to have James & Janet Toews as our speakers this year. James is the current pastor at Neighbourhood Church in Nanaimo, while also being on the MCC Board. Last year he and Janet joined MCC on a learning tour to Zambia and experienced MCC's work first hand. They look forward to sharing stories from their experiences, and what it looks like to connect MCC's work around the world with the next generation.