On February 4, 2013 Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement, a project co-lead by Carleton Univeristy and CACSL, launched by hosting a panel- “Putting our money where our mouths are: the federal budget and food insecurity. The speakers provided me an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues relating to food insecurity in Canada.
Terry Audla, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami delivered a key learning by the effective use of visual comparisons. To advertise the event we had created a poster using vibrantly coloured vegetables. Terry shared the poster had little meaning for him, and showed a poster that would speak to him of food. From that I learned the deep importance of context and place in determining what constitutes food insecurity. Thank you, Terry for a humourous and real lesson. See the posters below:
The original poster 13-019 conference poster Jan 29