A special collaboration between the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).

We are pleased to announce the last of our lectures as part of our Winter 2017 Series. The Sauvé Forum Series showcases inspiring personal and organizational stories about overcoming social isolation. We invite you to help us explore the power and role of social connectedness in today’s challenging global context by joining us for a convivial and casual evening of dialogue.

The event will be in English, is open to the public, and will be held at 1514 Ave. Docteur-Penfield in Montreal. Refreshments will be served.

Beyond Food Banks: Sustainability, Social Justice and Belonging in the Urban Environment
April 3, 2017 – 5pm-7pm

The gift whose source is justice is greater than the gift from charity. – Kahlil Gibran

This discussion at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation on April 3rd focuses on food as a basic human right and key to building belonging and ensuring broader security. Food banks are a crisis response to food insecurity and cannot, in and of themselves, address the problem of food insecurity so closely linked to urban poverty.

With a panel of leading experts with direct community experience, we will explore the importance and possibility of food security as key to building sustainable community solutions within complex urban environments both in Canada and around the globe.

Guest speakers:
Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Center, Toronto; Diana Bronson, Executive Director, Food Secure Canada, Montreal

Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice, ISID, McGill University

Event Details

April 3, 2017 – 5pm-7pm

All events will be in English and are open to the public.
Food and refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary for this event.


Jeanne Sauvé House
1514 Docteur-Penfield Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1B9
Tel: 514.848.9292
[email protected]