National Student Food Summit

Logo NSFSThe National Student Food Summit is a 3-day event that engages youth from across Canada on campus-related food issues. By bringing together multiple sectors including government, academics, non-profit organizations, food industry, and more; students are provided with authentic youth leadership development, networking opportunities and a platform to share ideas and strategies.  

A Campus Focus

The National Student Food Charter was conceptualized at the Summit in 2011 and is today considered an integral resource representing the student voice as an instrument of change for campus food systems. The National Student Food Summit is known for having speakers and panelists address broad food systems issues with an emphasis on how they apply to the local on-campus experience. Additional emphasis is placed on showcasing practical examples of successful student work leading to positive food systems change, and how these initiatives fit into the bigger picture.  Open forums and discussion groups ensure that students have the opportunity to network, brainstorm, formulate and share ideas allowing them to reach their own conclusions on the subject matter explored.

If you are a post-secondary student interested in food issues, this is an annual 3-day event you don’t want to miss!

Delegate Experience

The National Student Food Summit is unlike any food-related conference in the country. Here are a few testimonials from past delegates over the years about their summit experience

  • “I loved the progression of the weekend – from food issues, to possible solutions, to empowering us to do it.” - 2010 Youth Delegate
  • “I enjoyed the variety of workshops and the choice of breakout sessions. I loved being able to visit an organization in the city making a real contribution to food security and learning about their successes. Combining socialization with learning opportunities allowed ease of comfort with fellow participants and helped me to more fully understand the issues. I also enjoyed hearing multiple perspectives!” - 2010 Youth Delegate
  • "The summit’s focus towards initiating change on campus was inspiring and drafting the food charter together was an awesome experience." - 2011 Youth Delegate
  • "I learned a lot and even got inspired to start up a project at my University regarding food security and sustainable food systems." - 2012 Youth Delegate
  • “I had an absolutely amazing time. I enjoyed being able to connect with other CFSG coordinators and learn about all the different initiatives going on at other campuses. The conversations that took place will be an essential component of the work we will be doing for the next year.” - 2012 Youth Delegate

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