Held in Huntsville, Ontario from March 21st to 22nd 2017, this assembly brings together co-operative managers, farmers and food system developers to learn from each other. The two days are filled with workshops conducted by those on the ground from learned experience, group activities to shape the collective future of the sector and networking opportunities to build relationships within the network.
Key Note Speaker: Allison Hermes Executive Director of P6 Co-operative Marketing USA
Allison leads the innovative co-operative marketing P6 with over 12 co-op stores across the US, in collaboration with co-operative producers from across North America. Allison will demonstrate how the co-operative marketing model has benefited her member co-ops.
This years event is filled with special events and activities.
1st LOFC Annual General Meeting
Tour of Muskoka Good Food Co-op
Note: Subject to change
The 8th Annual Assembly is taking a location change in solidarity of the opening of the Muskoka Good Food Co-op, and the expansion of LOFC work into Northern Ontario. In making the move to Huntsville, we have found a great facility that will suit our assembly and make people feel welcome. The Waterloo Summit Center for the Environment offers on-site accommodation with access to beautiful vistas and trails. All the food will be provided on site catered by the Muskoka Good Food Co-op, featuring lots of local food by regional and Ontario producers.
On Site Accommodation and Billets
Similar to what was offered at Ignatius, The Waterloo Summit Center offers dormitory accommodation for conference attendees. Rooms range from single and double to triple person rooms. We have adjusted rates based on dormitory size. There is also on site shared kitchen areas so you can store and share food based on your special needs.
We are also offering billet accommodations with fellow members of the Muskoka Good Food Co-op.
Travel to Huntsville
We are offering a free bus from Toronto on March 21st and returning March 22nd. You can book a spot on the bus when you register.
The bus will leave from the Fresh Co parking lot at 2401 Dundas Street West, just north of the Dundas West Subway station at 7:30 am on Tuesday March 21st. The bus will be leaving from Huntsville Wednesday March 22nd at 4:30pm. You must register to reserve a seat on the bus.
If your travelling by car, with colleagues think about carpooling. Let us know if you have space in your car for other co-op friends.
If you need a ride, let us know and we will see if we can set you up with a carpool ride, provided seats are available.
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