Cathleen Kneen Award

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Sunday Nov 04   10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (30 minutes)
The Cathleen Kneen Award recognizes two people whose life and work related to food sovereignty involves:

  • Persistence and integrity;

  • Working from the ground up;

  • Working "at the edge:" taking risks, focused on radical / fundamental system change, public good, and future generations;

  • Networking, building community; and,

  • Mentoring, supporting others and developing leadership.

The two winners of the Cathleen Kneen Award 2018 are:

  • Vincent Frenette, who for the past 15 years has been running Le Filon, a food security organization in Lévis, Québec. Vincent works tirelessly behind the scenes, fighting to recognize the right to food, in addition to being a leader in food security. Weaving a grassroots movement around his projects, Vincent’s vision of sustainable food has permeated through other initiatives in social development and the fight against poverty, in both his city of Lévis and the region of Chaudière-Appalaches.
  • lham Saydna is an integral pillar in many communities – food security movements in Toronto, Muslim and Sudanese-Canadian communities, the growing Arabic-speaking immigrants and refugees, helping them to navigate the complicated systems in Canada, and many more. She’s dedicated to the work continuing with younger generations and is an inspiration to all of us who work for social and environmental justice in the world.

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