Build back equal: Canada’s unique response to hunger, COVID-19 and the climate crisis

COVID-19 affects us all, but not equally

While many Canadians worry about grocery store shelves being more bare than usual, more than 265 million people globally could face starvation by the end of 2020.

Farmers in Canada and around the world are seeing challenges in their ability to grow, buy, sell, and prepare food. At the same time, women and girls on the front lines of the pandemic are facing a reversal of decades of progress on gender equality and women's rights.

Trillions of dollars are being mobilized in response to this global pandemic. How can we use these critical funds to build more resilient, inclusive and climate-friendly food systems while also slowing the spread of COVID-19?

On June 29th, 2020, CARE Canada was joined by leaders from the UN, the Government of Canada, parliament and international organizations to explore what Canada can do to support a strong response to food and nutrition impacts of COVID-19 - and how you can get involved.

The webinar was hosted by CARE Canada and FAO North America

Featured Speakers

  • Barbara Grantham, President and CEO, CARE Canada

  • Claudine Mensah Awute, West Africa Regional Director, CARE International

  • Máximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development, FAO

  • Paul Hagerman, Co-chair, Food Security Policy Group, Director, Public Policy, Canadian Food Grains Bank

  • MP Kamal Khera, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development

  • MP Mike Lake, CPC Shadow Critic for International Development

  • MP Heather McPherson, NDP Deputy House Leader, Critic for International Development, Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs

  • MP Elizabeth May, Parliamentary Leader, Green Party of Canada

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