Canada’s John Jackson and Connie De Sousa said, “We are honored to be a part of Food On The Edge. A gathering of like-minded people, to share ideas, advocate for community through food, learn about each other’s regions and grow from the experience.”
Here’s what the duo will be speaking about:
“Canada Eh….” Canada is unique in the vastness of its geography and natural resources. It’s the second largest country in the world. Incredible and unique seafood on the east and west-coast. Grains and livestock in central Canada. Wild game and wild foraging from coast to coast. First Nations (the first people of Canada). Most multi-cultural country in the world.
Here’s a link to a gorgeous community collaboration in Calgary that De Sousa and Jackson are involved in:
21st Century Simmons is the story of how a historic building in the heart of Calgary’s East Village is being transformed into a culinary hotspot for the neighbourhood and the city. Master Developer Calgary Municipal Land Corporation guided the nationwide search for tenants for the landmark in the heart of RiverWalk on the Bow River in East Village; the winning proposal came from a Calgary consortium of Phil Robertson and Sebastian Sztabzyb of Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, Aviv Fried of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, and Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, founders of Charcut. Here, members of the team and CMLC’s Susan Veres explain how the idea came together.