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Getting to Know GRAN Issues


We invite you to dig deeper into GRAN issues through these upcoming and previously recorded webinars and online events and resources.

  • Adaptation to Climate Change-Driven Infectious Disease Risks in Canada -- Thursday April, 18 12:00 p.m. ET -- This webinar is being hosted by the Canadian Association for Global Health's Working Group on Climate Change and Health. Click here to register.
  • Climate Change, Love, and Seniors: What's the Connection? -- Tuesday, April 30, 1:00 ET -- This webinar is hosted by the Group of 78 and features Dr. Louise Comeau. Her presentation will explore opportunities to engage seniors in climate change campaigns and solutions, both at home and abroad. Recent social science research and public opinion polls suggest concerns about healthcare, security, and love of our grandchildren are potential communication pathways to engaging seniors in climate change conversations, campaigns, and solutions.  Learn how we can communicate the urgency of our climate crisis and most effectively affect change together.  Click here to register.

Links to recordings of past events:

  • Investing in Women with ENGAGE Partners -- Webinar hosted by the Coady Institute to highlight the work of five partner organizations in the Global South that are investing in women through education, advocacy, social entrepreneurship and more. (March 8, 2024) Video link here.
  • In Conversation with Elsie Bokaba -- GRAN Learning Event on the unique environmental values that African grandmothers hold and the contributions they can make in tackling the environmental crisis in the Global South. (February 1, 2024)  Video link here.
  • Food Security: Root Causes and Pathways to Change -- CBC Radio Ideas podcast with host Nahlah Ayed. Online article with audio link available here. (54 minutes)
  • What Does Food Insecurity Look Like? Some Examples from Liberia  -- Presentation by GRAN Anne Gardner (November 2023) Power Point slides available here.
  • Hunger Hurts: Local and Global Paths to Food Justice -- Panel discussion hosted in Toronto by GTA GRAN with guest speakers from Daily Bread Food Bank, SeedChange, ONE Canada, and GRAN (October 19, 2023)  Note: The event recording is available in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2
  • The Role of Agroecology and Food Sovereignty in Building Just and Sustainable Food Systems -- GRAN Learning Event with guest speaker Leticia Ama Deawuo, Executive Director of SeedChange Canada. (October 5, 2023)  Video link here.
  • Meeting Your MP -- GRAN Skills-Building Event with MP Anita Vandenbeld (May 25, 2023).  The video link is available to GRAN members in the Advocacy Toolbox (located under the Resources tab). Member log-in is required.
  • Global Food Justice? Decolonizing the Paths Forward -- GRAN Learning Event with Dr. Elizabeth Vibert (April 4, 2023)  Video link here.
  • Fresh Food, Distressed Planet -- Webinar hosted by BCCIC (February 7, 2023)  GRAN co-founder Peggy Edwards was one of three panelists exploring women’s lived realities and leadership in food security, gender equality, the climate crisis and peace.  Video link here.
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Seed Sovereignty -- Webinar co-hosted by York University and SeedChange (January 19, 2023) Video link here.
  • Crises and Trends to Watch in 2023 -- Webinar hosted by The New Humanitarian (January 13, 2023)  Video link here.
  • Global Hunger Crisis -- The Walrus Talks series (October 18, 2022, Ottawa)  Video link here.
  • Presentation by HelpAge Canada with Executive Director Greggor Sneddon (May 25, 2022) Video link here
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Apartheid: Its Roots and Consequences with Dr. Madhukar Pai (April 20, 2022). Video link here.
  • Global Food Security and the Ukraine Crisis with Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability (March 29, 2022)  Video link here.
  • Growing Her Future: Climate Financing and Global Food Security with Canadian Foodgrains Bank (October 26, 2021).  Video link here.
  • Saving the Okavango Delta Panel Discussion with activists Ina-Maria Shikongo and Rob Parker and MP Elizabeth May (May 28, 2021)  Video link here.
  • GRAN Food Sovereignty Presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Vibert (April 28, 2021)  Video link here.
  • GRAN Climate Justice Presentation with Dr. Louise Comeau (January 27, 2021)  Video link here.   


We will do our best to keep this page updated, so we encourage you to check back often! 


updated 03/2024

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