Elvezio Del Bianca

Elvezio Del Bianco, Program Manager, Co-operative Partnerships Vancity Credit Union As Vancity Credit Union’s Program Manager for Cooperative Partnerships, Elvezio (“Elvy”) Del Bianco works internally on disseminating knowledge of the cooperative business model to increase Vancity’s capacity to support co-ops, and externally on building partnerships and developing projects with cooperatives and...
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Allison Felker

Allison Felker, Acting Executive Director, Vancity Community Foundation  
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Heather O’Hara

Heather O’Hara, Executive Director, BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Heather is the Executive Director of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets and a new organic farmer living on a horse farm in Ladner. As a social entrepreneur and food lover, Heather believes deeply in farmers’ markets and small-scale farms and farmers as a critical force in our regional food system. Over the past decade,...
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Darcy Smith

Darcy Smith, Manager, Land Matching ProgramYoung Agrarians Darcy was raised with her hands in the dirt sowing seeds and harvesting backyard veggies. With a background in communications and project coordination, this farm enthusiast found her path when she started writing about and working with farmers. Darcy is drawn to projects that empower new entrants to agriculture with much-needed...
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Hannah Wittman

Hannah Wittman,Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, UBC Dr. Hannah Wittman’s research examines the ways that the rights to produce and consume food are contested and transformed through struggles for agrarian reform, food sovereignty, and agrarian citizenship. Her projects include community-based research on farmland access, transition to organic agriculture, and seed sovereignty in...
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