Featured Speakers

Dr. Theresa Healy

Master of Ceremonies

An important part of my role is engaging and sustaining safer spaces for residents to be able to take up issues in their community and find ways forward together.

Carolyn Webb

Assistant Master of Ceremonies

Carolyn Webb is the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, a network that brings together groups in Ontario that are connecting children and youth with healthy food systems.

Anupama Joshi

Anupama Joshi joined Blue Sky Funders Forum as executive director in December 2018. She is an accomplished leader in the non-profit and social sector in the United States and abroad.

Arzeena Hamir

Arzeena Hamir is an agronomist and organic farmer from the Comox Valley. She and her husband manage Amara Farm, a 26 acre certified organic vegetable and blueberry farm.

Dr. Kim Raine

Dr. Raine is Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the School of Public Health, University of Alberta. Currently she is also Scientific Director of the Centre for Health and Nutrition at UofA.

Michael Ableman

A renowned speaker, storyteller, and author, Michael Ableman is highly sought after for his hands-on experience in food and agriculture, social enterprise, ecology and sustainable living, and urban agriculture.

Scott Graham

Scott is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society and holds a Bachelor of Education (Distinction) as well as a Master’s degree in Theory and Policy Studies in Education from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts is one of Canada’s most respected food policy analysts, as well as an effective advocate for food system change.