The COVID pandemic has rapidly shifted social need and service dynamics across communities. One of the most acute needs that has jumped to the forefront of COVID responses is that of food security. In this webinar, we will hear from leaders on the frontline of these efforts to learn what’s changing, working and still needed.
Dr. Alina Turner will be joined by special guests Rod Santiago (Archway Community Services, Abbotsford), James McAra (Calgary Food Bank), Celina Symmonds (Medicine Hat Food Bank) and Steve van de Hoef (BridgeStreet Church, Hastings County) for their perspectives, followed by a Q & A session.
In this webinar, you will learn:
Executive Director, Archway Community Services
Rod became the Executive Director of Archway Community Services in 2010 after 20 plus years of experience in senior-level leadership roles within the non-profit sector.
He was drawn to Archway because of the agency’s far reaching stellar reputation, vast scope and its innovative staff. He instantly bonded with Archway’s mission of “fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.” Rod has an Executive MBA from SFU and a BA in Religious Studies from TWU. He has also practiced embodied leadership, collective impact and community change, and intercultural dispute resolution.Read MoreLess
President, Calgary Food Bank
At the end of a day I ask one question: did we feed someone?Read MoreLess
Executive Director, Medicine Hat Food BankRead MoreLess
Steve van de Hoef
Program Manager at Bridge Street United Church Food Ministry
Steve van de Hoef lives with his wife and two daughters in Belleville, ON. He works as a full time dad and part time Justice and Faith Project Coordinator for the CRC.Read MoreLess
Dr. Alina Turner
Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker
Dr. Alina Turner is the Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker, a social enterprise harnessing tech innovation for the greater social good. She is recognized as a leading researcher and thinker on social issues with proven implementation results.
Alina is a Fellow at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors for A Way Home Canada and the Alberta Rural Development Rural Advisory Board on housing and homelessness. Her work on system planning is recognized as a leading practice and often called upon as a model across communities. Her drive and passion for this work are grounded in her lived experience of the social issues she continues to challenge in her professional work.