It’s that time of year again! The NFU-O is hosting our annual convention and AGM in Hamilton. This year the AGM will focus on the importance of building resilient communities and farms as we work together to address climate change.
First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
170 Dundurn St. South
Hamilton, ON L8P 4K3
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Planning for Climate Resilience – Lynda Lukasik, Environment Hamilton
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, First Unitarian Church of Hamilton – 170 Dundurn St. South, Hamilton
Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. To book tickets, visit: https://nfuontario.ca/new/2020-agm-convention/ No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-832-9638 if you would like to attend but funds are a barrier.
Talk Description: Cities are struggling to cope with how to best address infrastructure challenges that come with a changing climate. How do cities tackle the competing issues of urban growth and protecting prime farmland? Join us as Lynda Lukasik Executive Director at Environment Hamilton shares their work on protecting farmland and creating a climate ready Hamilton.
Bio: Lynda Lukasik is a co-founder and Executive Director of Environment Hamilton – an environmental advocacy organization established in 2001 and focused on providing people with knowledge and skills to enhance and protect the environment around them. Lynda’s work at Environment Hamilton has included advocating for protection of agricultural lands and natural areas both within and near Ontario’s Greenbelt and making the important connections between smart urban growth and rural lands protection. Most recently, she has been raising public awareness about the role that rural lands protection and smart urban growth play in responding to the climate emergency.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Annual General Meeting and Convention
Doors at 8:30 a.m., AGM starts at 9:00 a.m.
Tickets: $95.00 (Full Program including lunch, dinner, coffee/tea and snacks)
Reports from regional council and national officials, elections, and debates on
Tackling the Climate Crisis
This year, we’re digging into the farm income and climate crises. This fall, the NFU released Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis, which examines in depth the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Canada, as well as the opportunities that agriculture provides to become part of the solution and calls for incentivizing low-input, low-emission agricultural approaches.
Members of the Climate Leadership Project Committee will present details from the report, and in the afternoon, we will learn from organizations who are working with farmers to incentivize and finance climate-friendly farming projects.
Doors at 6:00 p.m., Dinner from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.