Local and organic food in public institutions – Inspiration from Danish and American models

Du bio local dans nos institutions : apprendre des modèles danois et américain

On September 5, 2018 at 8:30 am, the Centre for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with Équiterre and Nourrir la santé, will be hosting a breakfast conference entitled Local and organic food in public institutions – Inspiration from Danish and American models.

Local and organic food procurement is the norm among hospitals, schools and daycares in Copenhagen (Denmark) and in the United States.

Join us to hear about how these public institutions managed the transition and what their principal success factors were.

Through brief presentations, we will also discuss current food procurement practices in Quebec’s public institutions and what levers are necessary in order to make a similar transition.

Important: The conference will be in English and in French.


Colleen Thorpe, Director of Educational Programs, Équiterre


• Beth Hunter, Director of Nourrir la Santé, McConnell Foundation (bilingual presentation)

• Jens Kondrup, Retired Senior Physician in Clinical Nutrition, Cophenhagen Hospital Corporation Danemark (English presentation)

• Skip Skivington, Vice President of Healthcare Continuity and Support Services, Kaiser Permanente (English presentation)

• Murielle Vrins, Program Manager, Institutional Projects, Équiterre (French presentation)

Event Details

September 5, 2018 at 8:30 am
Centre for Sustainable Development
50, Sainte-Catherine Street West
Montreal, QC, H2X 3V4

Length : 1 hour 30 mins. Suggested contribution: $5.
Danishes and coffee will be served.
This event will be webcast.


Thank you!

The Centre for Sustainable Development would like to thank Hydro-Québec, the main partner in its programming, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins, Journal Metro, Équiterre and Nourrir la santé. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation of participants in the 2018 programming will be offset by Planetair.

Proud partner of the City of Montréal and Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020.