By Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director, Farm & Food Care SK
The Canadian Public Trust Summit will be held in Saskatoon Nov. 13 and 14, 2019. This conference is a joint event organized by Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity. This year’s theme, ‘From Insights… to Actions,’ will allow participants the opportunity to hear from some of Canada’s top influencers in building trust with collaboration and communication.
To kick off the conference on day one, Dr. Dave Williams, astronaut and author, will speak to his experiences of collaborating with others and building trust with the public. The 2019 release of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity’s survey results will show how the public has changed their opinions about food and how it’s grown. Dr. Evan Fraser from the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph will highlight Canada’s importance in a global economy. The summit also features a media panel with Mairlyn Smith (TV personality and home economist), John Gormley (radio personality and talk show host) and Toban Dyck (journalist with The Financial Post). The first day’s evening gala dinner will showcase the 2019 Food & Farming Champion Award and be emceed by Saskatchewan producer Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel.
Day two of the conference will include a half day workshop to allow for more interaction with participants and speakers. Topics will include:
- Dealing Deal with Tough Topics: Tips and practice on the questions you hope you’re never asked – Clinton Monchuk
- Connection with Values: Digging deeper on the jobs to be done to effectively engage to earn trust - Christina Crowley
- Navigating Modern Media: How the agriculture industry can proactively engage the media – Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel
- Collaboration & Moving from Concept to a Working Reality: What does it take? – Dr. Dave Williams
This conference will take place at the Delta Hotel Saskatoon Downtown. Visit us online for more details. To discuss group discounts, please contact Clinton Monchuk.