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Amanda Sheedy

Director of Development and Engagement, Food Secure Canada

Amanda Sheedy, Director of Development and Engagement, Food Secure Canada, is the interim community co-lead of the CFICE CCE Brokering Working Group. Amanda Sheedy loves food, good conversation and any process that deepens our democratic culture. In her role as Program Manager for Food Secure Canada, she works to build on the momentum of the People’s Food Policy, creating space for all of us to have a say in future food policies. Amanda has over a decade of experience in participatory democracy, community development and health promotion (including a Master’s of Public Health).  Much of her work has been at the grassroots level, including her role as the founding coordinator of the Good Food Box in Montreal and her work on GMOs in the late 90s. This work heavily informed the “Handbook on Citizen Engagement: Beyond Consultation,” published by the Canadian Policy Research Networks in 2008.

Areas of Interest: People’s Food Policy Project, children and food, Northern and remote food, Indigenous Circle, web development, participatory democracy, community development, public health, Good Food Box, GMOs, Canadian Policy Research Networks