Food Security Learning Tour, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Haiti

Description

Pilgrim in Mission | December 5–16, 2018 | $3,000–$3,500 (Partial subsidies available) | Application deadline extended

The United Church of Canada is encouraging individuals to apply for a Canadian Foodgrains Bank Food Security Learning Tour in Haiti. The United Church is a member of the CFGB.

This is a Pilgrims in Mission opportunity offered through the United Church’s People in Partnership program.

Food Security Learning Tours are an opportunity to see firsthand how CFGB supports projects promoting food security for families and communities, as well as learning more about Canada’s global role supporting agricultural and food security. This learning tour will interest those who are passionate about ending hunger and wish to see how women are playing an important role in achieving food security for all.

Fruit bowl with the words "Food Security Learning Tour Haiti" and "Canadian Foodgrains Bank"

Credit: 

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Goals

  • Learning about the causes of, and responses to, global hunger and food security, including the role of women in agriculture
  • Getting to know people, families, partners, and other organizations in Haiti who participate in efforts to improve food security
  • Equipping participants to share their learning, and to inspire other Canadians to reflect, pray, give, learn, and advocate for an end to global hunger.

Timing

December 5–16, 2018 (exact dates will be determined based on flight availability)  

Location

Haiti

Cost

The advertised cost for the trip is $3,000–$3,500. Cost includes in-country costs, airfare, visas, and accommodation, and all other expenses except travel health consult, vaccinations, incidental costs during international air travel, and any personal gifts. Partial subsidies are available to United Church members who apply. Please indicate your financial need in the online application. If accepted, we will be in touch regarding the amount of subsidy.  

People in Partnership believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in their programs. If the cost of an opportunity presents a barrier, please contact us at pip@united-church.ca to find out more about alternate means of resourcing and financial support.

Applicant Profile (to be eligible for a subsidy)

  • Have a valid passport that does not expire before end of June 2019
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to, and engagement in, The United Church of Canada (locally, regionally, and/or nationally)
  • Willing to be part of networks of education and faithful advocacy and to offer leadership to others within the United Church on issues of hunger, food security, and food sovereignty
  • Willing to speak to United Church groups about the experience and its impact on your faith journey
  • Willing to participate in advocacy initiatives and community awareness building on food security issues

Outcomes

  • Written piece (about 400 words) summarizing the experience, with five high-res pictures
  • Speaking engagements to United Church communities of faith about the experience
  • Ongoing engagement in advocacy
To Apply

Apply directly to CFGB by October 22, 2018. The original deadline was October 15, but a few spots are still available. As such, those interested in participating are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Please copy the United Church in your application at pip@united-church.ca.