Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre (QCFC) is a registered charity that strives to strengthen health, belonging and food sovereignty in Iqaluit utilizing the power of food, tradition and community. We improve access to good food by supporting local harvesting, preparation, education, training, and advocacy. To this end we provide programming in the following areas:
- Food access: We provide a community meal served seven days a week at our facility.
- Food skills: Our culinary skills training program provides underemployed Iqalummiut with professional food service education and experience, and facilitates their entry into the workforce. We also provide cooking classes for elementary school children and plan to roll out other food-centric activities (community kitchens, workshops) in the future.
- Engagement and advocacy: When it comes to structural change, we need the ear of politicians and policy makers. We work to influence our leaders at the municipal, territorial and federal level to better support those in food-insecure environments.
QCFC is a partner site of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC), a national organization that’s driving the development of CFCs across the country. The partnership with CFCC provides core funding and program support to QCFC to build up programming and further support community members’ access to food, resources, and supports. For more on Community Food Centres Canada, visit http://www.cfccanada.ca