FSSC & Western University Awarded Grant Under the HomeGrown Innovation Challenge
October 10, 2023 - Food Security Structures Canada is thrilled to announce that we will be working in partnership with Prof. Joshua Pearce and Western University as part of the HomeGrown Innovation Challenge. As one of 11 teams selected from across Canada, the team from FSSC and UWO will be focusing on systems that will support year-round berry production in Canada.
President & CEO Kim Parker shared that "our Moveable Agrotunnel, Better Grow Lights, and aeroponic growing system, combined with Dr. Pearce's unique agrivoltaics system, creates an energy efficient, climate controlled growing space that can handle severe climate and Canadian weather. We're excited to work together with Dr. Pearce and his team to refine our combined technologies to address production of strawberries, blueberries, and other berries, but our work will also extend to other crops. Our mission at FSSC is to meaningfully address food insecurity by empowering individuals and communities to grow their own food locally, year-round, regardless of climate or location. This grant will help support our work, and develop new technology to help stabilize food production here in Canada, and around the world."
For more information on the HomeGrown Innovation Challenge, visit https://homegrownchallenge.ca/
FSSC Wins People's Choice Award at Ontario
Agri-Tech Pitch Competition
Agri-Tech Pitch Competition
March 24, 2023 - FSSC is honoured to have been selected as the People's Choice Award winner at the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition in Guelph, Ontario. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! Congrats to the Competition Winner, Biofect Innovations and Dr. Ralph Christian Delos Santos who delivered a great pitch. All of the pitches were fantastic, and we were really honoured to be considered along side such great innovators.
Thank you to the University of Guelph Research & Innovation Office and OMAFRA for hosting this great event. Agri-tech innovation is growing in Ontario! We're excited to be part of this growth and expand our technology so that we can help empower people to grow their own food locally all year round in Ontario, Canada, and around the world.
Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition
March 9, 2023 - We're so excited to have been selected as one of 5 companies to pitch at the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition on Friday, March 24th. This shark tank/dragon's den style competition will be a great way to launch a new unit that we're about to take to market. Register and watch online for this cyber event which will showcase some very cool Ontario ag innovation!
Food Security Structures Canada Selected as People's Choice Winner at TechAlliance Limitless 2023 Awards
February 8, 2023 - We are so thrilled to share that Food Security Structures Canada received the People’s Choice Award at the TechAlliance Limitless Celebration of Innovation. We are truly honoured to receive this recognition, especially considering the amazing tech businesses who were also finalists. We are humbled to stand with such impactful and innovative people and businesses.
“I encourage you to find opportunities to use your voice, your words, and your energy to lift up others around you in every aspect of your life. Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be part of the very fabric of our lives if we are to reach our fullest potential as a society. Thank you again to TechAlliance and to Start.ca for this award. We are truly honoured and are so grateful for your support.”
FSSC Nominated for TechAlliance Limitless 2023 Gamechanger Award
We are thrilled to share that we have been selected as a finalist for TechAlliance’s Limitless 2023 Gamechanger Award, sponsored by Lenovo Canada. We are honoured to be acknowledged for our commitment to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion both on our team as well as through our work empowering individuals and communities to grow their own food locally all year round regardless of location or climate. Food Security Structures Canada is dedicated to being a force for change by benefiting people, communities, and the planet, and we are grateful to TechAlliance and Lenovo Canada for supporting us in this mission.
Kim Parker receives 2022 Mooka'am Kwe: She Rises Indigenous Women Leader Award
April 28, 2022 - Food Security Structures Canada's President & CEO Kim Parker was recognized today by receiving the Mooka'am Kwe: She Rises Indigenous Women Leader Award at the PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise annual Women Leaders in Sustainable Future event. This award celebrates successful, accomplished and committed Indigenous women.
Although Kim was unable to connect to the cyber conference due to technical challenges, FSSC Senior Project Consultant Lizette Lacoursiere accepted on her behalf and shared the following message of gratitude from Kim - "I am so honoured to receive this award. Over the past 20 years I have spent many hours digging into my family’s Metis heritage and understanding my place in history. Learning my families history and legacy has helped me to know who I am and has guided me in the work that I am doing to help address food insecurity in Canada and around the world."
Food Security Structures Canada & Kim Parker awarded 2021/22 UPS Global Impact Grant by Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation
March 10, 2022 - We are so honoured to have been selected to receive the UPS Global Impact Grant from the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation. The UPS Global Impact Grant aims to recognize entrepreneurs and innovators in marginalized communities making a social/environmental impact that transcends national borders through innovative products.