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Organization Name

Richmond Food Security Society


2771 Westminster Way, Richmond, BC


Community Partner Name

Colin Dring

Email Address

Ph Number


Availability for Contact

Monday to Friday 9-6pm

Saturday, Sunday 10-2pm

Project Scope Statement

Our food system has undergone significant changes in the last four decades. Technological advancements, market structures, and an increasingly globalized supply chain have impacted the food system at every level: production, processing, distribution, and consumption. Individuals with long-term engagement in food system activities (i.e. farmer, dietician/nutritionist, food retailer, activist, policy maker, restaurateur, agronomist, consultant, environmental quality officer) can provide unique insight into the impacts of the changes in the modern food system. The Richmond Food Security Society is interested in documenting the experiences of long-term Chinese-Canadian stakeholders to capture their perceptions of change within their field in their own language.

Goals and Objectives

The objective of this community project is to interview four individuals of Chinese-Canadian descent with long-term engagement in the food system. Groups will contact, interview, record, analyze and create a short video highlighting the key themes and experiences of the stakeholders in their own language.

Recommended Research Methods

Ethnographic Interviews and Data Analysis

Potential Information Sources

On Connect:

  • Family Health International, Mack, N., Woodsong, C., United States, & Agency for International Development. (2005). Qualitative research methods a data collector’s field guide. North Carolina: FLI USAID.
  • Gibb, N., & Wittman, H. (2013). Parallel alternatives: Chinese-Canadian farmers and the Metro Vancouver local food movement. Local Environment, 18(1), 1–19.
  • Kodish, S., & Gittelsohn, J. (n.d.). Building Credible and Clear Findings. Retrieved from
  • Pelto, G., & Armar-Klemesu, M. (2014). Focused Ethnographic Study of Infant and Young Child Feeding 6–23 Months: Behaviors, Beliefs, Contexts and Environments. (No. First Edition) (p. 45). Geneva, Switzerland: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

Example of Video Format


Expected Outcomes/Deliverables

  • A short video documenting the stakeholders’ experiences in original language and with subtitles
  • A written report detailing the processes and methods used to identify participants, and collect, analyze, and interpret the data.

CSL Opportunities

  • World Food Day Event - October 18th
  • The Sharing Farm - volunteering with harvesting - Sep 15th to Oct 31st
  • Richmond Food Bank - distribution - Sep 15th to Nov 15th
  • Gilmore Church Community Meal - volunteering - Sep 15th to Nov 15th