Course:LFS350/Projects/2015T1/PCRSfoodexperience

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Food Experiences at Pacific Community Resources Society

WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY?

Organization name: Pacific Community Resources Society

Mission of organization: Our vision is ‘Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities.’ Our mission is ‘Inspiring healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration’.

Description of project opportunity: Our agency has over 200 staff from Vancouver to Chilliwack and we provide a lot of food. Our Broadway Youth Resource Centre provides hundreds of meals a week. Our question is: What is our participants’ experience with food?

Skills required: Ability to host a conversation, reflective listening and ability to pull themes. Also ability to work with marginalized populations in an inclusive manner.

Skills to be developed through the opportunity: Planning, ability to hear a variety of perspectives and talking to people with a variety of backgrounds.

Project location: Broadway Youth Resource Centre, 3455 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Days of week and hours project will take place: Speaking with participants would occur when the resource room is open from 2-6 Monday to Friday. Planning can take place outside these times.

Primary contact for the students:
Allison Parker, BYRC Supervisor
Email: aparker@pcrs.ca
Address: 3455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-5710
Website: www.pcrs.ca

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:

  • Have confidence speaking with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Gain different perspectives about food
  • Gather and report on themes

Organizational Outcomes:

  • What do our participants think we should be doing with food?
  • Where are there differences and where are there commonalities?
  • How should we move forward?