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BCFPA 2021 Fall Speaker's Evening Webinar Series 2

  • 18 Nov 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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The BC Food Protection Association would like to present:

Fall Speaker's Evening Webinar Series

The BC Food Protection Association is thrilled to host a series of virtual webinars to our members in the fall!

Webinar #2:

Indigenous Food Systems and Food Safety

Speakers: Casey Neathway & Kathleen Yung, First Nations Health Authority

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

5:00-6:00 pm PT

Casey Neathway
Interior Regional Manager, Environmental Public Health Services, First Nations Health Authority

Speaker Bio: Casey Neathway is the Interior Regional Manager of Environmental Public Health Services for FNHA. He holds a BSc in cellular, molecular, and microbiology; a BTech in Environmental Health; and graduate certificates in public health and climate change. A certified public health inspector, Casey has previously worked as an Environmental Health Officer, an Executive Director in a BC First Nation, and is currently the President-Elect of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Casey is passionate about working as a partner with First Nations to identify and mitigate environmental health concerns, and to improve health outcomes for indigenous populations, ensuring a lens of traditional ecological knowledge is applied to his work. Casey leads a team of environmental health professionals supporting 54 First Nations across an area spanning more than 215,000 square kilometres. 

Kathleen Yung
Food Security and Healthy Eating Specialist, First Nations Health Authority

Speaker Bio: Kathleen Yung is the Food Security and Healthy Eating Specialist for First Nations Health Authority. Kathleen has a degree in Civil Engineering, a master’s degree in Anthropology of Food and more than 15 years’ experience working in food security, food sovereignty, Indigenous rights, community development, and culturally safe approaches to nutrition services. Kathleen is passionate about supporting the empowerment of Indigenous food systems through the use of community-driven, wholistic and strength-based practices. Kathleen overseas the food security and health eating portfolio across the province of BC.

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Canada’s first province-wide, First Nations-led health authority, collaborates with BC’s First Nations to increase food security and food safety knowledge using a community champion model and a community-driven, Nation-based approach. Through direct engagement and service delivery with communities, FNHA staff provide knowledge translation to Community Champions and peer groups, who in turn are able to take knowledge, and curriculum materials, back to their home communities to provide education and knowledge transfer to Nation members and residents. Our focus is to lead with culture, using strength-based approaches to build on existing regional food preservation capacity in First Nations. Through this approach, Nations are able to increase food sovereignty and security through preservation of traditional and country foods, and environmental health and food safety considerations are met through interactive, community-based training and education.

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Free for BCFPA Members
$20 for Non-Members
Note: Each webinar is a separate registration

The Zoom link will be available to those who have registered for the webinar event (via email receipt).

Spring Webinar Series Schedule:

Webinar #1 - MONDAY, NOV 8, 2021 - 4:30-5:30 pm PT
Topic: Food Microbiology and Berries
Speaker: Tim Jackson, Vice-President, Food Safety, Regulatory and Social Compliance, Driscoll's

Webinar #2 - THURSDAY, NOV 18, 2021 - 5:00-6:00 pm PT
Topic: Indigenous Food Systems and Food Safety
Speakers: Casey Neathway & Kathleen Yung, First Nations Health Authority

Webinar #3 - THURSDAY, NOV 25, 2021 - 4:30-5:30 pm PT
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Bill Marler, Personal Injury Lawyer in Foodborne Illness Litigation, Marler Clark

For more information and to register, visit our website:

Registrants are welcome to send in their questions to our webinar speakers ahead of time - you can email your questions to us at or post your questions in the chat during our virtual Zoom webinar!

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