For almost 20 years I have been working in the field of food systems, as a researcher and as a community organizer, food producer and educator. My work has been deeply rooted in engaging closely with communities as partners in the conception, design and implementation of research that meets peoples’ needs. Much of my work has been focused on Canada but I have always had an interest in the way our food systems shape and are shaped by global social and ecological realities. More importantly, in my research on network building, collaboration and food movements, I am always exited to learn about other places and the important work to build food systems that are healthy, equitable and sustainable. This includes not only celebrating the successes of our work, but also acknowledging and acting on key areas that leave many people across the globe hungry and marginalized from the decisions that impact their food systems.