If you work for an organization interested in hosting a Food Skills for Families program, please review the Host Requirements document for more information. Host Requirements
Participants: Programs are designed for adults (aged 19+). Individuals aged 13-18 are allowed to participate under certain conditions, see Youth in the Kitchen section below for more information.
Facilitators: Programs are instructed by certified Community Facilitators who have each attended a 3.5-day Train-the-Trainer program. Organizations are encouraged to have staff certified as Community Facilitators. If your organization does not have a staff member trained there may be local Community Facilitators who can lead a program for you.
Expenses: Costs associated with running the program are shared between the organization hosting the program and the BCCDC. Cost covered by the BCCDC include groceries and participant handbooks. Full time Food Skills for Families program staff are available to provide support by phone and email.
Returning Organizations: If your organization has previously hosted a program contact the Food Skills team directly to set up your next program.
New Organizations: To become a partner organization submit a New Host Application Form to the Food Skills Team.New Host Application Form
Food Skills is currently testing a youth pilot with the goal of developing a new curriculum for youth in the future. In the meantime, youth aged 13-18, are allowed to participate when a parent or legal guardian is also signed up. Hosts can also run programs exclusively for youth provided they meet the BCCDC Youth Guidelines and have a certified Food Skills Facilitator on staff who is able to deliver the program as part of their regular job.