Lifetime Achievement Award

Cathleen was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organic Council of Ontario at the Guelph Organic Conference, January 28, 2012. The following citation was read by Randy Whitteker of the Ontario Natural Foods Coop, who made the presentation.

Cathleen Kneen’s contribution to organics started many decades ago as a farmer on the east coast with her husband, Brewster. Cathleen’s work in the food systems movement has always been cutting edge. Her mentorship of community food activists across the country has created a generation of folks dedicated to including farmers and food producers in the food security conversation. She has championed organic production as an integral part of both emergency food and long term sustainability. Recently retired from her role as Chair Food Secure Canada, we trust Cathleen will find a new home for her passion and analysis.