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Poppy Innovations is changing the way we eat to build healthier communities.

But we can’t do it alone. It is through the generosity of sponsors that we have been able to empower Calgarians to actively be involved in producing their own healthy food through activities like gardening, canning and cooking since 2012.

Opportunities for Sponsorship

We are currently seeking sponsors for the following programs:

  • Food sponsor for cooking classes
  • Edible Education bursary sponsor
  • Kids gardening program sponsor
The facts:

Despite years of awareness campaigns, the number of obese Canadians continues to rise:

  • Seven out of 10 children ages 4 to 8, and half of adults, do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables and fruit.
  • Children who are obese are at increased risk of remaining overweight or obese as adults.
  • Since 1978 childhood obesity rates have more than doubled. Today 1 out of 3 Canadian children are overweight or obese.
  • If current trends continue, by 2040, up to 70% of adults aged 40 years will be either overweight or obese.
  • 7.7% of households in Canada (1.9 million people) report being “food insecure” (unable to access adequate food with good nutritional value). Therefore this population has a lower intake of fruits and vegetables, suffer from malnutrition, consume more processed foods, trans fats and sugar.
It’s Working

Our goal is to improve these statistics by teaching Canadians to grow, preserve and prepare healthy and nutritious food.

I would not have thought my nine-year-old could chop, but he learned how to in the the class and now helps with dinner at home!
Class participant
The class really lit a spark in my children…they love to help in the kitchen now!
Class participant
Advantages of Sponsorship
To continue doing this important work, we need your help.

As a sponsor of Poppy Innovations you empower Calgarians to make healthy food choices for themselves and their families, an impact that will last a lifetime. Each sponsorship opportunity is unique and will be customized to your organization’s needs. Here are some of the benefits we offer to our sponsors:

  • Mention on sponsorship page on Poppy Innovations website
  • Social media mention on twitter and facebook
  • Logo on class materials like recipes, nutrition guides etc.
  • Mention in Poppy Innovations newsletter
  • Provision of store discount coupons to participants
  • Class hosted for staff
  • Promotional item for participants (with donor logo)-cooking, gardening, canning tool
  • Recipe using donor products
  • Discount for staff at Poppy events
  • Banner placement in kitchen or facility
  • Mention of donor and what they have supplied, during the class
Bigger Benefits:
  • Joint press release
  • Speaking opportunity for donor company
  • Article in newsletter about new sponsorship
  • Logo on aprons
  • Naming of event using donor name

To join our valued sponsors and partners contact Trina Rathgeber, Marketing Manager at or 403.921.5007 






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