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Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty.

Goals:

  • Zero hunger
  • A sustainable food system
  • Healthy and safe food

 How:  

  • Building on the People’s Food Policy and diverse community food practices, Food Secure Canada works with our members towards food sovereignty and for deep and lasting change in our food system. 

  • Facilitate a dynamic and accessible information hub to foster democratic debate on food policy.

  • Support dynamic networks to facilitate research and enhance learning and collaboration on food-related projects and campaigns.

  • Advocate for food policies at the federal level that reflect the priorities of Canada’s food movement.

Visit their Food Calendar for a series of members' webinars and teleconferences you can join in with.


Resetting the Table – A People's Food Policy for Canada

Canada urgently needs a national food policy. Close to two and a half million Canadians are food insecure. Farmers and fishers are going out of business, our natural environment is being pushed to the limit, a quarter of Canadians are considered obese, and we are the only G8 country without a nationally-funded school meal program. The status quo is no longer an option.

The need for change is widely recognized and plans to develop national food policies or strategies are being advanced by many sectors, including all five federal political parties and influential industry groups. The People’s Food Policy is significantly different from these initiatives. It is the first-ever national food policy to be developed by the food movement itself – a diverse and dynamic network of organizations and individuals working to build a healthy, ecological and just food system for Canada.

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seedling in handsThe Halton Food Council is an independent, non-profit organization composed of members representing a wide range of sectors and interests within our community. Since its establishment in 2009, the Council has been engaged in a number of initiatives to develop awareness of food system opportunities and issues and to promote food security with a common voice.

The Council promotes and supports sustainable rural and urban agriculture food policies and fosters partnerships and networks to create and support sustainable food initiatives.



Climate Change: Food & Water at Risk

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains grim news about the impact of climate change on our food and water resources. Both are going to suffer in the years ahead. The report is further evidence the Ontario government must act soon to protect our rare agricultural soil and water resources, not only for our own food security but to help feed the world, as well. Climate Change Report 

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The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) develops and provides programs promoting the practice and advancement of ecological agriculture which maintains and enhances the health of the soil, water, crops, livestock and the diversity of the environment.