Consulting with Canadians - Food Policy for Canada
The importance of collaboration
Collaboration that brings together a variety of experiences and perspectives is critical to the success of the Food Policy for Canada.
Local Food Infrastructure Fund Consultations
The Fund aims to strengthen food systems to be resilient, integrated and sustainable, and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations. The Government is now engaging with potential applicants on a future stream of the program, entitled Projects to Strengthen Local Food Systems. This stream targets groups of community, municipal, private, academic and other organizations that collectively have the mission to reduce food insecurity in a sustainable manner by strengthening or establishing a local food system. Interested organizations are invited to take part in our online consultation.
Food Policy Consultations
In May of 2017, Canadians were invited to take part in consultations on Canada’s first-ever federal food policy.
More than 45,000 people shared their thoughts on our food system in an online survey. Hundreds attended regional engagement sessions, a National Food Policy Summit, town halls hosted by Members of Parliament, and other community-led engagement events held across the country.
Consultations were held with organizations representing farmers, fishers, and the food industry; civil society groups with interests in food security, health, and the environment; academics and other experts; officials with provincial, territorial, and local governments; and Indigenous Representative Organizations.
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May 29-August 31, 2017
Almost 45,000 responses
National Food Policy Summit
June 22-23, 2017
Regional Engagement Sessions
Charlottetown, PEI | August 9, 2017
St. Hyacinthe, QC | August 16, 2017
Vancouver, BC | September 5, 2017
Yellowknife, NWT | September 8, 2017
Guelph, ON | September 12, 2017
Winnipeg, MB | September 29, 2017
Briefs to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food
over 100 written submissions
Town Halls hosted by Members of Parliament
Community-led engagement by civil society organizations
28 events (25 in-person, 3 webinars)
Self-led Engagement by National Indigenous Organizations
The Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the native Women's Association of Canada
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