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.

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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Online survey

May 29-August 31, 2017
Almost 45,000 responses

National Food Policy Summit
Ottawa
June 22-23, 2017
291 participants

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
352 participants

Briefs to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food
September-October, 2017
14 briefs
52 witnesses

Written Submissions
over 100 written submissions

Town Halls hosted by Members of Parliament
29 events

Community-led engagement by civil society organizations
July-September, 2017
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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