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A Food Policy for Canada: Learn more

As we develop A Food Policy for Canada, the Government of Canada is exploring how best to align and coordinate current and future federal initiatives strongly linked to food.

Federal initiatives related to food policy

There are a number of federal government departments and agencies involved in the development of A Food Policy for Canada:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Chair)
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Finance Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Privy Council Office
  • Statistics Canada
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada


A number of initiatives related to food are taking place across the federal government:

Food policy proposals

There are also a number of organizations who have done extensive work with regards to developing a food policy in Canada. This research and analysis has been considered as we move forward on A Food Policy for Canada:

Food policies in other countries

Other countries have established or proposed their own food policies and strategies, including the following:

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