Coming on the heels of the Eat Think Vote campaign, food movement leaders from across Canada gathered in Montreal on November 15th for a conversation about next steps for food policy in Canada.

Food Secure Canada is delighted that Prime Minister Trudeau has made the mandate letters of Ministers public and we have quickly reviewed those that are related to food.  We are particularly pleased with the language in the mandate letter sent to the Honourable Laurence MacAuley, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Canada elected a new government on Monday. Whether you voted for the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens, Bloc or none of the above, the election results are a reason to be optimistic for the future of food policy in Canada. Let’s take a look at where the new Canadian government stands on Canada’s most pressing food issues.

The Hill Times published a Food Policy Briefing with two interesting articles covering Food Secure Canada's activities: "Advocates look to new government for national food policy" and "Strong #EatThinkVote campaign points to need for Canadian Food Policy Council".  

The numbers speak for themselves: 68 Eat Think Vote events across Canada, 164 candidates attended, 4461 participants, and millions reached through radio, television, newspapers and social media. We are so unbelievably grateful for everything Canadians did to make the Eat Think Vote campaign a huge success. 

Food Secure Canada's Assembly in 2016 will be in Toronto in partnership with Ryerson UniversityToronto Food Policy CouncilSustain OntarioFoodShare TorontoCommunity Food Centre Canada... and a growing numbers of partners.

Request for proposals
Term: December 2015 - November 2016
Location: Toronto, ON
Deadline for submitting appliocation: November 30, 2015

Food is central to so many social processes – the economy, health, social cohesion and justice, environmental stewardship – yet, incredibly, Canada still does not have a coordinated and integrated approach to managing the food system. Pieces of what we need exist, but these are poorly linked and many holes remain in the architecture of a joined up food policy.

September 25th, 2015

Members of the Northern and Remote Food Network of Food Secure Canada developed this op-ed and the proposal within it, which was published in the Winnipeg Free Press. 

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