Food Secure Canada has developed this primer to encourage Canadians to raise these food systems issues when they participate in the online Canada Food Guide consultation - open until December 8, 2016.

There is a growing interest in agriculture as a career from a diverse group of new farmers, and many are succeeding in developing successful farm businesses. However more needs to be done to ensure a sustainable and resilient future for Canadian Agriculture.

On November 17 and 18 in Toronto, almost 200 researchers and advocates from Canada and abroad met at the first PROOF conference, Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada, to discuss one of the most intractable issues facing our country: the growing number of Canadians who have trouble putting food on the table. 

A summary of one of the interactive roundtables held at FSC's 9th Assembly, bringing together the leaders of major national organizations seeking to influence Canada’s national food policy.

Calling all new farmers! The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay is hosting a Facebook Live-Chat on Friday, november 25 to hear from young farmers in Canada.

An interview with Sarah Archibald of Meal Exchange, a Toronto-based charity empowering youth to take an active role in improving their local food system. We discussed Meal Exchange's core values, as well as ongoing programs and their hopes for the future.

On October 24 at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Montreal, Health Minister Jane Philpott unveiled the federal government’s vision for a healthier Canada. This includes measures to increase healthy living and improve mental health but has, at its centre, a Healthy Eating Strategy that seeks to support Canadians in choosing healthy diets.

Canada is one of the only industrialized countries without a national school food program. Such a program could address the angst and scrutiny that surrounds school lunches and ensure that every kid has access to the nutrition they need.

The federal government's new approaches to healthy eating will include new eating guidelines, as well as new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at children.

What better way to celebrate World Food Day 2016 than by listening to Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, tell the Canadian food movement that Nutrition North needs to be “completely overhauled” and that developing the new national food policy needs a “holistic…whole of government approach”?

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