How to understand food sovereignty? According to Mamadou Goita from Mali it’s a challenge to the wish of the powerful that we should all just “Eat and shut up”. More than one hundred people joined him in refusing to shut up at a Food Secure Canada (FSC) event in Montreal during the World Social Forum 2016.

 Join 700 food activists, chefs, researchers, community workers, Indigenous leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and interested foodies from across the country for Canada's biggest and most diverse food gathering, Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly  October 13-16th in Toronto. Registration is open and new program details will be announced soon. 

July 21, 2016 - Food Secure Canada is delighted to see that the newly proposed national food policy was discussed by agriculture ministers from across the country at their meeting in Calgary today. Food Secure Canada, along with thousands of Canadians, has been advocating for such a policy dialogue for many years. We are pleased to see the inclusion not only of healthy food but also of food security.

Canadian Association for Food Studies panel on food policy and social transformation sets the stage for thinking ‘big’ when addressing key challenges facing our food system in Canada.

With the Food Movement Profiles series, we support and highlight the work of Food Secure Canada members across the country. Our amazing members work daily to strengthen the food movement and create more just, healthy and sustainable food systems.

How Shall We Work Together on Canada’s Food Policy? Choose your date and sign-up!

How Shall We Work Together on Canada’s Food Policy? Maximum of 25 participants per call. Sign-up required.

PROOF has created a series of fact sheets on food insecurity which summarize important information about the problem in Canada: monitoring food insecurity, children in food insecure households, the impact of food insecurity on health, and public policy and food insecurity.

Given all the positive impacts, it is difficult to understand why Canada remains one of the only industrialized countries not to fund a school food program.

Following the nomination and voting period by FSC members, the Nomination Committee, composed of Eric Chaurette, Lucia Stephen and Diana Bronson, will propose a slate of candidates and present it to the Board.

As Canadian Education Ministers meet in Toronto on July 7 & 8, the Coalition for Healthy School Food is calling on provincial and federal leaders to work together to feed schoolchildren.

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