Canada’s new Food Guide was launched January 22nd in Montreal, at the iconic Jean-Talon public market. Our team was thrilled to be present. We applauded its scope, going beyond simply what to eat and getting to how we eat: encouraging more plant-based foods and less highly processed foods, and eating more mindfully and together.

Eat Think Vote is an election campaign, gathering community members across Canada to dialogue with federal candidates ahead of the upcoming election. Our goal is to make sure that food is an election issue.

Food Secure Canada is looking for an Executive Director. Food Secure Canada’s Board of Directors is interested to receive applications from people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds and there is a potential to adjust responsibilities of the staff to complement the skills and experience of a new Executive Director.

The new Canada’s Food Guide is an important step in the right direction, but we are still waiting for two pillars of the Healthy Eating Strategy:  passage by the Senate of landmark legislation to restrict marketing to kids and front-of-pack nutrition labels.

How many petitions have you signed in your life? One, ten, a hundred? Do you wonder why organisations use them and if they have an impact? And, what is the difference between House of Commons petitions and those hosted by lobbying groups or on action platforms like Change or Avaaz?

MONTREAL - January 22, 2019 - Food Secure Canada applauds today’s release of the new Canada’s Food Guide, going beyond simply what to eat and getting to how we eat: encouraging more plant-based foods and less highly processed foods, and eating more mindfully and together. The new dietary guidelines open the door to important next steps, addressing how poverty and food insecurity influence diet and health, and beginning to consider cultural dimensions and the environmental impact of our food choices.

Two important federal initiatives would be strengthened if the Canadian government joined the rest of the G7 countries in a cost shared national, universal, school food program in Canada. Sign the House of Commons petition and join the #NourishKidsNow campaign now!

Food Secure Canada is looking for an assistant for a 40 hour contract (possibility of extension), to work Fridays at 8h/week, to clean the CiviCRM database of the organization.

Join us in signing the petition to the Brazilian government, signalling that this is unacceptable and to help protect the right to food.

92 national, provincial and local organisations joined Food Secure Canada in asking the Prime Minister to exercise his personal leadership to ensure that food policy serves the public interest.