We are calling for your personal leadership to ensure that the new food policy for Canada builds a more just, healthy and sustainable food system. We are concerned about the delays in the announcement of the new food policy, the adoption and implementation of the Healthy Eating Strategy and the failure of Nutrition North reform.  

After several meetings between the Selection Committee, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Cathleen Kneen Award, two extraordinary mentors and community builders.

From the launch of the People’s Food Policy Project to the upcoming adoption of Canada’s first ever National Food Policy, the Food Secure Canada community has been working hard side by side, from coast to coast to coast. Find out more in our booklet highlighting this journey!

What needs to change to make sustainably-grown food accessible to low-income Canadians? Food Secure Canada has embarked on research to guide future policy-making.

There is finally some noise about food policy as the government publishes its What We Heard report from its 2017 public consultations. Find out what we thought!

With the National Food Policy originally expected to be announced in May 2018, online and in-person consultations were held hastily over the summer of 2017. But we’re still waiting for the What We Heard report from those hearings, let alone the policy itself. We are hoping this prolonged process signals that a substantive instrument towards a healthier and more sustainable food system is on its way.

How well is Canada meeting its international human rights obligations? On May 11, it was our turn to be reviewed by the United Nations, with Canada’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

 

FSC is recipient of research funding for the 2018-2019 year contribution program for non-profit organizations of Consumer and Voluntary developed by Innovation, Science and Development Canada

The government just signalled where it is likely headed on food policy with clues coming from the government’s published Response to the recent Agriculture and Agri-Food parliamentary Standing Committee Report on Food Policy. A virtual town hall for FSC members was convened on April 9th, and members were vocal about their disappointment.

With new Canadian food policy and healthy eating strategy decisions expected later this year, it is disappointing that Canada’s food systems and their impact are not directly addressed in the 2018 budget.