Food Secure Canada’s Board and staff met in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal in early April. Powerful stories and symbols inspired and guided the group over three days of reflection and planning during a time of transition, for the movement and the food policy landscape.

With summer fast approaching, we expect the announcement of Canada’s first national food policy in the coming weeks. Last month’s federal budget paved the way by including a budget line for food policy that allocated $134 million dollars for specific initiatives, as well as announcing federal leadership towards a national healthy school food programme.

The Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Gisèle Yasmeen. Gisèle will officially take on Executive Director functions as of May 13th and will begin full time in Montreal in July.

Food Secure Canada is looking for a full-time Campaigns Assistant for our Montreal office for a 10 week summer contract position. Application deadline: May 21st at 9am

Food Secure Canada, and especially the Coalition for Healthy School Food, have important wins to celebrate in the 2019 federal budget announced March 19th. After years of advocacy, a budget line is established for “Canada Food Policy”.

OTTAWA, March 20, 2019 — Food Secure Canada is pleased to see $134.4 million over 5 years in the federal budget released yesterday for the Food Policy for Canada. “Our members have fought for this policy for over 10 years and we are pleased to see a commitment in the federal budget to several important community-led initiatives” said Diana Bronson, Executive Director of Food Secure Canada.

FSC's Executive Director, Diana Bronson and Leticia Deawuo, Director of Black Creek Community Farm, appeared on March 19th before the House of Commons's Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-foods (AGRI), to speak on perception of and public trust in the Canadian Agricultural Sector Comittee Business.

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.

Canada’s new Food Guide has been met with a lot of enthusiasm. It is a significant step in the right direction, opening the door to a new era of food policy prioritizing transparency and the public interest, and beginning to make connections between previously siloed aspects of our food system such as health, food security, and agriculture...