Growing Resilience and Equity

MAY 14, 2020 – 

The pandemic is magnifying the structural inequalities in our food systems, the insufficiencies of our social protection programs, and the challenges with the dominant food supply chains. Food insecurity in Canada is expected to double from the most recent statistics of 4.4 million people, before the end of the year. In response, Food Secure Canada has published a policy action plan for renewing the country’s food system in response to Covid-19.

This moment clearly calls for visionary and bold structural change rather than piecemeal approaches based on the status quo. Food Secure Canada’s “Growing Resilience And Equity: A Food Policy Action Plan in the Context of Covid-19” charts a way forward, grounded in proposals developed through a process of information gathering, listening, consultation and convening with individuals and organizations involved in “food movements” (social movements advancing food-system transformation). 

Within an inclusive public-interest based approach to food policy, programming and governance, FSC proposes that Canada focus on the following:

 

The time for healthier, more just and more sustainable food systems is now.

Click here for the press release

Click here for the executive summary

Click here for the full policy action plan

 

Spread the word

As the government prepares recovery plans, we need as many people as possible to share the message with their MP, Minister Bibeau, and Prime Minister Trudeau. Here's a message you can copy and paste:

Tell your MP you want real change. The time for healthier, more just, and more sustainable food systems is now. Check out the Food Secure Canada food policy action plan on how to get there. https://tinyurl.com/FSCactionplan #healthyjustsustainable #covid19  

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