Food Systems Lens on the Minister of Families, Children And Social Development’s Mandate Letter

Find here the Minister of Families, Children And Social Development (Karina Gould)’s mandate letter.

Priorities related to food systems in the letter:

• Work with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and with provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous partners and stakeholders to develop a National School Food Policy and to work toward a national school nutritious meal program.

• Through the delivery of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and other measures, continue leading implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations.

• Immediate priority to build a Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system, and work with Indigenous partners to implement a culturally appropriate Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care system. 

• Continue advancing the Social Innovation and Social Finance strategy, including fully implementing the Social Finance Fund and launching the Social Innovation Advisory Council.

• Enhance the capacity and effectiveness of Black-led and Black-serving organizations through the continued implementation of the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative.