FSC welcomes the release of the long-awaited ‘Food Policy for Canada: Everyone at the Table’, announced today by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau.

42 national, provincial and local organisations and enterprises joined Food Secure Canada in asking the Senators to ensure that Bill S-228 is placed on the Senate’s priority list and passed before the end of the current parliamentary session.

Food Secure Canada led a research project to better understand how consumers living with low-incomes value and access sustainably grown foods, what barriers they face in doing so and what policy measures could be undertaken to facilitate greater access. Check out the research report.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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...