Our Journey

In the last few years, Food Secure Canada embarked on an important transition to address the racism and inequities that have plagued the movement towards food system change. The FSC Board of Directors led a process of reflection, introspection, and (un)learning to usher in a new era, focus, and ways of working. The following mission & vision, values, and strategic objectives are a result of this work.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is of a just, healthy, and sustainable food system, one that honours our relationship with the earth and each other. Our mission is to support this vision by empowering an equitable food movement. We seek to amplify the power of diverse voices, using dialogue, advocacy, and capacity building to effect transformative changes in the food system.

Our Values

Guiding our work are seven core values:

  • Recognizing that food is sacred
  • Striving for equity and justice
  • Embracing the process of (un)learning
  • Practicing respect, compassion, and patience
  • Remaining balanced and grounded
  • Demonstrating courage
  • Acknowledging the interdependency of our food system

These values form our compass, guiding our board and staff as we navigate towards our vision.

Our Strategic Objectives

From our transformative journey emerged five strategic objectives:

  1. Enhance the culture of dialogue and shared governance. Reinforce the culture and concrete mechanisms for open dialogue and shared governance to amplify the power and leadership of diverse voices in the food movement, particularly from a decolonial and anti-racist perspective, while recognizing other intersectional aspects of privilege.
  2. Reinforce the role of FSC as a hub and shared platform of analysis and cohesion of the food movement. Maintain and communicate an ongoing analysis of the food movement to guide capacity building and federal policy advocacy.
  3. Strengthen the capacity of civil society actors in the food movement to realize sustainable, just and healthy food systems. Strengthen the capacity of the food movement through knowledge sharing, convening, partnerships and mobilisation.
  4. Further strengthen organizational resilience. Improve governance, accountability, management mechanisms, financial stewardship and consolidation.