Child hunger hits an all-time high in rural Ontario

Child hunger has hit an all-time high in rural Ontario, with over 14,000 children accessing rural food banks and their hunger relief programs every month.

School meal programs needed across Canada to address food insecurity

A new report is recommending provincial and territorial governments create a pan-Canadian program to fund school meals for vulnerable children.

Test of a feed

New Farmers, New Ideas, New Opportunities

Halifax, Nova Scotia – As Canadians from coast to coast are feasting on the summer harvest of fresh local produce, many are unaware of an impending crisis facing Canadian agriculture:  The average age of Canadian farmers is 54 and while many young people are choosing farming as a vocation, they must surmount many obstacles to make that choice. We need policies and programs that encourage people to make farming their career choice!

Edible Campuses: Campus Gardens Opportunities and Challenges

Interesting in creative fertile grounds to grow on campuses and or in the community? 

Watch the recording, help on May 14th!

Hosted in collaboration with Campus Food Systems Project             

Community Food Discussion Calls for National Food Policy to Address Real Issues

Toronto, 9 April 2013 – 150 enthusiastic people crammed into a hall at the Centre for Social Innovation-Regent Park last night to discuss the need for a national food policy on the eve of a Food Summit gathering executives from some of Canada’s biggest food businesses.  The event was co-sponsored by Food Secure Canada, FoodShare Toronto, Sustain Ontario, the Toronto Food Policy Council, Centre for Social Innovation and the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, and was intended to highlight voices and concerns that the Food Summit should be hearing.  Several participants plan to attend the Food Summit, organized by the Conference Board of Canada 9-10 April.

Tasting Food Democracy: A Community Conversation

TORONTO, 5 April 2013 – On Monday April 8 from 5 to 7 pm EDT, a coalition of organizations concerned with the future of food will discuss the development of a national food policy for Canada.  The event will take place at CSI Regent Park, 585 Dundas Street East and is co-sponsored by Food Secure Canada, the Toronto Food Policy Council, the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, Sustain Ontario, FoodShare Toronto, and the Centre for Social Innovation.

2013 Alternative Federal Budget: Put Food in the Budget

Montreal, 12 March 2013 - Having no national food policy is expensive, costing Canadian taxpayers billions in stopgap programs that don’t address the underlying issues. Most recently, Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, joined the chorus of voices across Canada calling for a national food policy.

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