Food Policy

Food Secure Canada is working toward a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food system. We want to engage decision-makers on legislation, regulations and programs that align with our policy priorities, including national food policy; healthy school food; northern food security; and local, sustainable institutional procurement.

After fifteen years of advocacy, the Government of Canada is preparing A Food Policy For Canada. Food Secure Canada, its members and allies participated very actively during the consultation period in 2017, organizing community conversations, convening thematic webinars and preparing policy briefings. The new federal policy will be announced in May 2018.

Food Secure Canada’s food policy work has been supported by our members and by the Government of Canada (AAFC), CFICE, Canadian Association of Food Studies, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Arrell Institute on Food, the McConnell Foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action of Food Security

Learn about why we need joined-up food policy, and what it could look like:

  • FAQs
  • Food Policy Timeline

In the past few months, FSC has been busy talking with members and other food-system stakeholders, helping to set the stage for A Food Policy for Canada that will lead to a more healthy, just and sustainable food system that ensures everyone’s right to food. Get caught up on all the key issues with our policy briefs, reports and discussion paper.

FSC is campaigning to bring citizens’ voices to federal policy makers to ensure A Food Policy for Canada helps all Canadians eat better.

FSC's members and partners have hosted 23 in-person events across Canada and 4 web sessions to gather diverse communities and voices, while offering the opportunity for the community to provide input for A Food Policy for Canada.

Ways you can take action:

  • Get the inside scoop, become a member

  • Engage on other food system policies