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 shortly.


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

A review of official and civil society events and actions towards establishing a national food policy from 2001 to present day. Learn how Food Secure Canada and other actors built momentum. The story so far...

After years of lobbying by FSC and others, the Trudeau government charged the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food with leading the development of A Food Policy for Canada and we are now waiting for the policy to be released. Find out more with these Frequently Asked Questions.

With its members and other food-system stakeholders, FSC has helped 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. Find out more about our policy recommendations and actions.

With the Five Big Ideas, we are campaigning to bring citizens’ voices to federal policy makers to ensure A Food Policy for Canada helps all Canadians eat better.

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