I wanted to let you know that the federal government is leading two ongoing consultations that could help address income-related food insecurity and support healthy, just and sustainable food systems within Canada.
We’ll be sharing the info below through our networks, but I thought you might also be interested in participating. Thanks to Jen, Colleen, Susanna, Shannon, and Katie for helping to pull this together.
A Food Policy for Canada – Online Consultations
The federal government has recently launched an online consultation to invite your input into the development of a food policy for Canada. Consultations are open until July 27, 2017.
The development of cross-cutting and comprehensive food policy is an exciting opportunity to help develop healthy, just and sustainable food systems for all of Canada, and we encourage everyone to share your viewsJ
On our website, we’ve linked to background information from Food Secure Canada, some of what the Ecology Action Centre has been working on, and provided a link to the online survey. Our most recent Adventures in Local Food blog post highlights some of the positive aspects of this initiative and a few areas of caution. We’ll also update the website with news and future opportunities for you to contribute.
National Poverty Reduction Strategy – Online Consultations
Over 4 million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, experience food insecurity. To tackle food insecurity, we need to address inadequate incomes that make it hard to put healthy food on the table. The federal government is also in the final stages of its online consultation in the development of a National Poverty Reduction Strategy. You can participate in the online discussion until June 30, 2017.
Please feel free to share these opportunities throughout your family, friend and professional networks.
Senior Coordinator, Community Food
Policy and Civic Engagement
Kjipuktuk, Mi’kmaq Territory
2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, NS