Between April 24th and May 31, 2012 there was an initial consultation on an early draft of the food strategy. There were more than 130 submissions by over 200 food and farming experts. These submissions helped to prioritize elements of the strategy and offered suggestions for changes to content, language, and structure as well as a wealth of research and reports. All of the feedback has been compiled into the June 2012 Consultation Report which includes a significant Annotated Bibliography.
The Design Team integrated the feedback from the first consultation into the December 2012 draft of the Strategy and Action Plan, which was open for an online consultation from December 2012 to February 2013. We received 78 submissions during this time. We continued our engagement with key government contacts and stakeholder groups and created a third Draft Strategy and Action Plan, September 30, 2013. We conducted another online survey between May and July 2014 and received an additional 33 submissions.
Between June 2011 and the present time we have engaged with many organizations and groups through webinars, presentations and meetings. See list of achievements to date.
Learn more about the foundations and concepts underlying the strategy? Read our background documents, reports and presentations.
The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) is hosting a webinar on Bill S-228: An Act to amend the Food and Drug Act (prohibiting direct food and beverage marketing directed at children) on Thursday, October 25, from 12 – 1:30 p.m. The Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons on September 19, 2018. Next […]read more
Launched just this week, Nourish is an initiative that is developing a two-year leadership development program for innovators shaping the future of food in Canadian healthcare. The Nourish Program According to their website, the national cohort will be supported to increase the role of food in patient care and community well-being. The cohort will be supported by facilitators, mentors, […]read more
Join the Nutrition Resource Centre in partnership with EPODE Canada as they examine the potential for social marketing campaigns to influence human behaviours and to help us make healthier choices like choosing water over sugar-sweetened beverages. The two organizations are hosting Using Social Marketing to Promote Water and Reduce Sugary Drinks webinar on June 9 that promises a […]read more
The Bruce Grey Food Charter continues to seek endorsements after its fall 2015 launch. It was developed by Bruce Grey Poverty Taskforce with open consultation with community members. There are dozens of such local food charters in Ontario addressing critical food policy issues for greater local food security and more vibrant agriculture. The Charter states that it is “a commitment […]read more
Headwaters Communities in Action and Dufferin County will host the second DC Moves forum on Tuesday, June 21. Executive Directors, program leads, or alternates from human service agencies in Dufferin are invited to participate and provide input. Improving agency collaboration is at the heart of DC Moves, a “made in Dufferin” initiative working to identify opportunities and develop innovative […]read more
The Government of Ontario has initiated a consultation period seeking comments on the Future of Experiential Learning in Ontario until the end of May 2016, as the Ministry of Education is expanding experiential learning to provide students with a broader range of learning opportunities that are “connected to the community”. To help inform the development of this […]read more
Will a taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages reduce consumption, and thus improve the health of Canadians? In a May 5 Webinar, Dietitians of Canada discusses its new position paper that recommends an excise tax on such beverages sold in Canada as part of addressing the negative impact of these beverages on health. While the live Nutrition Resource Centre Webinar currently is […]read more
A collection of public submissions from Sustain Ontario Members and allies.read more
Yesterday, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, Making Healthier Choices Act, which includes provisions that would require restaurants and food service operations that are part of a chain of 20 or more establishments to post the number of calories (and potentially other nutritional information) for each food item on their menus. This was a key […]read more
Food writers in this week’s news have been turning their attention to a food system issue that often gets sidelined: labour.read more