Will you #VoteONFood this Municipal Election?

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: September 26, 2018

Categories: GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / Ontario Food Policy

The 2018 Municipal Election is just under one month away, taking place on Monday, October 22.

Municipalities are key players in Ontario’s food system, so we hope you will continue to advocate for food and farming with us during this pivotal time.

As with the provincial election, we have developed resources for the upcoming municipal elections on our new VoteONFood Page that has just launched.

Consider championing some of the Good Food and Farming Ideas, each accompanied with Issues and Evidence, as well as Questions for Candidates. With these resources, we hope you will #VoteONFood and urge your local candidates to support food and farming too.

You’ll find the ‘Big Ideas’ under the following topics:

  • Support Sustainable Local Food and Farm Enterprises
  • Support Sustainable Food Production and Harvesting: Enable Future Generations and Preserve Farmland, Forests, and Freshwater Resources
  • Get Healthy Food and Food Literacy in Schools and the Curriculum
  • Support Community Growing
  • Enable all Ontarians to Access Healthy Food
  • Bold Game Changer: Local Food Policy Councils

Some of the questions for candidates include:

  • Do you support procurement policies that ensure locally produced and processed foods are available in publicly-funded spaces such as recreation settings, long-term care, and childcare settings?
  • Would you champion policies to protect farmland?
  • What actions would you take to increase food literacy and local food awareness in children, youth, educators, parents and caregivers in your community?
  • What actions could Council take that could mean local residents struggling with food insecurity have more money for food?

Be sure to read more on the VoteONFood page, and then put the resources to good use!

Thank you for your ongoing support of Ontario’s food system.