Developing a Farm to School Evaluation Framework for Canada

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: July 28, 2020

Categories: Edible Education Network / Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / Schools

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and its partners, including Sustain Ontario, are developing an Evaluation Framework for Farm to School for Canada to identify priority outcomes and indicators for Farm to School (F2S) programs that can be consistently measured to demonstrate the impacts of F2S in Canada.

Anyone involved in farm to school or related programs, policy, advocacy or research are invited to participate in the process: academics, government representatives, public health professionals, teachers and administrators, producers, community partners, and more.

If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this registration survey, which will ask for key areas of interest to help inform an understanding of who is contributing to the process.

Those who complete the registration form will receive links to the surveys as they are made available, which can be completed anonymously.

It’s expected that each survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and that they will be available from August 7 – August 31 (Round 1), September 21 – October 9 (Round 2), and January 18 – February 5 (Round 3). Virtual conversations are also expected for the months of November and December for those who would like to discuss the progress of the framework.

Once registered, you can choose to participate in as few or as many of the surveys or conversations as you’d like.

Learn more about the process, including why Canada needs a F2S evaluation framework, on F2CC’s website here.  You can also check out this 3.5 minute introduction video for an overview of the process.

While there is no deadline to register, those who register by August 6th will be notified as soon as Round 1 of the process has been opened.

For more information or any questions, please contact Carolyn Webb, Regional Lead for Farm to School in Ontario, at