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Food waste costs Canadians $31 billion each year, with consumers wasting almost half of this production value. Reducing food waste has economic and environmental benefits and can have positive social outcomes. Here you will find resources to support food waste reduction and diversion programs along the food value chain.

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2018/09/11

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MRFPN

Sustain Ontario’s Municipal/Regional Food Policy Network brings together planners, community organizers, public health professionals, farmers and food policy advocates to share ideas and knowledge in order to influence policy at the municipal or regional level. Through workshops, webinars and other forms of collaboration, we pool resources and experiences to distil best practices and develop solutions to overcome barriers to public policy development.

municipalpolicy@sustainontario.ca

Initiatives

Local Sustainable Procurement

A compilation of resources designed to aid municipalities and Broader Public Sector institutions who want to leverage their public dollars to encourage the production of sustainably produced food.
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Food Waste

Resources designed to enable food waste reduction advocates to spearhead waste management policy initiatives in their regions, while promoting healthy eating habits among residents.
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Evaluations

A selection of tools, frameworks and practices highlighting the diverse approaches to measuring our collective impact in the local and sustainable food sector.
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Community Growing

A collection of resources for those involved in urban and residential agriculture issues, as well as those promoting community gardens.
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Farmland & Agriculture

These resources are dedicated to farmland preservation and other topics of interest to Ontario’s agricultural sector.
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Food Systems Frameworks

For community champions and new food advocates who are looking to enhance food policy and program work in their region.
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Children & Youth

Resources for people who are working to connect children and youth with good food and healthy food systems.
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Food Literacy

Hands-on teaching resources for educators; as well as case studies, evaluations, guides, and other resources for people advancing education about our food and food systems.
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Food Justice

Resources to help build and strength a just and sustainable food systems, that focuses on food sovereignty and Indigenous food sovereignty.
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