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Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council

GSFPCIn 2004, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Sudbury & District Health Unit endorsed the City of Greater Sudbury Food Charter. The Food Charter, was initiated by the Food Security Network (no longer active), and describes how Sudbury will become a food friendly community through research, policies and programs that endorse:1) Population Health and Wellness, 2) Community Development, 3) Investment in the Regional Food System, and 4) The Development of a Sustainable Food System. In 2013, the Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council formed to assist in moving the Food Charter forward. The Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council connects people from across the food system including areas such as farming, food processing, environment and health.

Top Priorities: food access, food hubs, food strategy

Top Accomplishments: 1. Provided feedback during the Official Plan review process to ensure the food system is included in the new Official Plan.
2. Hosting annual events that attract key decision makers from the community.
3. Collaborating with the Social Planning Council of Sudbury to develop a framework for a Greater Sudbury Food Strategy.

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Main Contact: Bridget King
Position: Public Health Nutritionist, Co-Chair Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council
Phone: 707.522.9200 ext. 288

Established: 2013
Level of Jurisdiction: Municipal
Region(s) Represented: Sudbury
Website: Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council
Facebook: Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council
Twitter: @sudfoodpolicy

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Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy

The Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy builds on years of community-led efforts to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for Thunder Bay and Area. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the strategic action plan carries forward the principles engrained in the Thunder Bay Food Charter in order to achieve long-term community food security.

By addressing the social, economic, health, and environmental dimensions of food, community food security promotes regional food self-reliance, healthy environments, and thriving economies. The Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy provides a coordinated approach to achieving food security through the implementation of pertinent research, planning, policy, and program development.

Top Priorities: local food procurement, food access, farmer training program, market study, culinary tourism

Top Accomplishments: Developing the food strategy and achieving significan political buy-in and community support (eg all 7 local municipalities/townships formally endorse the strategy, along with the Thunder Bay District Board of Health and Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board)

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Name: Kendal Donahue
Position: Food Strategy Coordinator
Phone: (807) 624-2143

Established: 2013
Level of Jurisdiction: Regional
Region(s) Represented: Thunder Bay and surrounding area
Website: Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy

Thunder Bay Food Charter

Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy