The Foundation's Sustainable Food Systems initiative aims at systemic change to increase local and regional sustainable food production capacity while ensuring that healthy food is accessible to all. The initiative is comprised of:
- A select number of national grants which work across the food system to deepen or disseminate work which has been successful at a more local level
- Three programs:
Institutional Food program:
supports the work of hospitals, long-term care facilities, universities, schools and other institutions that want to serve more healthy, local and sustainable food.
Regional Value Chain program:
supports organizations to assess their regional food systems and then develop and implement market-based interventions to address gaps identified.
Banking on Change program:
supports the transformational work of food banks across Canada by targeting food security at the community level, with a focus on the role of food banks in moving beyond emergency food aid.
- A number of strategic components to heighten the impact of the initiative including impact investing and capacity building, through learning engagements such as a Food Business Boot Camp and a partnership with Food Secure Canada
Click on the images below to access some of the key resources produced with the support of the Sustainable Food Systems initiative.