April 8th – Tasting Food Democracy: A People’s Food Policy for Canada

The TYFPC is excited to partner with local and national food organizations to co-sponsor ‘Tasting Food Democracy: A People’s Food Policy for Canada’ for our April community meeting. Two years ago, Food Secure Canada convened citizens across the country at kitchen table talks to discuss what policies would ensure a healthy, safe, and sustainable food system for all Canadians, resulting in 10 policy discussion papers.

In light of the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC) upcoming summit (April 9th-10th) to continue the discussion of a Canadian Food Strategy, it is time to renew our vision for democratic food governance in Canada. Who decides what issues are of concern, how they are defined, what solutions are proposed and how decisions are made are core questions of governance, and are the building blocks for policy action that is equitable for all Canadians.

Our April 8th meeting will broaden the conversation about a National Food Policy beyond industry, government, and academic leaders to all citizens. Read more on the Conference Board of Canada’s consultation process and the need for a democratic national food strategy in Food Secure Canada’s backgrounder document (PDF.)

We are delighted by the range of voices and issues that will be represented at our April 8th meeting. Event speakers include:

Diana Bronson, Food Secure Canada
Krystle Henry, Regent Park Neighbourhood Initiative
Elisa Levi, Indigenous Food Sovereignty Leader
Tzazna Miranda Leal, Justicia for Migrant Workers
Don Mills, Local Food Plus
Tasha Sutfliffe, EcoTrust Canada

Monday, April 8th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Centre for Social Innovation, Regent Park – 585 Dundas Street East (between Parliament St. and River St.) (map)

If you can’t make it, please watch the webcast (link will go live on the day of the event) or follow along on twitter #CANTalkFood. The TYFPC and others will be live tweeting throughout the event. Food Secure Canada will also post the video on their Youtube channel

Update: Video Available Here:

Tasting Food Democracy Event on Facebook

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