Food Policy Resources

Below are some food policy resources for inspiration:

REGIONAL

Growing Orillia’s Food Future Report – 2013 (Click to Download Doc) 

*Healthy Community Design Policy For Official Plans:
“Food Access” by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:  http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Libraries/JFY_Communities/Policy_-_Food_Access.sflb.ashx 

* Severn Sound Sustainability Plan http:/partners.simcoe.ca/ws_par/groups/public/@pub/@midland/documents/web_content/wspar_023487.pdf

* Simcoe County Food & Agriculture Charter
www.fpa.simcoe.ca

PROVINCIAL

* Best Practices for Municipalities, A guide to Local Food –
http://www.amo.on.ca/AMO-PDFs/Reports/2013/2013BestPracticesinLocalFoodAGuideforMunicipalitie.aspx

* Healthy Community Partnership Program
www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/healthy-communities/hcf/partnership.asp

*Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
“Sustainability: The Intersection of Land Use Planning and Food”
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=9445

*Food & Water First
http://foodandwaterfirst.com/


NATIONAL

“Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada”
http://foodsecurecanada.org/sites/default/files/fsc-resetting2012-8half11-lowres-en.pdf

* Olivier De Schutter’s final report on Canadian Food Security as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food:
“The transformative potential of the right to food”
http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

CONTINENTAL

* The Harper report with Eric Holt-Gimenez and others (On Food Policy Councils)
http://ocfoodaccess.org/documents/Food_Policy_Councils_Report.pdf
and slideshow on it
http://www.slideshare.net/rafiusa/food-policy-councik

*Alison Blay-Palmer’s article – “The Canadian Pioneer: The Genesis of Urban Food Policy in Toronto
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13563471003642837?journalCode=cips20#.UzsJiMepqC8
*American Planning Association – “Food Policy Councils”
*Rod MacRae’s report on Canadian Food Policy Initiatives

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Six Core Principles of Simcoe County Food & Agriculture Charter

1. Equal Access to Healthy and Personally-Acceptable Food for All

2. A Close-Knit Community Achieved through a Celebration of Food and Culture

3. Long-Term Economic Growth and Prosperity

4. Agricultural Sustainability

5. Environmental Responsibility

6. Increased Education and Skills Development for a Healthier Community

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