Food Policy Resources

Below are some food policy resources for inspiration:


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: 

* Severn Sound Sustainability Plan http:/

* Simcoe County Food & Agriculture Charter


* Best Practices for Municipalities, A guide to Local Food –

* Healthy Community Partnership Program

*Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
“Sustainability: The Intersection of Land Use Planning and Food”

*Food & Water First


“Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada”

* 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”



* The Harper report with Eric Holt-Gimenez and others (On Food Policy Councils)
and slideshow on it

*Alison Blay-Palmer’s article – “The Canadian Pioneer: The Genesis of Urban Food Policy in Toronto
*American Planning Association – “Food Policy Councils”
*Rod MacRae’s report on Canadian Food Policy Initiatives


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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