As defined by Food Secure Canada, food security is a goal that is concerned with the protection and distribution of existing food systems, and food sovereignty describes how to reach that goal. Food sovereignty is rooted in grassroots food movements, and highlights the need for a democratic, equitable, and just food system; a food system one that involves inputs from citizens as well as producers.
Below is a growing list of resources related to food security and food sovereignty in Canada. Have any resources to add to this list? Let us know!
Food First NL works with communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food. They promote comprehensive community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all.
Young Agrarians is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada.
Their U-MAP is a particularly helpful resource. Here, they have aggregated resources related to the ecological farm sector across Canada. You can search by keyword such as “market,” “bees,” “soil,” etc., across a variety of categories.