Let’s make food an election issue!
Food Secure Canada and its partners across the country are engaging Canadians about food during this federal election. Canada requires a food policy cutting across health, environment, education and the economy to address the interrelated issues of hunger, unsustainable food production, climate change, and unhealthy diets.
Collectively, we are calling for the creation of a national food policy where no one goes hungry and all Canadians have access to healthy, just, and sustainable food. Priority action areas include:
- Ensuring adequate income supports, so no one goes hungry.
- Solutions to the food crisis in the North and fostering food sovereignty for Indigenous communities experiencing this unprecedented situation.
- Incentives and better supports for new farmers to ensure the future of sustainable food in Canada, addressing issues such as an aging farming population, increasing farm debts, and financial barriers faced by new farmers.
- A national universal healthy school food program as a foundation for health, wellness and learning.
Every level of government, along with First Nations, community groups, food producers, businesses, and citizens play an important role in designing and implementing food security policies for a sustainable future.
- Learn more about the issues.
- Sign the national petition, which will be delivered to the new federal government in Ottawa (Goal = 10,000 signatures!).
- Talk to candidates in your riding, ask them to take the candidate pledge, or participate in an Eat Think Vote event.
- Share this with others (#EatThinkVote) and encourage everyone to get involved to make food an election issue.