Build resilient, food secure communities throughout Indigenous Territories/Canada*.
The path to this goal:
- Increase strategic alignment across food policy groups (FPGs), community networks and Indigenous, federal, provincial/territorial and regional/municipal government on approaches and action to reduce food insecurity and build food resilience.
- Increase ongoing commitment of, and resources from, governments towards community-based food planning, policy and programs.
- Enable communities to scale up, scale out and deepen their impact for greater food security and resilience in Indigenous Territories/Canada, not only affecting work at the community level, but additionally building capacity to bring leading community level expertise to provincial, federal and international tables.
*The language and framing of geography as Indigenous Territories/Canada is used in recognition of the co-governance on the lands of both Indigneous and Canadian governments.
- Share newsletters with compiled, relevant information on community-wide food resilience.
- Undertake research and collect resources about issues relevant to food communities and Food Policy Groups (FPGs).
- Support communities coast-to-coast-to-coast to develop or enhance Food Strategies, programs and policies.
- Support the increase of resources on food planning, policy and programs, including dedicated positions within communities and local government.
- Organize webinars and training to support implementing food strategies.
- Facilitate discussions about issues of relevance to FPGs.
- Provide facilitation, resources, literature reviews, policy sharing, letters of support, peer-to-peer mentoring programs, etc. to members organizations to help them achieve community food resiliency goals.
- Develop, gather and distribute resources around best practices and lessons learned.
Food Communities Network | Réseau Communautés nourricières | 2021