Sustain Ontario Ontario
Non-Profit • The FPC has no formal connection to government. Convener of FPCs in a region. Sustain Ontario is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming Mission is to provide coordinated support for the development of food systems throughout the province that are healthy, equitable, ecological and financially viable through collaborative action. Within Sustain Ontario there are two very active networks: the Ontario Edible Education Network and the Municipal Regional Food Policy Network. The Municipal Regional Food Policy Network offers participants a chance to share and discuss various local food initiatives and or policies as a way of developing, supporting, and promoting best practices across the food community. By bringing together farmers, planners, food council members, community organizations, and public health officials, this network connects and strengthens existing municipal regional level efforts striving for a healthy and sustainable food system. Network tools include bimonthly conference calls and a network news and resources mailing list.
Organizational Priorities: Community engagement • Governance structure • Strategic or policy planning • Policy priorities: Food procurement • Healthy food access
2018-Continuing to move forward despite lack of funding. 2017-Bring Food Home 2017 - biennial provincial conference Creation / support of six food policy topic networks Supported the passage of a provincial Local Food Act which promotes and celebrates local food