On July 6, Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food, launched a new recruitment process for membership on the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.
The council was created to support greater collaboration in understanding complex and interconnected food systems issues from diverse perspectives to make meaningful and sustainable progress. It plays a key role in the Food Policy for Canada, providing advice to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on addressing challenges and opportunities across Canada’s food systems.
“The Government of Canada is committed to the Food Policy’s vision that all people in Canada are able to access a sufficient amount of safe, nutritious and culturally diverse food, and that Canada’s food system is resilient and innovative, sustains our environment and supports our economy,” said Bibeau in a press release. “It is essential that diverse perspectives are at the table, to help address current and emerging challenges and opportunities across Canada’s food systems.”
Membership of the council is intended to reflect diversity of Canada’s food systems, and bring forward economic, health, social and environmental perspectives to issues that impact or are impacted by food. To achieve this, the GOC is seeking new members from across Canada’s food systems, including from the food and agriculture sector, academia, civil society and Indigenous communities, with a focus on ensuring Indigenous and other under-represented or marginalized groups have a voice on the council.
More information on the council, including the portal to apply to become a member, can be found on the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council web page.
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