Government of Canada Holds Consultations to Develop A Food Policy for Canada

An online survey is now open at, where Canadians are being asked to submit their input which will be used to build a food policy that explores four themes:

  • increasing access to affordable food;
  • improving health and food safety;
  • conserving our soil, water, and air; and
  • growing more high-quality food.  

Understanding Canadians’ priorities when it comes to food issues will help the federal government to develop the vision, principles, and objectives for a food policy and to identify actions to take in the near term.

The online consultation is the first of a number of consultation activities planned to engage with a wide range of Canadians. The Government of Canada will also be hosting A Food Policy for Canada Summit in Ottawa on June 22-23, 2017. The Summit is designed to provide a space for stakeholders, experts, and key policy makers to share their views on A Food Policy for Canada.