An online survey is now open at www.canada.ca/food-policy, 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.