Sustainable Food Systems
Building strong local food systems for healthy people, healthy communities, and healthy environments across Canada.
Food is a global issue that is unfolding at a local level where networks of farmers, fishers, consumers, and neighbours are working together to build a better food system. When produced sustainably and shared equitably, food builds community, improves health, has a positive impact on local economies, and protects our land and water.
We work across Canada to help communities realise their visions for local, sustainable, equitable, and culturally appropriate food systems. From families rediscovering cultural traditions around food in northern Manitoba, to coastal peoples protecting salmon habitats in British Columbia, to volunteers rediscovering and sharing the fruits of Toronto’s urban canopy, communities are rebuilding Canada’s food system.
- Cultivate and support food solutions at the community level.
- Build strong local food networks by sharing knowledge and skills between individuals and groups.
- Support rural and indigenous food sovereignty.
The food that binds us
Tides Canada learning trip participants discover the food that is at the heart of two northern Manitoba communities.
Na-tas-kek: Reconnecting with mother earth
Amazing things can happen when people in communities rediscover their connections with each other and food.
Promoting food sovereignty and democratic decision-making to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of Canadians.
Providing the opportunity, education, infrastructure and means for people to access the edible fruit and nut trees around them.
Helping Northern Manitoban communities design local solution-oriented projects to address food insecurity and related issues.
From the Blog
Traditional Foods & Traditional Teachings Gathering, May 2019 Learn how Indigenous communities in Canada are addressing UN SDG, Zero Hunger Join the Northern Manitoba Food, …
928 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Manitoba lies Barren Lands First Nation and Brochet. Facing high food costs, the community of just over 600 people expanded …
Two weeks into my new role as Program Associate with Tides Canada working on the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC), I had …
The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative has released its annual report highlighting inspiring communities in Northern Manitoba leading change.
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