Food Policy

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Looking forward to a successful second year for the Winnipeg Food Council

December 21, 2018 On December 14th, the Winnipeg Food Council met to discuss membership appointments for 2019, allocation of remaining …

Project: Food Policy

Indigenous Food in the City: A Dramatic Approach to Taking Action

December 3, 2018 Twenty-five people are gathered in a circle at Thunderbird House on a chilly December afternoon in Winnipeg, …

Project: Events

Brandon Food Council Membership Applications Are Open

Are you a resident of Brandon who is passionate about food security? Are you looking for a new way to …

Project: Food Policy

Keeping Tabs on Food Security One Story at a Time

During my time as a Research Intern at Food Matters Manitoba, I have had the pleasure of putting together monthly …

Project: Good Food Stories
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Winnipeg Food Council to develop a food strategy

The Winnipeg Food Council met on June 5th to get moving on its annual work plan. Though ambitious, many of …

Project: Good Food Stories

Towards a Winnipeg Food Strategy

Food Matters Manitoba was one of the key driving forces behind getting the Winnipeg Food Council (WFC) up and running. …

Project: Good Food Stories
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Seventy percent of people in Manitoba are hungry for a national school food program

Seventy percent of people in Manitoba support a national universal school food program. We sponsored a province-wide survey in June …

Project: Newsroom
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What’s your recipe for a better food system? Manitoba discussions on a national food policy

In late May, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced the launch of a national food policy consultation process. A national food …

Project: Food Policy
Rob Moquin, Policy Manager at Food Matters Manitoba, holds a microphone and sign that reads "Winnipeg Food Council"

Winnipeg food council members appointed

On Wednesday, June 21st, Winnipeg City Council appointed ten members to the first ever Winnipeg Food Council. The new members …

Project: Food Policy
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The National Food Summit: the potential for a food policy for Canada

  In late June, we attended a Food Summit in Ottawa hosted by  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).The goal of …

Project: Food Policy
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Brandon food council survey launches

May 27, 2017 Dear friend in food, Brandon is fortunate to have several organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals working to …

Project: Food Policy

City Council approves the formation of a Winnipeg Food Council!

Food Matters Manitoba would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved getting the Winnipeg Food …

Project: Food Policy
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Creating a Brandon Food Policy Council – The Next Step Towards Food Security

By: Olivia Boyce, Global Market What’s been going on? A partnership between the Brandon Poverty Committee, Food Matters Manitoba and the …

Project: Food Policy

What we learned at the most recent Food Secure Canada National Assembly

Every two years, people who work to end hunger and build healthy sustainable food systems across Canada gather to share, …

Project: Food Policy

13 Fires Community Discussion on Food

Food Matters Manitoba was honoured to be a part of the 13 Fires: Food community discussion on Saturday, August 27, …

Project: Food Policy

Putting healthcare on the table this election

We’re hearing a lot of promises in the lead up to the provincial election.  We have heard promises to cut …

Project: Food Policy
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Putting Manitoba on the Menu

Together, schools, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and Crown corporations spend millions of dollars on food each year. But why is only a …

Project: Food Policy
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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Investing in Local Food

What would it look like if Manitoba invested in local food? Schools, hospitals, and other public institutions are important places …

Project: Food Policy

A Right to Eat

Last Thursday, the world recognized Human Rights Day. The same day, rising food costs made headlines here in Winnipeg. The …

Project: Food Policy

Rural Institutions & the Case for Supporting their Local Abattoirs

When Bev, the food buyer for Benito School, is buying meat for her school’s hot lunch program she chooses to …

Project: Food Policy