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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Right to Eat

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

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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 …

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Local Food Procurement: A Case Study of Diversity Foods

By Leanne Dunne, Manitoba on the Menu Coordinator Institutions, such as universities, play an important role in food system change, …

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From Hunger to Health

A podcast from SPUR Winnipeg Kreesta Doucette, executive director of Food Matters Manitoba, Shaun Loney, founder and executive director of …

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Winnipeg Food Policy Council on the Horizon

By Carolyn Townend After nearly a decade of policy work from local community organizations and businesses, Winnipeg will soon be …

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Provincial Abattoirs are a Key Piece of the Local Food Puzzle

This April I had the chance to visit Prairie Abattoir, one of the few provincial abattoirs (slaughterhouses) in Manitoba. It …

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A Good Food Strategy for Winnipeg

By Carolyn Townend Why Food? We all know food is a connecting point. It impacts the way we live, work …

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The Future of Food in Our City

What does an ideal Winnipeg look like ten years from now? That was the first question posed to the participants …

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Future of Food Panel Discussion

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our Future of Food in Winnipeg panel discussion at the …

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Partnering on Winnipeg’s Food Future

By Carolyn Townend, Communications Coordinator Tuesday, November 4th marked the first day of Mr. Bowman’s four year term as Winnipeg’s …

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Candidate Visions for Winnipeg

Get Involved with Food this Election You can ensure your voice is heard by getting in contact with mayoral and Councillor candidates with – do …

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My Vote Is For Food Because…

In light of the upcoming municipal election on October 22, 2014 we’ve been working to generate some conversation around food  …

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Let’s Talk About Winnipeg Food

The Winnipeg election is less than one month away, and politics is on our plates. This past Tuesday, Winnipeg mayoral candidates …

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