Food policy councils and the food-city nexus

The History of the Toronto Food Policy Council

Authors

  • Lori Stahlbrand
  • Wayne Roberts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v9i1.505

Keywords:

food policy councils, Toronto Food Policy Council, cities, planetary crisis, people-centred food policy, civic engagement, multifunctionality

Abstract

This field report links food and city policies by tracing the history of the Toronto Food Policy Council and offers our experience-based suggestions regarding the concept of critical food guidance, which we associate with capacity-building and providing opportunities for civic engagement on a continuous and meaningful basis. We bring the insider perspective of Canadian food policy practitioners and staff leads of the Toronto Food Policy Council – the first food policy council in a major city when it was established in 1990, and still considered one of the most influential among the world’s 350 similarly-inspired councils.

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Published

2022-04-14

How to Cite

Stahlbrand, L., & Roberts, W. (2022). Food policy councils and the food-city nexus: The History of the Toronto Food Policy Council. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v9i1.505