Whereas: There are significant opportunities in Winnipeg to enhance food security, green our communities, engage neighbourhoods in urban agriculture, and create economic opportunities in our communities.
Whereas: Food is connected to our health, our environment, our economy, and our community.
Whereas: Municipalities can play a key role in facilitating and planning for a food secure community and developing an enabling regulatory structure.
Whereas: Municipalities across Canada have developed food policy councils and municipal food strategies, fostered cooperation between municipal departments and community agencies, and encouraged citizen involvement in the food system.
Whereas: A comprehensive municipal food strategy will strengthen food security in Winnipeg, create opportunities for the neighbourhood building that results from community gardening, and contribute to a local food economy and economic opportunities for regional producers.
Be It Resolved That:
CCEDNet - Manitoba urge the City of Winnipeg and Manitoban municipalities to create Food Policy Councils mandated to develop and implement a municipal food strategy in partnership with community agencies.