Provide Your Input on the Formation, Role and Governance Structure of a Winnipeg Food Policy Council

June 17, 2016

The Future of Food visioning session on February 20

On February 20, 2015 Food Matters Manitoba hosted
The Future of Food visioning session

Over the past few years, CCEDNet-Manitoba has supported Food Matters Manitoba and other community organizations to encourage the City of Winnipeg to establish a food policy council. In June of 2015, Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development approved a recommendation that the Winnipeg Public Service “…engage key stakeholders to investigate and provide recommendations related to the formation, role and governance structure of a Winnipeg Food Policy Council”, with a mandate of providing continued advice on agricultural and food related policy, including:

  • providing research and advisory support;
  • investigating barriers to food production;
  • exploring opportunities towards improving food production and food security;
  • preparing a report with recommendations about permissible non-invasive agricultural-related uses in Winnipeg; and
  • assisting in the creation of an Agricultural and Food Security Strategy

The City of Winnipeg now wants to hear from you! 

Complete the Winnipeg Food Policy Council questionnaire

Deadline to respond is Monday July 18

CCEDNet-Manitoba  participated in a conversation hosted by the City of Winnipeg and Food Matters Manitoba on June 2 to provide input.

For more information regarding project timelines, background information, and presentations and materials from the conversations that have taken place, please visit

Other Related Links

Food Matters Manitoba
Future of Food Forum Information
Future of Food Report
Community Food Assessments

Other Canadian Food Councils
Edmonton Food Council
Toronto Food Policy Council
Vancouver Food Policy Council

Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs Report (A preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change)
Doing Food Policy Councils Right (A guide to development and action)
Planning and Establishing Food Policy Councils (Lessons learned from others)
Best Practices in Local Food: A guide for municipalities