Good Food Solutions for BC is a three year project of the Network that seeks to increase the impact of our collective efforts to create healthier, just and sustainable food systems.
Through the Good Food Solutions for BC project the BCFSN is building more knowledge of and support for sustainable food systems across the province. To accomplish this we are aggregating information from community-based programs, projects and research into a province-wide policy issues overview in order to develop solutions-oriented policy proposals and public education materials.
Across priority areas we are leveraging our network of relationships and our role as an independent multi-stakeholder organization. We are bringing together communities, leaders and experts from across sectors and geographies to facilitate and strengthen collaborations in support of innovative food policies, programs and practices.
Through Good Food Solutions for BC the BCFSN will aggregate information from community-based programs, projects and research into a province-wide policy issues overview. From there we are developing policy reform proposals to advance viable and sustainable local food systems.
Recent materials developed for the Good Food Solutions for BC Project include:
- Indigenous Food, Land and Heritage Primer
- Sustainable Food Systems and Policy Reform
- Regional Food Economies
- Finding Effective Solutions to Reduce Food Waste & Food Security in Canada: Full Brief (6 pages) or Summary Document. The BC Food Systems Network collaborated with a national team of leading academics to produce this response to the proposal by the National Zero Waste Council for a federal tax credit incentive for businesses to donate food they cannot sell.
We gratefully acknowledge the funding support of the Real Estate Foundation, Vancity enviroFund, and the Vancouver Foundation.