Eat Think Vote is a non-partisan campaign, gathering community members living coast-to-coast-to-coast to speak with federal candidates ahead of the upcoming election.
In 2021, our goal is to make sure that the next government develops policy that encourages a food system where everyone has dignified access to healthy and sustainably produced food in the context of pandemic recovery and the climate emergency. Many Eat Think Vote events will be virtual this year but will continue to bring together individuals from various sectors – including nonprofit, farming, health, academic, private and other sectors.
The policy backgrounders below are based on Growing resilience and equity, Food Secure Canada’s food policy action plan. It is grounded in the analysis and policy proposals of civil society food movement actors across the country, and situated within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. Read more about the intersections between food policy issues and the SDGs here. While benefiting from input from multiple sources, the backgrounders are intended to be conversation starters, rather than definitive or comprehensive. In addition to six backgrounders below, we are sharing policy resources for the election from others in the food movement.