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.
Learn more about how we can address the root causes of food insecurity in our policy backgrounder below.
Addressing the Root Causes of Food Insecurity – Backgrounder 2021
Learn more about how we can build resilient local food system in our policy backgrounder below.
Learn more about how we can support indigenous food sovereignty in our policy backgrounder below.
Learn more about how we can champion decent work and justice for workers all along the food chain.
Champion decent work and justice for workers all along the food chain – Backgrounder 2021
Learn more about how we can ensure everyone is at the table in our policy backgrounder below.
Learn more about how we can advance a school food program for Canada in our policy backgrounder below.
Advancing a School Food Program for Canada – Backgrounder 2021