The Salt Spring Ag Alliance was founded by five key food stakeholders on the Island. Together they have developed a community abbattoir, and a produce centre is on the way. Their story illustrates what is possible in small places through formal partnerships.
This publication documents research around eleven models of regional food aggregation and distribution in Wisconsin as a support for farmer and supply chain start-up planning. Authors: Lindsey Day-Farnsworth, Brent McCown, Michelle Miller, Anne Pfeiffer for UW-Extension Ag Innovation Center, UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
- University of Wisconsin Extension Ag Innovation Center and Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance working to advance food security and food sovereignty through three goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. Their resources cover health, food justice, business, school programs including a Northern/Remote section.
This on-line toolkit from Ontario supports rural communities to develop their own healthy food plan. The Toolkit is an assessment and planning resource with three steps: i. Getting Started ii. Visioning Exercises iii. SWOT Analysis and Asset / Gap Mapping. Tools and case studies are included.
FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food systems in BC. A resource for community projects around access and protection of foodlands; supporting local growers and producers; and celebrating of local food.
In this video recorded at the 2015 UBCM Convention, Michelle Staples of the Duncan City Council reflects on the city's partnership with House of Friendship and Community Kitchens to create a communal cob oven in a downtown park. The project was collaboratively built and is a hub for community events as well as a connection to food security conversations.
Anna Purcell of Nelson City Council shares stories of an inspiring multigenerational food security initiative, as well as new efforts to create a food security council in Nelson. This interview was recorded at the 2015 UBCM Convention.
This guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with BC Healthy Communities, to serve as a guide for local governments/First Nations in the planning of a municipal alcohol policy (MAP). A MAP helps local governments/First Nations manage alcohol facilities they own and manage, and reduces liability for alcohol-related problems. This guide explains what a MAP is, how it can benefit your local government/First Nation and how to create one, from start to finish.
A guide to building food security in rural communities. The document opens with definitions and an argument for food security, followed by an outline of core ingredients for any food security program: people, mission, resources and administration. It provides examples of possible projects you may decide to explore, with resources for further guidance. It also considers the public policy context for your work (legislation and regulation).