The Government has announced a new recruitment process for membership on the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council (the Council).
The announcement was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, earlier this month.
The Council was created to support greater collaboration in understanding complex and interconnected food systems issues from diverse perspectives to make meaningful and sustainable progress. It plays a key role in the Food Policy for Canada, providing advice to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on addressing challenges and opportunities across Canada’s food systems.
The membership of the Council is intended to reflect diversity of Canada’s food systems, and bring forward economic, health, social, and environmental perspectives to issues that impact, or are impacted by food. To achieve this, we are seeking new members from across Canada’s food systems, including from the food and agriculture sector, academia, civil society, and Indigenous communities, with a focus on ensuring Indigenous and other under-represented or marginalized groups have a voice on the Council.
CAAR encourages members to put forth names for the council to ensure the voice of traditional agriculture is heard.