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Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition

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The Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition (KLFC) is a community-based collaboration representing individuals, organizations and stakeholders interested in the food system from production, processing and distribution through to consumption.

The Coalition fosters programs that ensure a just, sustainable food system, rooted in healthy communities, in which no one is hungry and everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food.

The Coalition promotes an economically viable, diverse and ecologically sustainable food system, to grow, harvest, process, transport and distribute food while minimizing waste.

Mission statement

The Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition implements the Kawartha Lakes Food Charter and the Kawartha Lakes Food Action Plan through discussion, collaboration and cooperation of organizations and individuals to build a just and sustainable food system for all in Kawartha Lakes.

Kawartha Lakes Food Charter

The Kawartha Lakes Food Charter outlines values and beliefs about the food system in the community, including supporting a vibrant community food culture, food security, community health, a strong farming economy and a healthy ecosystem.

Strategic priorities

To achieve the goals of the Charter, the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition has developed three strategic priorities within our Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition Action Plan. Working groups plan, discuss and execute activities associated with the priorities. The strategic priorities are:

  • regulatory hurdles
  • growth and sustainability
  • food security

Structure

The Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition has more than 120 members, forming the General Assembly. The membership reflects stakeholders from throughout the entire food system. Membership is open to all residents and businesses within Kawartha Lakes. You can fill out our application form to become a member. Please call 705-324-9411 extension 1208 or E-Mail the Economic Development Officer - Agriculture to recieve an application form.

Working groups form the heart of the coalition and represent teams of community members who implement initiatives to address identified issues by working within the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition Terms of Reference.

The Coalition has a steering committee and a coordination unit, led by a chairman, which supports the work of the working groups.

Add your voice

Are you undertaking food-related projects in Kawartha Lakes? Please consider sharing details with us so we can share it with people across the food system. E-Mail the Economic Development Officer - Agriculture with the subject line "add my voice" if you're interested in participating.

You can further support the development of the Kawartha Lakes food system by becoming a member and joining one of our three working groups to ensure your views, interests and concerns are represented in this initiative.

Working groups include:

 Regulatory hurdles

Objective: to increase awareness of regulatory requirements and facilitate engagement of all stakeholders, in influencing the process of improving local food infrastructure.

More information:

E-Mail the Economic Development Officer - Agriculture

E-Mail Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition

 Growth and sustainability

Objective: to facilitate the sustainable growth and development of the Kawartha Lakes food system.

More information:

E-Mail the Economic Development Officer - Agriculture

E-Mail Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition

 Food security

Objective: to develop an equitable and just food system that improves the health and well-being of Kawartha Lakes residents.

More information:

E-Mail the Economic Development Officer - Agriculture

E-Mail Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition

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