As an organization with an active interest in a national food policy for Canada, Food Secure Canada (FSC) has been watching the Conference Board of Canada (CBOC)'s progress on its "Canadian Food Strategy." This work has been under way since 2010.
The CBOC has issued 19 research papers and has held a nationwide consultation process based on an online survey. It has held two national "Food Summits" and, as we go to press, is about to unveil its national food strategy at a third Summit, March 18-19, 2014 in Toronto.
The Conference Board offers the following rationale for the development of its Canadian Food Strategy: