Empower residents to take action
The most effective community food systems are shaped by the people who live there.
But before you take action, you need to know where your neighbourhood's food system stands: what food resources are available, and where gaps exist.
Knowledge can come from accessing community-based programs, such as neighbourhood food networks, Vancouver Food Policy Council activities, and other food-focused organizations.
Whether you are looking for a directory of local food initiatives and organizations, or details on City policies and regulations, information should be easy to access, and available in multiple languages and formats.
- Make application processes for creating or participating in community gardens and orchards more clear and accessible
- Encourage community gardens to work with local schools, neighbourhood houses, and other organizations as part of their education programming
- Stabilize core funding for neighbourhood food network coordinators in partnership with other funders
- Facilitate the creation of office space to accommodate neighbourhood food network coordinators in community centres and neighbourhood houses
- Encourage integration of community food markets into Vancouver School Board programming as part of healthy food options for youth and families