The City works with community organizations to create sustainable and just food systems. In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council, the City created and adopted the Vancouver Food Strategy in 2013. The Strategy addresses a number of gaps and vulnerabilities in the food system.
Considerations for this goal include:
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Feeding Ourselves Well using data from the City’s inventory of food assets, reports from non-profit organizations, and surveys of food costs.
Neighbourhood Food Networks
Cost of Health Canada's National Nutritious Food Basket
The Vancouver Food Strategy focuses on all aspects of the food system, including:
The Park Board's Local Food Action Plan has four priority areas which aim to include all aspects of the local food cycle, from growing to composting:
The Vancouver Food Strategy is a plan to improve our food system, making the city more equitable, sustainable, and economically healthy. Learn more, and get involved.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.