Learn more about our food system and give your input towards the Food Strategy!
- Sudbury Food Procurement Consultation:
Attention: Sudbury Food Business Owners, Chefs, Managers and Food Purchasers
On Wednesday January 11th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Health Sciences North, this consultation will allow for discussion about the challenges with sourcing, using and selling healthy, fresh, and regionally produced foods.
Input collected from this consultation will be used to shape the City of Sudbury Food Strategy, which will shape policies and directives for both public and private sectors to improve the growth, access, and consumption of these foods.
To register, visit: https://sudbury-source-food.eventbrite.ca.
- Sudbury’s Culinary Tourism Forum
A full day of sessions, networking and discussion to help us Discover Sudbury’s Flavour at Sudbury’s Culinary Tourism Forum on January 24, 2017 at Collège Boréal.
For more information and to register, visit: www.sudburytourism.ca/culinary.
Confirmed speakers and their foodie topics:
- Stuart McCall, McGrow Farms – Local Food Procurement
- Colleen Zilio, Foodshed Project, Sudbury District Community Garden Network – Urban Growing
- Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre – Fresh Water and Forest Foods
- Victoria Armit, Sudbury and District Good Food Box Program – Food Access
- Julie Nadeau and Louis-Philippe Desjardins Larose, College Boreal – Rural food Production
- Sudbury Hospitality Association of Restaurant Entrepreneurs – Food Tourism
This free event takes place February 8 between 12 and 1 p.m. Get to know local businesses and food organizations that represent Sudbury’s food system. As part of the development of Greater Sudbury’s Food Strategy, speakers will share their inspiring and innovative new projects – projects that are making advancements in our community. Plus, enjoy free, delicious, local finger food!
The City of Greater Sudbury’s Phase 1 Official Plan Review is now available.
The GSFPC provided feedback for the updated Official Plan and advocated for a local food strategy. You can see our latest response to the Phase 1 Draft.
On March 16, 2016, foodie presenters gathered at Tom Davies Square to discuss food and farming initiatives. Presenters had four minutes to share their initiatives and discuss the value of a Greater Sudbury Food Strategy.
Some of the presenters included Valley Growers, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Association des cultiveurs de Chelmsford, Flour Mill Food Farm, Fruit For All, and Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative. Key decision makers from across the City of Greater Sudbury gathered to learn how local organizations and food businesses are contributing to the development of a more sustainable, resilient, and healthy food system.
View the presentations today.
For more information, email SudburySeedySunday@gmail.com
The City of Greater Sudbury Food Charter was passed in September, 2004.
The Charter states that Food Security Network of the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, including The City of Greater Sudbury, the Social Planning Council of Sudbury, and the Sudbury & District Health Unit, will work towards the development and implementation of a community food security mandate that supports research, policies, and programs.
After a new municipal election in the fall of 2014, a vision for the City of Greater Sudbury’s economic development strategic plan had been sought out. #gs2025 is the result.
#gs2025 is a community consultation process developed by the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and the City to engage our community for the next 10 years on the collective future in the City of Greater Sudbury.
This plan aims to guide municipal decisions and actions that will lead to the creation of a local economic climate that: generates significant employment opportunities; attracts know-how and talent; provides a high quality of life and a higher than average standard of living. Economic development plans chart a course of strategies and actions to leverage existing strengths and to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Read our proposal to the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation for how we envision Sudbury in 2025. Hint: it involves the importance of food!