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!
From the February 2015 Lunchtime Meet-and-Greet: Food Initiatives in Greater Sudbury, join city council members and other community leaders for some delicious local finger food and to hear the latest from organizations like the Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative, the Community Garden Network, the Sudbury Beekeepers, the Centre de Santé Communautaire, the Sudbury & District Good Food Box program, Seedy Sunday, Better Beginnings Better Futures, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
On February 12, 2015, Community Food Groups and City Councillors Robert Kirwan, Jocelyne Landry-Altman, Fern Cormier, Deb McIntosh, and Mike Jakubo met. There were presentations by the GSFPC, Eat Local Sudbury, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury, Community Garden Network, Sudbury Good Food Box/Boîte de Bonne Bouffe, Seedy Sunday event, FarmStart with Rowantree Farms, Better Beginnings Better Futures, and the Sudbury & District Beekeepers Association. The meet-and-greet touched upon different programs and events in the community, in addition to providing a great networking opportunity for all involved.
Our new infographic aims to demonstrate some of the key elements of our food system in Greater Sudbury. This fact sheet provides some ideas about who we are and the role we can play in ‘growing a sustainable food culture’.
A map developed by EarthCare Sudbury to help citizens find food, the Food Access Map shows where local farms (Farmgate Sales), Farmers’ Markets, Food banks, Good Food Box locations, and Community Gardens can be accessed.