What Feeds Us: Update and Highlights
on the Vancouver Food Strategy
Purpose:
• Integration and
alignment of food
policy
• Provide goals and
specific actions
• Provide road map
for action
Five goals

1
2
3
4
5

Support food friendly neighbourhoods

Empower residents to take action in their own
neighbourhoods
...
Overview of Actions

11

Complete

19

Ongoing

26

In progress

15

Pending

71

Total Actions
Highlights from 2013
Highlight

Result

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Community garden plots continue to increase

•

452 plots were built on city an...
Priorities for 2014 and beyond
Highlights
•

Continue to increase community garden plots, while
improving opportunities fo...
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Food strategy update and highlights presentation - january 2014

  1. 1. What Feeds Us: Update and Highlights on the Vancouver Food Strategy
  2. 2. Purpose: • Integration and alignment of food policy • Provide goals and specific actions • Provide road map for action
  3. 3. Five goals 1 2 3 4 5 Support food friendly neighbourhoods Empower residents to take action in their own neighbourhoods Increase access to healthy, affordable, culturally diverse food Make food a centrepiece of Vancouver’s green economy Advocate for a just and sustainable food system with partners and all levels of government
  4. 4. Overview of Actions 11 Complete 19 Ongoing 26 In progress 15 Pending 71 Total Actions
  5. 5. Highlights from 2013 Highlight Result • Community garden plots continue to increase • 452 plots were built on city and non-city land (total 4166) • Revised farmers market policy • 3 new farmers markets for 2013 (total 11) • Fostered community food markets • • Developed CFM bulletin outlining process Financially supported 3 CFM (total 5) • Established and secured the Sustainable Food Systems Grants • Annual financial support to food related organizations and projects • Development of food business incubator between VCC, Save on Meats ; CoV contributing $100K • Building and programing of Vancouver Incubator Kitchen (VIK) at Save On Meats • Advanced opportunities to increase percentage of local and sustainable food purchased by city • Beach concession stands pilot and convening internal and external group • Incorporate food systems assets into community plans and large developments • Sustainable Large Development Policy to require food systems plan and assets • Working on urban farming policy to further enable commercial food production • Emerging urban farming policy directions
  6. 6. Priorities for 2014 and beyond Highlights • Continue to increase community garden plots, while improving opportunities for capacity building, ethno-cultural representation, and infrastructure upgrades, etc • Adoption of urban farming policy to further enable commercial food production • Support local food infrastructure (processing, distribution, kitchens) • Continue to support food related organizations and projects through Sustainable Food Systems Grants • Scope Healthy Corner Stores program • Continue to advance opportunities to increase percentage of local and sustainable food purchased by city
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