York Region Food Charter

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Taking Root: York Region Food Charter Consultations



* The Food Charter Working Group is made up of representatives from:

York Region Food Network • Heart and Stroke Foundation • United Way York Region, in partnership with York University • Seeds For Change • York Federation of Agriculture • City of Markham, Sustainability Office • Healthyork • York Region Community and Health Services

*This is a United Way Strength Investments project*

York Region Food Charter Launch at Markham Fair


Examples of Food Charters in Other Communities:

Toronto’s Food Charter (2000)

Saskatoon Food Charter (2002)

City of Greater Sudbury Food Charter (2004)

Vancouver Food Charter (2007)

Capital Region Food Charter (2008)

Region of Durham (2008)

Thunder Bay Food Charter (2008)

London’s Food Charter (2010)

Guelph-Wellington Food Charter (2011)

Kawartha Lakes Food Charter (2011)

Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter (in progress)

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