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Ensuring that healthy, safe and affordable food is the easy choice for every York Region resident is the motivation behind the York Region Food Charter.

The York Region Food Charter aligns with a food movement across Canada, promoting a system from farm to plate that provides access to local, affordable and nutritious food. The York Region Food Charter is a vision of thriving urban and rural communities where residents, businesses and governments are creating a resilient food system.

What is the York Region Food Charter?

Lots of people, organizations and departments work on bits and pieces of policies, programs and regulations regarding food issues, but no one is accountable for the food system. The York Region Food Charter brings all those bits and pieces together, under one framework to help build coordinated actions for an efficient food system in York Region – from production right through to waste management. This is done by supporting projects, policies and Campaigns in York Region that embrace values articulated in the Food Charter.   

What is the York Region Food Charter process?

Following a broad, systems-based public consultation process, the finalized York Region Food Charter was released in March 2013.