Food Charter in the News

Come back for frequently updated content and valuable information for you and your family.

April 4, 2014
Food for Change: Talking Trash
The York Region Food Charter Working Group and partners are pleased to host the third annual Food for Change event! Food for Change: Talking Trash explores the impact of food waste on our communities.

Food for Change: Talking Trash will take place Friday April 4, 2014 from 8:30am to 2pm at Markham Convergence Centre (7271 Warden Avenue, Markham, L3R 5X5).

This is a free event, open to all. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Spaces are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Register via the link or by calling York Region Food Network at 905-841-3101 ext. 206.

December 10, 2013
Where we Live Work and Play. Building Healthy Communities in York Region
Presentation by Paul Young, on December 5, 2013.

December 10, 2013
York Region Food Charter Think Tank
Presentation by Nancy Dubois on December 5, 2013.

December 1, 2013
Imagine a Garden in Every School
The Imagine a Garden in Every School (IGES) Campaign links garden initiatives to celebrate, share common challenges, share resources and support one another.

The IGES Campaign invites you to sign up your garden project at

Also, you can complete an online survey about school gardens at

November 17, 2013
Sustain Ontario's Bring Food Home Conference
Windsor, Ontario will be hosting Sustain Ontario's 2013 Bring Food Home Conference – Building Bridges Together. This year’s conference will run from November 17th to 19th and will feature a wide range of workshops, new farmer training, compelling keynote speakers and a feast of local flavours.

June 14, 2013
Food charter gets go-ahead from Markham
Markham is taking the next step to ensure food security for you.

Earlier this week, general committee endorsed the Markham Food Charter. The city is one of the only municipalities in the region to take the region’s food charter to the next level by creating a charter for Markham residents.

May 14, 2013
York Region Food Charter
Aligned with the food movement across Canada, it promotes a system from farm to plate that provides access to local, affordable and nutritious food for everyone.

May 13, 2013
Charter promotes a healthy local food system for York Region
The York Region Food Charter was unveiled on March 20th in Richmond Hill. The charter is a guiding document for the development of coordinated food-related policies and programs across the region’s nine municipalities.

April 10, 2013
Food Charter promotes local produce, sustainable farming
WATERLOO REGION — A group of local food advocates convinced a regional council committee to endorse its Local Food Charter, which calls for increased access to locally sourced, sustainably-produced food and protection for farmland from urban expansion.

March 21, 2013
York Region Develops Food Charter
Your community will be healthier, greener, wealthier and more fair thanks to York Region’s new food charter, advocates of the document say