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Transforming our food system is one of the most impactful things we can do to create healthy communities, address climate change, and regenerate our natural environment. To build a food system that meets the needs of everyone, we need to understand how white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy and capitalism have created the inequities many community members experience today.

The Guelph Wellington Charter for Food Justice shines a spotlight on the complex, interconnected and often-invisible barriers inherent in our current food system, and unites our vision for the future. The process of co-creating a Food Charter brings people together to articulate a new vision—and new set of values—to spark a transformational food movement in our region.

Read the Charter for Food Justice

The more people that support the Guelph Wellington Charter for Food Justice, the more powerful it becomes. If you believe it’s time for a food system transformation in Guelph-Wellington, join the movement.

“Charters have a unique power. Posted on the wall in a classroom or in a government office, this documents reminds us all, that no matter what our religion or political position or identity, it states a fundamental set of values and principles that we all believe in, and can get behind."

Karen

"Lack of regular access to nutritious, affordable food is a serious problem for many people from various population groups and communities. The Guelph Food Charter is a crucial first step in publicly acknowledging the problem and initiating responsible dialogue on how to address it. Now we must sustain the effort and build on the Charter to achieve food justice!"

Winston

"Food justice is an issue underlying many of our daily decisions without realizing it - if a community were more prepared as a cohesive group to address food access issues we would all be better for it. This charter will allow for good work to continue in Guelph-Wellington.
I pledge to continue to do the work that is within my capacity to strengthen our collective resiliency."

Jude

""I am happy to support the collaboration that this charter represents and the momentum towards increased equitable food access that it has the potential to create. Food affects us all in some way and being united about how we view and approach issues surrounding it matters now more than ever.""

Pauline

"As a Guelph resident, I feel proud to sign the Food Charter and show my support for this initiative. It is so inspiring to see community members and organizations join forces for the sake of food equity and justice. 1 in 8 are food insecure in Guelph-wellington households and 67% of food is wasted each year in Canada... If there was a time to reevaluate and reimagine our current food system, it would be now! "

Noura

"The circular food system is a great idea but we need to do more. We must protect some of the best farmland in the world here! Victoria BC has interesting initiatives including a food warehouse."

Donna

"On behalf of the North End Harvest Market - we are supporting the charter.  The new charter has been made more community friendly and has taken into consideration - those living in poverty being able to understand and use as a guide for their better quality of life."

Barb

Healthy assortment of yellow foods

Why Do I Support the Charter?

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