Are you interested in food issues? Do you want to help make a difference in food policy and work towards building food systems that are more just, sustainable, and resilient?
The Food Policy Council for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington (FPC) is looking for five volunteer members, available to join the council in September.
The purpose of the FPC is to create a more secure, accessible, and sustainable food system in our region, working on commitments related to:
Over the past few years, council members have been involved in advocating for a Basic Income Guarantee and other related campaigns to ensure financial security for all; advancing a food literacy curriculum in Ontario schools by working with the provincial government on Bill 216, which aims to support the health and well-being of students; hosting food-centered public events, including a recent film screening and discussion of the film Gather, about Indigenous food sovereignty; and much more.
The terms of reference for the FPC are posted on this page.
Council members include representatives (either staff or elected members of council) from the three municipalities (Kingston, Frontenac County and Lennox-Addington County), people who are members of local community groups, and interested members of the public. Currently, the Council meets on the second Friday of each month, September to June. We are willing to work with different schedules to ensure involvement by those who are interested and committed to this work. In addition to the monthly meetings, members are involved in committee work related to their interests.
During the pandemic the Council has been meeting online; we hope to return to meeting in person when it is safe to do so.
Questions? Contact the FPC chair, Dianne Dowling, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-546-0869.