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With more than 350 partners across the country, we build Community Food Centres, share knowledge, innovate new programs to improve health, and advocate for progressive policy change.

Vision

A Canada where food is treated as a basic right and central to health, and where everyone has the means, knowledge, and voice necessary to access good food with dignity.

Mission

We build health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food.

Land Acknowledgement

Community Food Centres Canada operates and partners with food organizations from coast to coast to coast which are the lands of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples who have been and continue to be in a reciprocal relationship with the lands, waters, and all beings. This relationship has been embedded in gratitude and respect since time immemorial. The national office of CFCC in Toronto is on the territory of the Wendat, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas of the Credit. It is now also home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples.
 

Our Good Food Principles

 
  1. Take action from the individual to the systemic level.
    We work to create many entry points for community members: from meeting basic needs to empowering people to choose, grow, and cook good food, to creating opportunities to get involved with the big-picture issues that affect our community.
     
  2. Invest in the power of good food.
    We strive to make good food a priority and to provide food through our programs that is delicious, healthy, sustainably produced, and pleasurable to eat.
     
  3. Create an environment of respect and community leadership.
    We provide opportunities for community members to use their strengths and contribute as volunteers and leaders.
     
  4. Meet people where they’re at.
    We avoid making assumptions about community members’ skills and goals. And we work with them toward the changes that they want to make, focusing on celebrating achievements big and small along the way.
     
  5. Aim high for our organization and our community.
    Our programs are designed based on current research and the growing body of knowledge from the community food sector. And we make sure that our partners have enough resources to create a positive impact. To stay accountable to our community, we are committed to measuring and communicating the impact of our work.
     
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