A Guide To Green Festivals
Healthy Food in Your Community – A Toolkit for Policy Change
This toolkit will help you to:
One component of the Healthy Food For All: Sustainable Local Food Systems project (2013-2015), a collaboration of 6 organizations led by the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, was the development of a tool kit to aid communities to improve their local food systems. The tool kit recognizes the cyclical nature of the food system and includes resources for its various components, such as production/collection, processing, distribution, access and consumption and waste disposal.
This free online tool was developed by the Nutrition Resource Centre for health promotion professionals and community partners involved in healthy eating and nutrition across the health continuum. It is a valuable resource for those involved in program and policy development.
This document outlines a set of guidelines that were developed to aid landscape architects and school garden stakeholders in designing multipurpose, inclusive, community-engaged school food gardens that meet the needs of the primary users as well as the greater community. It is the result of a University of Guelph Master of Landscape Architecture research project by Elizabeth Nowatschin, with the assistance of Drs. Karen Landman and Erin Nelson.
Following the endorsement of the Guelph-Wellington Food Charter by more than 150 stakeholders, this Food Charter Toolkit was published to provides information and resources that can help residents and organizations to take action so that the Charter goals and objectives can be realized.
Local Food Solutions was commissioned by the District of Muskoka Planning and Economic Development in 2011 to identify agricultural opportunities within the region in order to enhance local food production and food security. To achieve this goal LFS has produced the following deliverables:
Cook It Up! was a community based cooking program for at-risk youth focusing on education and skill building. The purpose of this how-to-manual is to share the lessons with like minded community agencies interested in enhancing food literacy.
The Future of the Good Food Box Project was a collaborative effort of the Food Security Work Group of the Ontario Public Health Association, FoodNet Ontario and the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, undertaken from October 2009 to March 2011, coordinated by Community Voices Consulting. Its purpose was to strengthen the network of Good Food Box (GFB) programs across the province by developing a sustainable GFB business model and activating a supportive GFB network. This planning guide was one of the products of this project.
Our Food, Our Right
This is a CAGJ Food Justice Project publication (72 pages) that combines hands-on tools for change with community recipes and political awareness to engage you in joining in the struggle for food justice. Our Food, Our Right promotes community knowledge sharing, self-sufficiency, accessibility, and food justice through a food sovereignty framework.
Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University
Community Gardening Manual, Produced by GreenWorks for Toronto Community Housing Corporation 2007
Community Gardening Resource Guide, Produced by GreenWorks for Toronto Community Housing Corporation 2007
The Food Poverty Projects Database [www.sustainweb.org/index.php]
From the Ground Up: A Primer for Community Action [PDF], A. McBay and H. Grinvalds, Nat’l Farmers Union Local 316 & Food Down the Road 2007
The Good Food Box Guide: How to Start a Program in Your Community, FoodShare Toronto: 2nd Edition, 2008
Green Ontario, A project of the Conservation Council of Ontario
Growing Better Cities: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development, The International Development Research Centre
Healthy Food, Healthy Community, Heidenheim, L. & Sones, M., Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition 2006
Household Survey Tools, Ecoonomic Research Service USDA. 2008
The Last Straw! A Board Game on the Social Determinants of Health©, K. Rossiter & K. Reeve. 2007
Organic Agriculture Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Thought About Food?Food Security Projects of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University. 2006
Food Safety for Farmers, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs