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Together, the Board works to advance sustainable food security to achieve the Centre’s mandate: investing in research and innovation, advancing collaboration and learning among stakeholders, and working with other organizations, all levels of government and industry to advance programs and policies.The Board is responsible for approving grants delivered under the Innovation Fund and Learning Hub.
Many programs that target food insecurity are small, localized, uncoordinated and based on a charitable model of giving versus a systems change approach.While the reasons for food insecurity are complex, the single greatest factor is income.Almost 50% of households living on less than $10,000 a year are food insecure, while very few households who earn $80,000 or more are food insecure.Given these advances, it is particularly troublesome that in Canada, a country of considerable wealth and abundant farmland, over four million people suffer from food insecurity.This means that one in eight households and one in six children are affected by food insecurity.Passionate community leaders, food experts and organizations are demonstrating tremendous innovation, parting with conventional charitable models and making a difference.
Given the direct correlation between food security and public policy, national investments are critical, and various levels of government are moving forward.
The Centre seeks to provide an important voice and support for change.
The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security (“the Centre”) will work collaboratively with stakeholders to reduce food insecurity in Canada and globally.
After graduating, he worked in a policy institute with the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy and began his academic career in 2003 in the U. where he worked on farming and climate change at the University of Leeds.
He is a fellow of Trudeau Foundation, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars.
People are food secure when they have stable access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.