Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy, Thunder Bay Metropolitan Area, Ontario

Jurisdiction Name: City of Thunder Bay; Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge; O'Conner Township; Township of Gillies; Municipality of Shuniah; Municipality of Neebing
State/Province: ON
Country: Canada
Type of Government: Regional Agency
Population: 121,621
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2014
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: agricultural economy, education, food access, food infrastructure, food procurement, food production, food security, food system, forest, freshwater foods, healthy food, local food, nutrition education, plan, regional, regional plan, school, school meal, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

Councils of City of Thunder Bay, Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, O’Connor Township, Township of Gillies, Municipality of Shuniah, Conmee Township and the Municipality of Neebing

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Thunder Bay Food Coordinator, Steering Committee, and Administrative Committee
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: Ontario Trillium Foundation grant
Policy Outcome(s):

Developed by various municipalities in the Thunder Bay Area, the strategy is a regionally-coordinated approach to identify areas of opportunity within the collective food system. Included are strategic points of focus that will contribute to the cultural, ecological, economic, and social health of the region, as well as to a more healthy and sustainable food system. Thus far, the strategy has been successful in increasing local food consumption and continuing the development of the food system through ongoing workshops, conferences, and publications. Pilot studies on increased local food access in institutions (schools, hospitals, etc.) and in community stadiums/arenas have also been completed.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1