Vancouver Food Strategy, Vancouver, British Columbia

Jurisdiction Name: Vancouver
State/Province: BC
Country: Canada
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 631,486
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: city, community, community food and agriculture, culturally appropriate, economic development, food access, food distribution, food processing, food production, food system, food waste, guidelines, health, inclusion, job creation, jobs, plan, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

City of Vancouver Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Greenest City Action Plan Steering Committee, City of Vancouver Food Systems Steering Committee, City of Vancouver Inter-Departmental Technical Teams, Vancouver Food Policy Council, City of Vancouver Food Strategy Implementation Steering Committee
Support Entity(s):

Vancouver School Board; Metro Vancouver; Vancouver Coastal Health; B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands; University of British Columbia; Simon Fraser University

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

The strategy takes a systems-based approach to integrate Vancouver’s food systems goals with existing socioeconomic and demographic trends within the city. In addition, the strategy identifies five action areas to be focused on during the implementation period. These include food production, empowering residents, food access, food processing and distribution and food waste. The strategy also seeks to ensure that recommended food systems actions are aligned with broader city-wide policies and plans.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1