A Food Charter will define a common vision for a healthy, fair, prosperous and sustainable food system in the Headwaters Region. The Food Charter will include value statements and action steps intended to guide our communities, community organizations and all stakeholders toward a unified vision and plan.

HFFA has held several consultations in the past two years and one repeated message was that there is a need to develop a formal charter that is owned, valued and recognized by the community. Once the charter is finalized HFFA will be taking it to Municipal Councils for endorsement, making it a public document for future decision-making and possible funding.

We need individuals, representative of the health and wellbeing, social services and food access, economic development, environmental responsibility, food production, food culture/culinary tourism to share their perspectives during these consultations and provide valuable insight into what the food charter should include and what strategic actions need to take place for the Headwaters Food System to thrive.

Community partner consultations will be taking place on March 2nd, March 8th, April 20th and April 27th across the Headwaters region. Due to the importance of these events, we have hired a professional consultant to lead the consultation and a light meal will be provided for participants. Click the appropriate green link below to register online:

Consultation #1 Caledon Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – from 8:30-11:30am Caledon Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Rd, Caledon, ON

Consultation #2 Orangeville AM Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – from 8:30-11:30am WDG Public Health Orangeville Office, 180 Broadway, Orangeville, ON

Consultation #3 Orangeville PM Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – from 5:30-8:30pm WDG Public Health Orangeville Office, 180 Broadway, Orangeville, ON

Consultation #4 Shelburne Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – from 5:30-8:30pm Shelburne Public Library, 201 Owen Sound St, Shelburne, ON

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