Community Seminar for Food Entrepreneurs

In February 2105, the Orangeville Campus of Georgian College hosted the Food Entrepreneur seminar in partnership with Orangeville and Area Small Business Enterprise Centre, HFFA, Downtown Orangeville BIA, Headwaters Communities in Action, Dufferin. Biz and local municipalties and economic development partners in Dufferin and Caledon.

The seminar offered tools and resources for agri-food businesses to position themselves to meet consumer demands. One hundred and eighty entrepreneurs and food businesses were in attendance.

Headwaters Community Food Access Conversation Report


In 2014 a smaller Food Event was held in Amaranth to help communicate project activities and research findings.

Presentation to 2014 Food Event


Research Paper

Growing the Food System within Headwaters Region -2013

Barriers and challenges faced by those working in the local food system in Headwaters were identified through interviews and focus groups. While the desire to eat locally is highly valued by residents of Headwaters, significant challenges are present in supply, distribution and policy.

Executive Summary


Food Summits

Two Food Summits have been held in Headwaters in 2012 and 2013. Proceedings and papers from each of the Summits are available by clicking on the following

2013 Food Summit Proceedings

2012 Food Summit Proceedings

Other Local Food Research

Other Local Food Research

Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance Action Plan – link

Food policies – Public Health Link

Municipal Local Food Procurement – Greenbelt Fund

From Land to Plate – Sally Miller

Dollars and Sense – Friends of the Greenbelt, the McConnell Foundation and Metcalf

Effects Food Insecurity Hunger March 2015 – ( Food Secure Canada)

Sustain Ontario –