Promoting Local Food

CELA's work to promote policy in support of local and sustainable food production

CELA advocates for healthy, safe food through improved policies that support local food production, urban gardens, and preserving prime agricultural and fruit lands. CELA drafted a Model Local Food Act, presented to government during consultations for the Ontario government's Local Food Act, passed in 2013. We work with community and public interest groups concerned about safe food, organic food, sustainable food systems, obesity, healthy communities, and equitable access to food.  

Media Releases

Ontario Local Food Act passes with further improvements
CELA Welcomes Improved Ontario Local Food Act as reintroduced – suggests some additional improvements
Model Local Food Act sets out much needed support for Ontario's local food systems
Policies from the Field - Feb 11 and 12 Launch of Working Paper Series and Webinar Mini-Conference