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Slow Food Canada - non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people?s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Kootenay Organic Growers Society
Farm Folk City Folk - one of the most well-connected groups
pushing for more sustainable food systems. A non-profit society based in Vancouver. Check out the
"Knowledge Pantry" for a wealth of information.
Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia
Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN)
Council of Canadians - perhaps the most established of citizen-based
Food Secure Canada - a new Canadian organization
which works to unite people and organizations working for food security nationally and globally.
Beyond Factory Farming Coalition - promotes livestock
production that supports food sovereignty, ecological, human and animal health, local sustainability, community
viability and informed citizen/consumer choice.
Canadian Organic Growers - national info network for organic farmers,
gardeners & consumers
Organic Food Council of Manitoba - a provincial chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG)
EarthSave Canada - - non-profit, educational organization
promoting awareness of the health, environmental, and ethical consequences of our food choices.
FoodShare - Toronto-based group founded to provide emergency
food services to those in need, and has now extended its arm to provide a wealth of information on the "entire food
system - from field to table."
GRACE Factory Farm Project - Canadian info and
resources from the New York-based initiative to eliminate factory farming.
GRAIN - international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which
promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity.
Institute of Science in Society - very informative site from
the London, England based organization that promotes sustainability from a scientific perspective.
Sierra Club Sustainable Consumption Campaign
- launched in 2003, this resource provides a great backgrounder on the impacts of consumption.
David Suzuki Foundation - Since 1990, has worked to find
ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us.
ETC Group - dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement
of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights.
BC Food Systems Network - links people all over the province involved in community-level action related to food.
Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals - dedicated to promoting
the welfare of animals raised for food in Canada through public education, legislative change and consumer choice.
Polaris Institute - to enable citizen movements to
re-skill and re-tool themselves to fight for democratic social change in an age of corporate driven globalization.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) - promotes
resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world.
The Oakland Institute - increase public participation
and promote fair debate on critical social, economic and environmental issues.
SeaChoice - seafood program with the primary goal of
realizing sustainable fisheries in Canada and abroad.
Post Carbon Institute - assist communities in the effort to
Relocalize and adapt to an energy constrained world.
BALLE BC - imagines an intricate web of locally focused, fairly
trading, economies covering the globe.
ATTRA - the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news.
The Ram's Horn - monthly Canadian journal of food systems analysis.
100 Mile Diet - web site for the acclaimed series featured in The Tyee
City Farmer's Urban Agriculture Notes - comprehensive Vancouver-based resource on the web since 1994
Making the Links Radio - broadcasting on CFCR Saskatoon, Making the Links is committed to reporting on international and local issues in a way that is informative, indepth and offers coverage not normally found in the mainstream media.
Organic Consumers Association - grassroots non-profit
public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability
Energy Bulletin - a clearinghouse for information
regarding the peak in global energy supply. They publish news, research and analysis concerning: energy production
and insight into the implications of peak oil across broad areas including geopolitics, climate change, ecology,
population, finance, urban design, and health.
British Columbia InfoBasket - resource of agri-food
BC Agriculture Council
Buy BC - government and private industry initiative
launched in 1993 to increase the exposure of BC products to consumers via the Buy BC logo.
BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Vancouver Food Policy Council
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC)
BioPortal - Canadian biotechnology resource
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Health Canada - Food and Nutrition Resource
Falls Brook Centre - New Brunswick sustainable community that aims to demonstrate and promote sustainable practices in foresty and farming.
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Land and Food Systems - grounded in science, the Faculty is a leader in integrated research and education that addresses global issues surrounding health and sustainable land and food systems.
University of Guelph - Organic Agriculture - leading Canadian research and studies in organic agriculture
Ryerson University - Centre for Studies in Food Security - a cross-faculty centre created to facilitate research, community action, and professional practice to increase food security through focusing on the issues of health, income, and the evolution of food systems (including attention to ecological sustainability and sociocultural diversity).
Simon Fraser University - Centre for Sustainable Community Development - works to support and enable the sustainable development of communities through research, education, and community mobilization .
University of Victoria - BC Institute for Co-operative Studies - a catalyst for research, learning, and teaching about co-operative thought and practice.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture - leading American institution on sustainable agricultural research
The Rodale Institute - located in Pennsylvania, they work to study, prove and communicate the soil health=human health connection.
Power of One Humane Education - Vancouver Humane Society - programs offered
free of charge to secondary-schools. the programs examine the connections between animal protection, human rights, environmental ethics
Kootenay Permaculture Institute - formed in 1991 to develop a model for research and education
in the field of sustainable living in British Columbia
Stewards of Irreplaceable Land (SOIL) - acts as a liaison between the farmer willing to take on apprentices and those
wishing to sork and learn on a farm which uses sustainable practices.
Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) - get firsthand experience with
organic farming. work on organic farms anywhere in Canada.
Farm Fresh - find out who sells what where on Vancouver Island
Fraser Valley Farm Fresh - find out who sells what where in the Fraser Valley
Good Food Directory For Vancouver Island & The Gulf Islands - where to buy local!
BC Association of Farmers' Markets
Kootenay Co-op: Natural Organic Foods & Products - 30 years in Nelson!
Salt Spring Seeds - Canadian seed company focused on
sustainabitlity. Online catalogue includes heirloom tomatoes, quinoa, amaranth, seed garlic and a new "zero mile diet" kit.
Organic Food Delivery in BC
Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) - the industry association representing 130 Canadian-operated businesses that make and market retailer and national brands sold through grocery, drug, convenience, mass merchandise and foodservice distribution channels.
Co-op America's Responsible Shopper - alerts the
public about the social and environmental impact of major corporations.
EatKind.net - great guide to ethical eating.
Sustainable Table - very informative intro and resources on sustainable agriculture with a focus on meat production. a GRACE project.
Make Trade Fair (Oxfam) - campaign
targets politicians, corporations and the public at large in 21 countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe
and North America to transform trade into part of the solution to world poverty, instead of part of the problem.
Chicken Out - educating the public about the conditions under which egg laying hens live. a project of The Vancouver Humane Society and The Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals (CCFA).
Quit Stalling - goal to see sow stalls banned throughout Canada. a project of The Winnipeg Humane Society and CCFA.
Ban Terminator - seeking to promote government bans on "terminator" technology (genetically modifying plants to render sterile seeds at harvest). initiated by Canadian-based civil society organizations (ETC group, Inter Pares, National Farmers Union, and USC Canada).
GE Free BC - committed to making Canada free of Genetically Engineered Crops
The Meatrix - award winning animation presenting factory farming in a different light.
Grocery Store Wars - funny short produced by the Organic Trade Association.