The People’s Food Policy Project is a pan-Canadian network of citizens and organizations that is creating Canada’s first food sovereignty policy.
Thirty years ago, a group of activists created the People’s Food Commission (PFC). The Commission toured the country, holding hearings in 75 communities which explored how food systems affected ordinary Canadians: farmers, fisherpeople, housewives, poor people, trade unionists, academics, artists and others.
The People’s Food Policy project starts where the People’s Food Commission left off. It is based in the concept of Food Sovereignty, proposed and developed by the global peasant movement, La Via Campesina, which seeks to place decision-making power about food systems in the hands of the people themselves
Different teams are closely involved in the construction and evolution of the People's Food Policy Project.
The success of this project depends on the strength and variety of partnerships it engages in the process of building the People's Food Policy. The People’s Food Commission won the moral and financial support of about 120 organizations, operating at the national, regional and local levels.