Goal 2: 50 new circular business and collaboration opportunities

Foster New Food Economy Skills & Training

Capitalizing on the institutional resources, skills and talent in our community, we will provide food innovation education and training, as well as public learning labs to develop and promote innovative food policies and ideas.

At the elementary and high school level, this includes expanding existing models for sustainable food education programs such as the Centre Wellington Food School. At the post-secondary level, the University of Guelph will evolve its “Food from Thought” program with the Arrell Food Institute, which will see graduate students undertaking real‐world challenge projects related to food security and/or agriculture. Meanwhile, Our Food Future provides new opportunities for Conestoga College’s Institute of Food Processing Technology to deliver more education, training and research in food processing technologies, food safety, automation and robotics, packaging and plant supervision.