Our Food Future

Our Vision

One in six families in our community is food insecure. The cost of healthy food has increased 27% in eight years. Yet, in Canada we throw away roughly one-third of our food. This has enormous economic and environmental impacts.

We imagine a food system where everyone can access nutritious food, nothing is wasted, and the impact on our environment is minimal. We imagine a system where food experts and entrepreneurs come together to tackle our most complex food challenges.

Guelph/Wellington will become Canada’s first technology-driven Circular Food Economy with three bold goals:

  • 50% increase in access to affordable, nutritious food;
  • 50 new circular food businesses, collaborations and social enterprises; and
  • 50% increase in economic revenues by reducing and reimagining our food waste.

Working together, we will share our ideas, data and technology solutions to move from the current “take-make-dispose” system to a sustainable and thriving food economy that contributes new jobs, and values our planet, health, equity and dignity for everyone.

Our steering committee

Knowledge champions

Our Growing list of Champions

  • 10C Shared Space
  • Ag Energy Co-operative
  • Beef Farmers of Ontario
  • Bioenterprise Corporation
  • Biomimicry Frontiers
  • Cisco
  • Community Engaged Scholarship Institute – UofG
  • Conestoga
  • Family and Children’s Services
  • Family Counselling and Support Service G-W
  • Goodleaf Community Farms Ltd.
  • Greenbelt Microgreens
  • Guelph Community Health Centre
  • Guelph Family Health Team
  • Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
  • Innovation Guelph
  • Invest in Guelph
  • Katan Kitchens
  • Lakeside Hope House
  • Leanintuit
  • Longview
  • MannMade
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Oreka Solutions
  • Organic Meadow
  • Public Health Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph
  • Quinta
  • Taste Real
  • The Guelph Community Foundation
  • The Seed
  • Toque Ltd.
  • United Way Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin
  • Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures
  • Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
  • YMCA-YWCA of Guelph
  • Yorklands Green Hub