The Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card brings together already existing measures of social, environmental, and economic well-being to help researchers, policy makers, and practitioners examine food systems at the national level. The report card uses a food sovereignty framework to reframe food within an integrated systems perspective and makes connections to a global movement focused on food as a means for collective social change. As one practical tool for reimagining Canadian food systems, the Food Counts Report Card acts as a benchmark, identifies gaps in data and where case studies can elaborate on successes and limitations, and informs policy making at all levels of government.

The Food Counts Report Card is a living document and will be updated as more data becomes available. As part of our commitment to an open and iterative process, we welcome feedback on all aspects of the Food Counts Report Card. If you have comments, questions, or would like to suggest additional data sources or indicators, please fill out the Food Counts Report Card Feedback Form.

Full Length PDF: Food Counts Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card

To reach us, contact Charles LevkoeAlison Blay-Palmer, or Amanda Di Battista

Table of Contents


Section 1: Introduction
Indicators Framework: Food Sovereignty Evaluating Data
Organization of the Report

Section 2: Methodology

Section 3: Available Indicator Data
Focuses on Food for People
Values Food Providers
Works with Nature
Localizes Food Systems and Puts Control Locally
Builds Knowledge and Skills
Food is Sacred

Section 4: Data Gaps
Summary of Wish List Indicators

Section 5: Next Steps


For full citations, please see the Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card

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