This scan, conducted by FLEdGE RA Alison Earls, identifies key food security challenges pertaining to transportation and infrastructure in Northern Ontario. In particular, it highlights the need to 1) develop a more complete inventory of all local food wholesalers, retailers, food co-ops, food hubs and online distribution hubs; 2) deepen our understanding of existing road infrastructure, existing delivery options, and existing logistics plans, 3) enable stronger communications between support organizations and local producers; and (4) identify key physical infrastructure throughout Northern Ontario which is integral to local food systems.

Northern Ontario Food Systems – final report