Toronto Food Policy Council
The Toronto Food Policy Council (TFPC) connects diverse people from the food, farming and community sector to develop innovative policies and projects that support a health-focused food system.
The TFPC provides a forum for action across the food system. TFPC members identify emerging food issues that will impact Torontonians, promote food system innovation, and facilitate food policy development.
Toronto has a long history as a leader of initiatives that ensure access to healthy, affordable, sufficient and culturally acceptable food.
The TFPC was established in 1991 as a subcommittee of the Board of Health to advise the City of Toronto on food policy issues. It is the oldest food policy council in the world located in a major city. The guiding document of the TFPC is the Toronto Food Charter, which was unanimously passed by council in 2001.
The TFPC is the reference group to the Toronto Food Strategy. Over the past two decades, the TFPC has made significant contributions to many initiatives, including: Toronto Environmental Plan, Toronto Food Charter, The City of Toronto Official Plan, the Toronto Food and Hunger Action Plan, and facilitates City engagement with the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance.
Today, the Toronto Food Policy Council’s views, experiences and publications are followed internationally.
To learn more, visit the TFPC blog here: www.tfpc.to
277 Victoria Street, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W2
Lori Stahlbrand – Health Policy Specialist