Our Mission, Values & Goals
The Middlesex London community sustains a healthy, safe, equitable and
ecologically responsible local food system, that nourishes all residents and is economically viable
The Middlesex London Food Policy Council will:
Be a forum for discussing local food issues.
Empower citizens to be involved in food system decision.
Foster coordination between sectors in the food system.
Create, evaluate and influence policy.
Support programs and services that address local needs.
To facilitate and support a safe, healthy and accessible local food system that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.
Members of the Middlesex London Food Policy Council are committed to
achieving the following in our community:
Accountable to citizens of Middlesex London.
Community and Partnership
lnclusivity, sharing responsibility, and
working together will improve the food system and benefit all.
Our communities celebrate the culture and diversity of food.
All people have equitable access to healthy, local and culturally appropriate food.
Health and Well Being
All citizens have opportunities for optimal physical and mental health.
The perspectives and contributions of everyone in the food
Including those farming, processing, distributing, cooking, and
eating food are respected and valued.
There is a reliable, secure, economically viable,
ecologically and socially responsible food system and a sustained
commitment to a local Food Policy Council.
People have a right to know what’s in their food, where
and how it is produced and what is being discussed within the Food Policy Council.
Identify policy changes which support goals and advocate for their
Engage with the community on relevant and timely issues
through the sharing of information and involvement in action groups.
Identify and prioritize emerging issues, opportunities and needs in the Middlesex London food system and support the creation and implementation of initiatives.
Provide evidence-based research and the most current knowledge on local food systems issues.
Establish benchmarks and targets for achievement of mission/goals and monitor and report on progress of implementation.
Align and seek community resources to support the mission and
goals of the Food Policy Council.
To facilitate, or conduct research on emerging local food system
priorities where information gaps exist.
Build new partnerships and facilitate networking between existing and emerging food system stakeholders in Middlesex London.