Mission

Our Mission, Values & Goals

Vision

The Middlesex London community sustains a healthy, safe, equitable and 
ecologically responsible local food system, that nourishes all residents and is economically viable

Mission

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.

Goal

To facilitate and support a safe, healthy and accessible local food system that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. 

Values

 Members of the Middlesex London Food Policy Council are committed to 
achieving the following in our community:

Accountability

 Accountable to citizens of Middlesex London.

Community and Partnership 

 lnclusivity, sharing responsibility, and
working together will improve the food system and benefit all.

Diversity

Our communities celebrate the culture and diversity of food.

Equity

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.

Respect

The perspectives and contributions of everyone in the food

System

Including those farming, processing, distributing, cooking, and
eating food are respected and valued.

Sustainability

There is a reliable, secure, economically viable,
ecologically and socially responsible food system and a sustained
commitment to a local Food Policy Council.

Transparency

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.

 Activities

 Advocate

Identify policy changes which support goals and advocate for their 
implementation.

 Communicate 

Engage with the community on relevant and timely issues 
through the sharing of information and involvement in action groups. 

Coordinate

Identify and prioritize emerging issues, opportunities and needs in the Middlesex London food system and support the creation and implementation of initiatives. 

Educate 

Provide evidence-based research and the most current knowledge on local food systems issues. 

Evaluate

Establish benchmarks and targets for achievement of mission/goals and monitor and report on progress of implementation.

Leverage 

Align and seek community resources to support the mission and 
goals of the Food Policy Council. 

Research 

To facilitate, or conduct research on emerging local food system 
priorities where information gaps exist. 

Network

Build new partnerships and facilitate networking between existing and emerging food system stakeholders in Middlesex London. 

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