Vision/Mission

MLFPC's 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 decisions.

Foster coordination between sectors in the food system.

Create, evaluate and influence policy.

Support programs and services that address local needs.

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Values

Accountability

Accountable to citizens of Middlesex London.

Diversity

Our communities celebrate the culture and diversity of food.

Community & Partnership

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

Equity

All people have equitable access to healthy, local and culturally appropriate food.

health + well being

All citizens have opportunities for optimal physical and mental health.

Sustainability

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

respect

The perspectives and contributions of everyone in the food sector. Including those farming, processing, distributing, cooking, and eating food are respected and valued

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.

Actions

Advocate

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

Coordinate

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

Evaluate

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

network

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

Communicate

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

educate

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

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.