From the Thunder Bay + Area Food Strategy:
The Thunder Bay + Area Food Strategy is very pleased to have just launched the updated Community Food System Report Card. A Community Food System Report Card assesses the food system as a whole, compiling local food data on the economic, environmental, and social factors included in food production, processing, retail, consumption, and waste or repurposing. The Report Card helps to measure progress towards regional food sovereignty.
The role of the Thunder Bay + Area Community Food System Report Card is to assess our regional food system as a whole by tracking changes to 119 indicators across seven different food system pillars: food access, forest & freshwater foods, food infrastructure, food procurement, food production, school food environments and urban agriculture. Having the updated 2023 data allows us to see what’s changed across our food systems compared to 2015 when the first Report Card was released.
The Report Card doesn’t provide a grade nor a pass/fail – rather, it presents a snapshot of our current food system with a call to action to get involved in building a more equitable and sustainable food system for all.
Visit the dedicated website to explore the results by pillar or download the full report: foodsystemreportcard.ca
The Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre is a founding member of the Thunder Bay + Area Food Strategy.