Food security, food justice and food sovereignty movements work to address food insecurity and the structural inequities within society at the root of these problems. Many principles within these movements overlap with organic principles.
Our current food and agricultural systems are inequitable for many as a result of existing power dynamics. The organic movement aims to create a healthy world for all through sustainable, fair and just practices. In moving towards these goals it is crucial that inequities within society are recognized and addressed, such as:
Opinion: Fairness in Organic Agriculture (Anne Macey)
Reviving Social Justice in Sustainable & Organic Agriculture (Elizabeth Henderson)
The Gateway is an online resource that provides BC communities with up-to-date food security information and supports knowledge exchange and collaboration to address food security in BC.
Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Initiative enabling clarity and transparency in terms of capturing and communicating best management practices to improve economic, environmental and social outcomes across the Canadian agri-food system.
Christian organization engaging in scientific research, environmental education, and community-based sustainable agriculture programs.
International movement which coordinates organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women and indigenous communities. La Vie Campesina advocates for family-farm-based sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, farmer’s right to seeds, stopping violence against women and agrarian reform.
Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food.
Supporting a global movement of farmers fighting for justice, health and sustainability.
Multi-donor fund supporting viable food systems, promoting the economic well-being and human rights of small farmers and their communities, and mitigating climate change through low input agriculture featuring sustainable soil and water use. It links organizations and movements that advance agro-ecological solutions locally, regionally and globally.
We Cannot Talk about Food without Talking About Racism (Leticia Ama Deawuo, SeedChange)
Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank? Young Agrarians article
Webinar hosted by Food Secure Canada featuring food justice activists discussing food, diversity and inclusion.
Webinar hosted by the Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture & Sustainability (INFAS), featuring Black women scholars examining the intersections of inequities in food, food systems and sustainable agriculture.
Food—Systems—Racism: From Mistreatment to Transformation (Eric Holt-Giménez and Breeze Harper)
Series of articles on racism and liberation in the food system (Food First).
Article from Melana Robert, a Toronto-based municipal and federal food policy advisor, public speaker and community advocate.
Canadian government initiative helping under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture to fully participate in the sector.
Canadian government initiative supporting women in agriculture.
The FCC is committed to empowering women in agriculture, agribusiness and food by providing increased access to capital, tools, resources and education to help start and grow businesses.
List of organizations in Canada providing support to migrant agricultural workers.
RAMA is a migrant justice collective that advocates for Latin American and Caribbean migrant farm workers in the unceded Syilx and Secwepemc territories of the Okanagan Valley.
Community organization in BC for the freedom and autonomy of migrants in the fields, based on mutual aid and community defense.
Canadian organization with the mandate to encourage and support farmers living with disabilities or illness.
Funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology for farmers that have experienced a traumatic injury.
Article from Young Agrarians, written by Dawn Morrison.
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm operates four community-based Indigenous Initiatives examining the intersection of land, food and community and promoting research that benefits First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.
A national scope study on the benefits and risks of food and water in First Nation communities.
Network created by the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty to allow individuals and groups involved with Indigenous food related action, research and policy reform to network and share relevant resources and information.
Project created by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) as part of their vision of sustainable First Nations communities and a healthy environment.
A grassroots network of Indigenous leaders and communities across Turtle Island fighting for Environmental Justice and the Rights of Mother Earth.
Initiatives helping to reduce childhood hunger within Indigenous communities by increasing access to good food and traditional food practices, and by encouraging healthy eating.