Community Food Security Sub-Program
The Community Food Security (CFS) Sub-Program will promote entrepreneurial development, planning and public education partnerships among community organizations, government and industry which explicitly support PEI residents in obtaining safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diets through a sustainable, local food system that maximizes community self-reliance. Projects should aim to be explicitly inclusive of one or more of the following groups of people:
- Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous Groups;
- Newcomers to Canada;
- Children (pre-school);
- Students (K-12);
- University/College Students;
- Urban residents;
- Rural residents;
- Senior citizens (55+);
- Individuals with a disability; and
- Individuals with a low income.
Who is eligible for funding?
- Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations; and
- Organizations with a registered charity number, business number, and/or incorporated number.
What types of activities are eligible for funding?
- Implementing food literacy training for foodservices and/or procurement staff;
- Developing a sustainable seasonal lunch menu for schools or early childhood centres that uses primarily local ingredients;
- Hosting a vendor fair to facilitate connections between food services operators and domestic food suppliers/producers;
- Identifying and implementing changes to current menu portals that support procurement of locally-sourced food; and
- Developing and piloting food literacy workshops or course modules that are tailored for one or more of the targeted participants groups.
Note: Eligible applicants are encouraged to suggest projects and activities that work towards community food security outcomes.
Note: Applications will be assessed and graded by a committee of government and community representatives who have experience in community food security and/or professional experience with groups who are considered under-represented. Committee members are required to sign a Conflict of Interest Agreement and abstain from adjudicating any applications where a conflict of interest may exist.
Where can I find more information?
When can I submit my applications?
Applications for Community Food Security Sub-Program must be submitted prior to May 31, 2018 (11:59 p.m.) .
For more information contact:
Community Food Security and Agriculture Awareness Agriculture Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857