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:

  1. Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous Groups;
  2. Newcomers to Canada;
  3. Refugees;
  4. Children (pre-school);
  5. Students (K-12);
  6. University/College Students;
  7. Women;
  8. Urban residents;
  9. Rural residents;
  10. Senior citizens (55+);
  11. Individuals with a disability; and
  12. 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

Published date: 
April 30, 2018
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General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
PO Box 1180
548 Main Street
Montague, PE C0A 1R0
Phone: (902) 838-0910
Fax: (902) 838-0975

Agriculture Information Desk
1-866-PEI FARM (734-3276)