Chatham-Kent Community Food System Assessment – “Let’s Talk Food CK”
In October 2011, the Chatham-Kent Municipal Council approved an Official Plan amendment where a ‘Sustainable Food Security Master Plan’ was recommended. In 2012, Chatham-Kent Public Health undertook Let’s Talk Food, a broad and inclusive stakeholder consultation, framed as a community food system assessment, to understand needs, hear ideas for a better regional food system, identify healthy eating policy priorities, and to begin the process of taking action on these ideas. This report summarizes feedback from community, local government and private sector consultations, alongside objective data on food system indicators. The report concludes with recommended next steps toward a Chatham-Kent regional food strategy.
Chatham-Kent Kitchen Incubator Project – Survey Results – November 2014
The Chatham-Kent Agri-Development (CKAD) Committee with support from the Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council and the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit launched a survey in the spring of 2014 to engage the community to help identify development needs and measure local interest in establishing a culinary/kitchen incubator in Chatham-Kent.
Chatham-Kent Community Food Centre Feasibilty Study – March 2015
The Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council with support from the Chatham-Kent Healthy Communities Fund completed a study to determine the feasibility of the creation of a Community Food Centre in Chatham-Kent. As a result of the community forum held in March 2015, a core working group has been created to begin the process of creating a Community Food Centre in Chatham-Kent.
Edible Gardens and Gleaning Literature Review and Best Practices Summary
The Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council with support from the Chatham-Kent Healthy Communities Fund comissioned a report summarizing a literature review and best practices summary for both Edible Gardens/Landscaping and Gleaning. This report includes a focus on rural literature and will help to develop future programming in Chatham-Kent.