Government of Canada strengthens food security in Indigenous, remote and Northern communities across the country
These community-led projects aim to have an immediate and long-lasting impact on food systems in communities that are experiencing the highest food insecurity.
December 20, 2022 By The Government of Canada
The Government of Canada has announced support for up to 79 new projects across Canada that promote food security in Indigenous, remote and Northern communities under the fourth phase of the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF).
These community-led projects aim to have an immediate and long-lasting impact on food systems in communities that are experiencing the highest food insecurity, by improving processing, production and distribution capacity at the local level.
The announcement of up to 79 approved projects follows the official launch of the fourth phase of LFIF on March 23, 2022. In this phase, funding for each project ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 to support larger initiatives that will have a long-term impact in communities.
In Morley, Alberta, for example, Stoney Nakoda Nations will receive up to $216,593 to purchase mobile food preparation equipment and infrastructure for raising chickens, gardening and fishing. This project will allow the community to create workshops to teach members about traditional food preparation and food waste reduction.
In Quesnel, British Columbia, Nazko First Nation will receive up to $260,746 to purchase a new greenhouse and canning equipment, create new garden beds, and install a new community kitchen and an outdoor smokehouse. This project will enhance community food production and serve as a teaching space for community members to learn traditional preservation methods to pass on for generations.
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