Indigenous Voices on Food Security

The COVID-19 global pandemic has worsened the existing food security problems among many communities, including Indigenous communities.

Federally-funded emergency food supports are being used to tackle the food challenges brought on by the closure of borders, rise of unemployment, and food hoarding. However, these supports are inadequate for Indigenous communities including Indigenous community members living in Ottawa. 

To read more, please check out Elisa Levi and Tabitha Robin’s COVID-19 Did Not Cause Food Insecurity In Indigenous Communities But It Will Make It Worse published by Yellowhead Institute.  

Start-up Farm Program

Just Food established the Start-Up Farm Program to support new farmers in the Ottawa region. By offering access to land, shared infrastructure/equipment, and training, the program aims to enable more people in this region to start their own successful farm business.

> Read More about Just Food’s Start-up Farm program