Be a Food Connector!

Want to DO something about food?
Want to plug-in to what is happening and get the inside scoop?
Want to share information and options to a wider group of people around you, wherever that is in Ottawa?

Become a Food Connector in Ottawa!

Food Connectors will hear new information and discuss new topics each month

  • Hear new perspectives  
  • Get the inside scoop on what is being worked on by groups, businesses and non-profits around Ottawa
  • Learn how people can plug in, scale up, and develop Ottawa into a vibrant, just and sustainable food place to live, play and work.


Who can be a Food Connector?

Food Connectors are people interested in:

  • How food connects and strengthens our local economy, our environment, our health and our children’s education
  • How food can be a BIG part of addressing cultural exchange, climate change, reducing poverty, and other city-building challenges.


Are you interested in being part of growing Ottawa into a Good Food City?

Are you part of a:

  • Neighbourhood
  • School Group / Parent Council
  • Community Association / Business Improvement Area
  • Community House / Tenants’ Association
  • Youth Group / Senior’s Group
  • Faith Group
  • Community Garden / Community Kitchen
  • …and want to make a difference related to food?


Being a Food Connector is:

  • Open to all people, all ages
  • Free
  • Aimed at people all across Ottawa including in urban, suburban and rural communities

Food Connector training will happen in English in a physically accessible location.


  • Growing food throughout Ottawa – how and where to encourage it, including how to access funds.
  • What does it mean to have a food lens in Ottawa for the next 25 years?  (And how to get that through the Official Plan).
  • Eat, Think, Vote – What opportunities are there to impact food at the national level beyond the election.


Upcoming topics include:

Food prices, Farming in Ottawa, Seeds, Food Waste, Food Forests and Edible Landscaping, Gleaning, Food Coops, Food Centres, Incubating Food and Farm Businesses, School Food, Chickens and Bees, Urban Food Strategy and more!! 

Is there a food-related topic you want to learn more about? Let us know! 


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