The Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy is directed by the Food Strategy Council and the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee oversees the implementation of the Food Strategy. Through monthly meetings, this committee works to move the strategy forward by discussing possible projects and ways to overcome obstacles, as well as by identifying funding and partnership opportunities. The Executive Committee also provides overall direction and guidance to the Food Strategy Coordinator, and ensures that decisions of the Food Strategy Council are incorporated into planning.

The Food Strategy Council meets twice a year to share information across sectors, and to provide oversight and strategic advice regarding the implementation of the strategy. The Food Strategy Council includes all those on the Executive Committee as well as representation from the sectors below. Food Strategy Council members along with community partners form several project-based working groups.

  • Advocacy
  • Agriculture
  • Anti-poverty
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency Food Providers
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • First Nations
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Institutional
  • Labour
  • Land Use
  • Public Health
  • Supply Chain