By: Hayley Lapalme, Project & Workshop Coordinator, My Sustainable Canada
I grew up in the Canadian outdoors, paddling canoes and playing tag in the forest near my home in Waterloo. My respect and appreciation for the people who feed the world's communities was cultivated in my grand parents' backyard and has grown over time through the farmers I have met across Canada, India, and Barbados. I now work as a researcher and facilitator advancing the sustainability of our food systems with the environmental non-profit, My Sustainable Canada.
I recently had the opportunity to share some of the successes from our work at a global innovation summit in Europe. Last month, I was in Bled, Slovenia giving a TEDx Talk about institutional buying power and its ability to transform the food system.
Ontariofresh.ca is an online network and marketing service designed to help Ontario businesses buy and sell more local food.
We aim to connect the food value chain and get more local food on Ontario plates.