Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Working Groups

Regulatory Hurdles

To increase awareness of regulatory requirements and facilitate engagement of all stakeholders, in influencing the process of improving local food infrastructure.


  1. Review and build awareness of existing municipal and provincial regulations which relate to/or impact the local food system.
  2. Facilitate stakeholder engagement in policies which impact the growth and sustainability of the local food system
  3. Advocate for regulatory reform to ensure a balanced and positive regulatory climate that provides opportunity for the growth of Food System in Kawartha Lakes.  

Provincial, Municipal, By-laws Regulatory Review
Permitted, Consolidation and Change of Land Use
Public Education

For more information, please contact:

Diane Engelstad
Email: diane.engelstad@gmail.comor klfoodcoalition@gmail.com

Growth and Sustainability

To facilitate the sustainable growth and development of Kawartha Lakes Food system.


  1. Develop initiatives to strengthen, promote and  market local food boyingreenhouse.jpg
  2. Promote healthy eco-system and the recognition of farmers as land stewards. 
  3. Develop a skilled, adaptable, available and sustainable workforce that supports the Kawartha Lakes Food System.
  4. Facilitate stakeholder engagement in policies which impact the growth and sustainability of the Kawartha Lakes Food System.
  5. Develop public awareness and commitment to local food.

Collaborative Marketing and Distribution
Local Food Promotion
Productivity and   Efficiency
Economic Viability
Value-added Activities
Land Stewardship
Healthy Eco-systems
Workforce and Employer
Capacity Development
Farmers' Markets

For more information, please contact:

Sara Kelly
Email: sara.kelly@flemingcollege.ca or klfoodcoalition@gmail.com

Food Security

To develop an equitable and just food system that improves the health and well-being of the City's


  1. Improve public knowledge and participation in food security initiatives.
  2. Strengthen the human, organizational and infrastructural capacity of food security Initiatives.
  3. Evaluate the capacity and current utility of local food security and access healthy affordable food initiatives.

Healthy Eating and Nutrition
Community Gardens
Community Kitchens
Emergency Food Sources
Public Education
Community Capacity Development

For more information, please contact:

Aisha Malik
Email: amalik@hkpr.on.ca or klfoodcoalition@gmail.com

Upcoming Workshops or Events

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, OntarioK9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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