Local Food Council

Recruiting members to represent Alberta’s growing local food industry.

Competition status: Closed on July 12
Ministry responsible: Agriculture and Forestry

Overview

We’re looking for a diverse group of people to be part of a Local Food Council to represent the local food industry in Alberta.

The local food sector is a $1 billion market that is growing rapidly and represents a key part of Alberta's economy.

This council is the first step in implementing the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act that was passed on May 30.

Role and responsibilities

The council’s role is to encourage the development and success of Alberta’s local food sector as part of a strong and diversified agriculture industry.

The council is required to examine:

  • potential barriers and challenges for local food producers and processors, including specific challenges faced by small producers and processors
  • local food aggregation and distribution
  • risk management tools for local food producers and processors
  • consumer awareness of and access to local food
  • certification opportunities for local food producers and processors

The council will provide a report to the minister, within one year, with advice and recommendations on provincial policies, programs, pilot project or initiatives to support the growth and sustainability of the local food sector.

How to apply

Members will be selected through a public recruiting process. Those with an interest or knowledge of the local food sector are encouraged to apply.

The application period closed July 12. We are currently reviewing applications.

Contact

Email questions or comments to ExploreLocal@gov.ab.ca.

News

Local Food Council to support growth in sector (June 12, 2018)