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The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems was established in 2013 to address the complex environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our food systems. The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems creates:

  • Collaborative research opportunities among food systems researchers and community partners
  • Robust knowledge sharing networks that connect food systems actors at the local and international level
  • Sustainable food system changes through community-driven research, knowledge mobilization, capacity building, and sustainable food system advocacy
  • Experiential learning opportunities for students, research associates, practitioners, community members, and partners
  • Resources and tools for community partners and food system actors to support on-the-ground work in sustainable food systems

Research Approach

In our community-engaged research we work with diverse food system actors to:

  • Co-create knowledge about sustainable food system practices and solutions to community and place-based challenges
  • Bring together food system actors in dynamic global knowledge sharing networks to learn from each other and build community capacity to affect meaningful change at multiple scales

Vision and Mission

Our vision is a food system that contributes to a more equitable, ecologically regenerative, and economically sustainable future in which all actors have the capacity to advance positive food system transformation.

Our mission is to conduct and share community-driven research through local, national, and global networks to foster more just and sustainable food systems.