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Waterloo Region Food Charter

The Waterloo Region Food Charter represents our common vision for our food system and creates a foundation for stategies to achieve it. [For a downloadable .pdf version, click here.]


All these organizations and individuals below have endorsed the Waterloo Region Food Charter. Can you? If so, send us an email at foodcharter@wrfoodsystem.ca.


Thank you for your endorsement so far!

Organizational Endorsements

 Region of Waterloo Regional Municipality of Waterloo
 City of Waterloo
City of Waterloo 
Marisol restaurant
Neighbourhood Group of Restaurants. (Borealis Grille and The Woolwich Arrow Pub)
Seven Shores Urban Market & Cafe
Alternateives Journal
Foodlink Waterloo Region
Multicultural Centre (KWMC) Multicultural Centre
Community Garden Council Community Garden Council
Craig Richardson  Institute of Food Processing Technology - Conestoga College
Bailey's Local Foods
Kara's Smart Foods
House of Friendship House of Friendship
My Sustainable Canada
Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP)  REEP logo
Grand River Environmental Network
Canadian Organic Growers, Perth-Waterloo-Wellington Chapter
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre (KDCHC)
The Working Centre  
Environment Student Society at The Universtiy of Waterloo
Waterloo Federation of Agriculture Waterloo Federation of Agriculture logo
Veld Architect
Uptown Market - Watelroo
Poverty Free Kitchener-Waterloo Action Group
Young City Growers

Community endorsements

Connection with the local food network

Ellen Desjardins

Community nutritionist, teacher and researcher on local food issues

Steffanie Scott

past Co-Chair or Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable and food systems researcher, Department of Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Greg Michalenko

Academic and Community Garden Council, Grand River Environmental Network. and Waterloo Region Food Systems Roundtalbe.

Paula Bryk

Community member

Jason Vistoli

Community member

Michelle Metzger

Student of Knowledge integration at the Univeristy of Waterloo

Joshua Jodoin

Community member

Victoria Alleyne

Active community volunteer and local sustainable food purchaser

Rev. Anne Treadwell

Resident of Ayr

Stanley Khaing

Board of director member of several community organizations

Gina Hickman

Community member and eater

Mary MacKeigan

Executive director of Opporitunities Waterloo Region

Jackie Moore

Manager of ES Coffeeshop

Eric Rumble

Editor-in-chief of Alternatives Journal

Shauna Thomas

Community member

Ellen Jakubowski

Community member

Julie B.

Community member

Jessica Kuepfer

Consumer of local foods and advicator of local food systems

Louisette Lenteigne

Member of Community Garden Council

Marcia Ruby

Shopper at Kitchener Farmer's Market

Theresa Shumilas

Organic farmer and food hub owner/operator, consultant and academic

Mary Milanovich

Organic Farmer

Kendra Leighton

Community member

Bob Gibson


Karen Nicholson

Local food supporter

David McConnachie

Community Garden Council

Jeff Ward

Owner of Marisol Restaurant

Eric Rumble

Editor-in-chief of Alternatives Journal

Marianne Irvine

Member, Awareness of Low-Income Voices Everywhere (ALIVe)

Court Desautels

Group leader for Neighbourhood Group of Restaurants (Borealis Grille and The Woolwhich Arrow Pub)

Jana Vodicka

Community Garden Coordinator, Conestoga Acres

Emily Wong

Undergraduarte student interested in food systems

Anna Contini

Manager, Foodlink Waterloo Region

Dr. Neil Arya

Director of Global Health Western University, Adjunct Professor Environment and Resource Studies - University of Waterloo and Assistant Clinical Professor Family Medicine McMaster University

Bev Leighton

Community Member

Sheila Hultquist

Kitchener Community member

Luis Garcia

Chair, Craig Richardson Insitute of Food Processing Technology - Conestoga College

Rachel Schultz

Conestoga Acres

Charlotte Clarke

Concious consumer and community member

Erin Epp

Low income food hamper worker

Kathleen Stahlbaum

Director of Uptown Market Waterloo

Rachel Ward

Bailey's Local Foods

Lorrie Shantz

Community Garden member

Phil Mount

Academic and Nourishing Ontario Coordinator

Lucia Harrison

The Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre, Director

Peter Kofler

Alternative food production

Janet and Don Roberts

Resident of Kitchener

Gerald Kara

Owner Kara's Smart Foods

Paul Shepski

Envrionment and Resourse Studies graduate from the University of Waterloo

Emily Copp

Community Garden volunteer

Catherine Heal

Community Garden Council member

Carrie Snyder

Community member Waterloo Region


My Sustainable Canada

Erin Moffat

Community member

Stephanie Whitney

Community member

Jackie McMillan


Barbara Spronk

Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Canadian Federation of University Women, KW Club

Jennifer Clapp

Professor in Environmental and Resource Studies at University of Waterloo, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and 2013 Donner Prize finalist for her book on international food aid

Narendran Kumarakulasingam

Community member

Chef Gini Bechtel

Chef Instructor at School of Buisness and Hospitality, Conestoga College                  

Christine Sloboda

Community member

Jennifer Jones

PhD candidate at Balsillie School of International Affairs at University of Waterloo, member of Waterloo Food issues Group

Michéle Briger

Local Economic Development Student ,University of Waterloo and Watfig member

Andrew Wong

Student at University of Waterloo

Angelica Nef

Chair for the Perth-Wellington-Waterloo Chapter of the Canadian Organic Growers

Healther Lee

Researcher of Canadian policies for gentically engineered foods at Univeristy of Waterloo

Eric Goldberg

Excecutive Director with the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre

Nicolas Cloet

Employee of My Sustainable Canada and local food enthusiast

Krista Hulshof

Architect for Veld and local food industry

Kathleen Stahlbaum

Director of Uptown Market Waterloo

Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic

Community project manager

Susan Hamill

Community garden council

Zhenzhong Si

PhD candidate at deparement of Geography and Environmental Management - Universit of Waterloo

Fanis Juma-Radstake

Curator of Young City Growers and Community Garden organizer

Carole Lavigne

Presedent of the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network/ Le Réseau Agroalimentaire de l'Est ontarien

Pat Singleton

Executive Director Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank




January 7, 2013 - Region of Waterloo Food Charter!  We need your input!

March 1, 2013 - Endorse the Waterloo Region Food Charter!

April 9, 2013 - Regional Council Endorses Food Charter

April 29, 2014 - City of Waterloo Endorses Food Charter