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Coalition for Healthy School Food members have often been told by MPs that Budget 2019 included a commitment to school food because coalition members across Canada let the Finance Committee know we wanted action. Read more here about our 2018 deputations.

Summary of Coalition’s Pre-Budget 2022 Submission:

 

The Coalition for Healthy School Food recommends that the Government of Canada:

  1. Allocate $1 billion over five years in Budget 2022 and collaborate with provinces and territories to provide them with an initial $200 million as soon as possible to fund their existing school food programs.

  2. Invest an additional $200 million from pre-allocated infrastructure funding in a separate School Food Fund grants program that would provide infrastructure and capacity building funding to schools or community organizations that provide programs in schools. 

  3. Enter into discussions with Indigenous Nations and leaders to negotiate separate agreements for long-term and sustainable funding for Indigenous school food programs.