Call For Applications!

The Edmonton Food Council is now recruiting for new members! If you want to be a part of a dynamic team that is helping to shape the future of food and urban agriculture in Edmonton, then the Edmonton Food Council is looking for you!

It’s an exciting time in Edmonton that is seeing an explosion of interest and activity in all things food – farmers markets, community gardens, food trucks, food festivals, urban farmers, backyard hens and bees, edible front yards, restaurants serving local menus, fruit rescue and gleaning, the rise of permaculture and aquaponics, and so much more. All of this great work will benefit from the support of the Edmonton Food Council and the City of Edmonton.

The Food Council is actively seeking individuals that have previous experience with boards or volunteer committees and can demonstrate expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Primary agriculture production
  • Food manufacturing/processing
  • Restaurant and foodservice
  • Public health
  • Working with municipal government
  • Working in the private sector/ business community

Apply now! Download the application package here. The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2015.

About the Edmonton Food Council

As a volunteer committee of the City, the Food Council’s primary role is to advise on matters related to the implementation of fresh: Edmonton’s Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy. The Food Council will help to provide oversight and support to the ongoing implementation of fresh.

Specific activities that the Food Council may undertake to perform this role include:

  • providing advice to the City and other key stakeholders
  • monitoring and reporting on the progress of implementation
  • identifying emerging issues and opportunities
  • proposing key work priorities to the City
  • maintaining relationships with the food and urban agriculture community
  • engaging with the community on relevant and timely issues
  • facilitating connections between key players, such as various City departments, community partners and local food businesses.

New members will be appointed to three year terms. Members can expect to commit four to twelve hours per month for regular meetings, special consultations, review of necessary materials, correspondence and any additional projects and work that may be required.

Additional information on the terms of membership with the Food Council can be found in the Terms of Reference.

For more information, contact Hani Quan at hani.quan@edmonton.ca or 780-944-0111.