Vote ON Food and Farming was conceived and created by a working group coordinated and administered by Sustain Ontario.  

If you have any questions or comments about Vote ON Food and Farming, please contact Carolyn Young, program coordinator at Sustain Ontario at:


phone: 647-839-4030 or 647-348-0235

The Vote ON Food and Farming working group is made up of the following organizations and individuals: 

Caitlin Langlois-Greenham, The Foodshed Project

Lilita Tannis, Lilypad Production

Valerie Ward, Award Communications

Lynn Ogryzlo, author of The Ontario Table

Margo McIntosh, Health Harmony Balance

The Sustain Ontario steering committee and advisory council also gave input into this campaign:

Steering Committee

The following people sit on Sustain Ontario’s steering committee:

Karen Hutchinson Executive Director, Caledon Countryside Alliance
Byan Gilvesy Owner, Y U Ranch
Chair, Norfolk County ALUS Pilot Project
Committee Members
Lauren Baker Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto Public Health
Kathryn Scharf Program Director, The Stop Community Food Centre
Rod MacRae Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Christie Young Executive Director, FarmStart

Advisory Council

Joan Brady Women’s President, National Farmers Union
Coordinator, FoodNet Ontario
Karen Burson Project Manager, Hamilton Eat Local, Environment Hamilton
David Cohlmeyer Owner, Cookstown Greens
Vic Daniels Beef Sector Consultant
Debbie Field Executive Director, FoodShare
Nick Ferri Chair, Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee
Owner, Big Apple Farm
Moe Garahan Director Just Food Ottawa
Bridget King Member, Sudbury Food Connections
Pat Learmonth Director, Farms at Work
Rebecca LeHeup Executive Director, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance
Anan Lololi Executive Director, Afri-Can FoodBasket
Connie Nelson Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Food Security Research Network
Katherine Pigott Manager, Healthy Eating & Active Communities, Region of Waterloo Public Health
Jamie Reaume President, Holland Marsh Growers’ Association
Ruth Richardson Co-Founder, Small Change Fund
Wayne Roberts Former Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto Public Health
Lori Stahlbrand President, Local Food Plus
Arlene Stein Director of Events & Catering, Hart House, University of Toronto
Elbert van Donkersgoed Consultant
Gary Wilkins Humber Watershed Specialist, Toronto Regional Conservation Authority
Jodi Koberinski Executive Director, Organic Council of Ontario

Thank you to the following funders for their support of this important project: 


The Photographs used in the slider were provided by:

Jobs: Susan Ho of Tea Aura Shortbread Cookies at the Toronto Food Business Incubator, photo by Laura Berman

Health: Ontario Fruit, photo by Laura Berman

Community: Tibetan gardeners at Greenest City’s HOPE garden, photo by Marilyn Brownlee

Environment: Bee on sunflower, photo by Laura Berman

Farmers: Organic FarmerTed Thorpe, a photo by Laura Berman

Kids: Children gardening, a photo by Laura Berman

Video Production was done by Powerline Films



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