Monthly Archives: March 2016

Foreign ownership of Canadian food manufacturing

Foreign ownership is a tangible sign of the globalized world in which we live. It has been a controversial political issue in Canada, but today trade and investment across national boundaries is not only the norm but also binds together national economies so that fluctuations in one have repercussions far away. Research recently released by… Read More


Food Venture Program Pilot Project to Support GTA Food Sector Entrepreneurs

This article was authored by Josie DiFelice and originally appeared on the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) website http://www.foodandfarming.ca.  It has been reprinted with permission from the GHFFA. Food Starter and CaterToronto are working with the City of Toronto to launch a Pilot Project, titled Food Venture Program, in an effort to help… Read More


The Winkler Initiative: Lessons in Immigrant Attraction to Rural Areas, Part 2

Why does it work …. and can it be replicated in other communities? The previous blog post described the “Winkler Initiative” and its origins. Today’s post focuses on why it worked, and whether it could be replicated in other communities. In a 2005 Working Paper on the Winkler Initiative [pdf] the authors state: “Winkler serves… Read More