Communities of Northern Manitoba

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities identifies the goal of making all cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

What's the Problem?

Food Insecurity in Northern Communities

Indigenous communities in northern Manitoba face severe (up to 75%) food insecurity as a result of geographical barriers, the ongoing influences of colonial policies and a lack of affordable, nutritious food options. This results in a lack of both food sovereignty and community-led food systems based on indigenous knowledge and culture resulting in an inaccessible, unsustainable food system.

Image by Dr. Shirley Thompson

What does success look like?

Design Criteria

  1. Supports sustainable and community-led solutions to food insecurity, with a minimum of three active initiatives within it's first year of operation.
  2. Reduces food insecurity through increasing local food sovereignty in Northern Manitoba, with a reduction in food insecurity of at least 10% within its first 2 years of operation.