Advancing a more sustainable regional food system

The Whistler Centre for Sustainability is leading a project to advance region-wide initiatives that create a more sustainable food system in the Squamish-Lillooet region. Building on existing plans and policies, and a scan of best practices and existing gaps, the project will convene key food and agriculture players from across the region to share successes that can be scaled up, to identify barriers that require region-wide solutions, and identify and secure commitment to implement what’s needed across the region to improve farm protection, food production, local processing, marketing, etc.

The project follows on the heels of the Southwest BC Bioregion Food System Design Project recently completed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The Centre will provide support, facilitation and assistance to advance region-wide initiatives, working with the region’s local governments and with the many food and agriculture-related organizations.


A Review of Best Practices in Food System Sustainability

A Review of Potential Food Sustainability Initiatives for the Squamish-Lillooet Region

A Squamish-Lillooet Food Action Plan


Dawn Johnson, Planning & Engagement,
Cheeying Ho, Executive Director, 604-388-8421,


Thanks to the Real Estate Foundation of BC for providing half the project funding, and to these organizations for their funding contributions:

Other project supporters confirmed to date include: