This inaugural provincial food report card was launched at The Conference Board of Canada’s 5th Canadian Food and Drink Summit, held in Toronto, Ontario, November 28–29, 2016. It compares 63 food performance metrics across Canada’s 10 provinces. The report card organizes these metrics around the Canadian Food Strategy’s five elements: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability. It strives to offer clear comprehensive evidence of provincial food system and food sector performance toward enhancing public and private awareness and commitment to action.
This provincial food report card is the second in a series of annual Canadian food report cards that explore and monitor Canada’s food performance. Canada’s Food Report Card 2015 compared Canada’s international food performance to 16 OECD countries. This 2016 food report card is the first to compare Canada’s domestic food performance across all 10 provinces (and territories where data permit). The comparison shows Saskatchewan leading Canada’s provincial food performances, followed by British Columbia and Quebec. In contrast, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador lag their provincial peers in food performance, on average, across the Canadian Food Strategy’s five elements.