This project brings together food systems stakeholders from key sectors to share perspectives on basic income as a tool for enhancing food systems resilience in Canada. The project team includes the academics and community organizations engaged in Coalition Canada's Case for Basic Income Series and in particular the cases for agriculture, fisheries, and food security. Read our recent Conversation Canada article on this topic.
This project works with First Nations, non-profit organizations and small business to better understand and map the connections between fisheries and local food systems. Using a participatory action research methodology, it uses food systems as a lens to broaden the scope of fisheries by integrating a range of interdependent dimensions (including geographical, political, economic, policy, food security and nutrition, sustainability) that interact around sustainable fisheries. Our findings bring attention to the larger sets of actors and voices that are essential to the future of sustainable fisheries and most marginalized within existing approaches, including those of Indigenous peoples, civil society, and social movements. Read our latest article on fish consumption advisories and environmental justice.