Highlights From  Radical Transparency - Ready or Not?
Last month Provision Coalition held its first annual industry forum and AGM. The theme of the event - Radical Transparency: Ready or Not? - proved popular with people who joined us from across the Canadian food and beverage food system. Click the link below to view the AGM minutes, changes to the 2015-17 Board of Directors and conference highlights.


'Real World Sustainability'

Webinar presented by Cher Mereweather

Food and beverage manufacturers

are invited to participate in a webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm EST. This webinar, hosted by the Alberta government but open to all food and beverage manufacturers, will highlight the business risks of not addressing sustainability and include a live demonstration of the effectiveness of Provision's award-winning Online Sustainability Portal.



Update on Food Waste

Last year, Provision released a report which provided excellent insight and recommendations on sector-based solutions to the food waste problem. Provision's two Food Waste Working Groups met in the spring and provided direction to develop a Made in Canada Food Waste Solutions Tool Kit and lead a food waste pilot project. For more information or to participate in the next food waste meeting on September 22, 2015, contact Meena Hassanali at mhassanali@provisioncoalition.com or 519.822.2042.


Advocacy Update


Members will be familiar with the resources Provision has allocated to monitoring Environment Canada and Health Canada's Chemical Management Plan Initiative. This process was initiated to help the food and beverage industry understand its exposure to the list of substances being reviewed and also to better understand the potential impacts to industry. Brief 9 and Brief 10 are now available.



Isabel Dopta Joins Provision

Isabel Dopta has joined Provision Coalition as Marketing & Communications Advisor. Isabel will be dividing her time between Provision and Food and Beverage Ontario assisting both organizations with communications to food and beverage industry members and stakeholders. 

To reach Isabel with a manufacturer story or an idea on how to share the sustainability message, contact her at idopta@provisioncoalition.com or call 519.830.0068.



Industry Outreach

Provision will be participating in three exciting industry events taking place in the near future:

Hope to see you there!
This initiative is supported by  Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.