Land acknowledgement

Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) operates and partners with food organizations from coast to coast to coast. We do this on the lands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, who have been and continue to be in a reciprocal relationship with the lands, waters, and all beings. This relationship has been embedded in gratitude and respect since time immemorial. 

The national office of CFCC is in Toronto and is on the territory of the Wendat, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is now also home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

Mount Paul CFC in Kamloops, BC. (Photo by David Whiting, 2022.)

A message from our CEO and Board Chair

Dear friends

What connects us? 

Last year, as pandemic restrictions eased while inflation soared, Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) and our partners began coming together in person again. 

And as we restarted our community meals, produce markets, and other in-person gatherings, it was clear: 

Food connects us. 

Whether we’re breaking bread together—or making bread together—food connects us with loved ones and shared traditions. And whenever we eat or grow food, we’re connecting to the land—and to the generations of Indigenous peoples who have cared for this land. 

A shared cause can also connect us. And at CFCC, our mission is clear: 

Everyone on this land should have the means, knowledge, and voice to access good food with dignity. 

In this report, you’ll read about the values that drive this movement—what we call our Good Food Principles. You’ll also meet some of the people who put these principles into practice. 

In supporting CFCC, you’ve connected with our work. And your support is solidarity. From all of us at CFCC and the many communities who live and breathe these Good Food Principles, thank you for connecting. Thank you for your belief in the power of food. 

Nick Saul, CEO

Community Food Centres Canada

Brian Lawson, Board Chair

Community Food Centres Canada

The Local CFC in Stratford, ON. (Photo by Terry Manzo, 2022.)

The values that make a movement

What makes a movement? An urgent need. Strong values. The seeds of justice. 

The Good Food Principles, created by Community Food Centres Canada in 2013, are values that bind over 400 community food organizations together, from coast to coast to coast. 

These values are foundational to our good food movement—a movement dedicated to the right to food for all.

By “good food” we mean food that tastes good, that’s nourishing, that’s culturally appropriate. Food that brings pleasure and meaning and belonging. Food that can seed a deeper sense of justice. And if this food is shared with love and eaten with others, it can truly be transformative.

Below, we’ve shared key moments from last year where our principles have sparked action. 

But to make a movement, we need something—someone—more. 

Committed supporters. 

Our warmest thanks to you, our big-hearted contributors. We sincerely appreciate you being part of the growing good food movement.

Stories inspired by Good Food Principles

Our values in action

This is a snapshot of the impact of our programs in 2022.


of people said their Community Food Centre (CFC) provides an important source of healthy food.


people feel like they belong to a community at their CFC.

partner postcards and 9 meetings with MPs contributed to the successful passing of the Canada Disability Benefit Act.


attendees at Food Summit 2022, a gathering with community food organizations from across the country!

The North Grove CFC in Dartmouth, NS. (Photo by Snickerdoodle Photography, 2022.)

Our generous donors

We are grateful to you, our donor community, for your steadfast generosity. Whether you were moved to host a community fundraiser, crowdfund for the Food Summit, or invest in our programs, your kindness created change—both locally and nationally. Together, we are growing a good food movement.


Elana Rosenfeld

The Arrell Family Foundation

The Sprott Foundation

$100,000 to $999,999

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2 donors who chose to give anonymously

Balsam Foundation


Irma and Vincenzo Pulla Charitable Foundation

John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation

Judy and Wilmot Matthews Foundation

MacFeeters Family Fund at Toronto Foundation


Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security

Margaret McCain

Medavie Health Foundation

Moffat Family Fund at Winnipeg Foundation

P. and L. Odette Charitable Foundation

Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation

Peter Gilgan Foundation

Power to Give Foundation

Slaight Family Foundation

The Metcalf Foundation

The Peterson Foundation

The Public Health Agency of Canada

The Roof Garden Foundation

$10,000 to $99,999

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Alastair and Jennifer Murray Foundation

Alo Group


Ana P. Lopes, C.M. and Don Tapscott, C.M.

Arterra Wines Canada

Beth Malcolm

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (in-kind support)

Canada Post Community Foundation

Donner Canadian Foundation

Edgehill Capital Investments Ltd.

Erica and James Curtis

FedEx Canada

Fiera Capital Foundation

Government of OntarioMinistry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism

Jennifer Grant and David Dattels

John and Jocelyn Barford Family Foundation at Toronto Foundation

Kathy and George Dembroski

Lillian Veri and Fred Klinkhammer

Maryam Moshiri

McLean Smits Family Foundation

Meighen Family Foundation

Nancy and Richard Hamm

Pitblado Family Foundation

RBC Foundation

Richard Rooney

Riverside Natural Foods, producers of the organic snack brand Made Good

Shaw Communications

Shuttleworth Family Fund at Toronto Foundation

Stait Family Fund, a donor advised fund at Canada Gives

Steelworkers Humanity Fund

Steve and Sally Stavro Family Foundation

TD Securities Underwriting Hope

The Bickerton Grabowski Family Foundation

The Caring Foundation

The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation

The Harbinger Foundation

The Haynes-Connell Foundation

The Krstajic Foundation

The McLean Foundation

The New Farm

The W.P. Scott Charitable Foundation

The Wayne-Coleman Family Fund at Benefaction Foundation

The Young Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation

Valerie Elia Fund at MakeWay Foundation

Wesley M Nicol Foundation

WW Canada

Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation

$1,000 to $9,999

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21 donors who chose to give anonymously

Abigail Keeso

Adam Nizynski

Alex Ip

Alexandra Velosa

Alexandre Couillard

Andrea Barrack

Andrea Savage and Scott Henshaw

Andrew Cooke

Andrew Parker

Andy Heintzman

Anna-Joy Veenstra

Anne Jasper and Rob Groh

Anonymous, in memory of Steve Newman

Ara Guiragossian

Arezou Sadeghi-Bahari

Bill Saul

Bipan Rai

Bob and Anne Aziz

Brian Marshall

Camilo Gil

Candice Schrock

Carl Heinrich

Carol Faulkner

Carolyn Carragher

Catherine Bateman

Charities Aid Foundation of Canada

Charles Gane

Charles Lennox

Chris Lynch

Christine Cleland


Craig Donlan

Daniel Nahmias

Daniela Borissova

David and Judy Galloway

David Kirkwood and Sarah Crawford

Dillon Consulting

Don Cranston and Megan Hill

Douglas and Margaret Derry Foundation

Enterprise Holdings

Gabriella M Nobrega

Geoffrey Lynch

Geraldine Rose

Gordon Rafferty

Hadi Daou

Irfhan Rawji

Jake Gilbert

James and Runa Whitaker

James Brooks

Janet and Douglas Davis

Janet Burrows

Jasna Brtan

Jeff Hutchison

Jihad Ghoussoub

John P. A. Budreski

Julie Pezzack

Karen Brown

Kevin Mills

Larry E. Phillips

Libby Wildman

Lucy Waverman

Marion MacDonald

Matthew Broadbent

Maytree Foundation

Meredith MacFarquhar

Michael and Deb Kaumeyer

Michael Dilay

Michael Edward Powers

Michael Ziegler

Miriam Rogers

Nancy C. McNee

Nancy Lang

Neal Brothers Foods

Nelson Arthur Hyland Foundation

Orlando Silva

Owen Blain

Patricia J. Fleming (FBG) Fund at Toronto Foundation

Patrick O’Connell

Paul Butler and Chris Black Foundation

Peter Angelou Foundation

Peter Hwang

Peter Lang Fraser

Philippe Menard

Priya Malik

Resurgo Training Solutions

Robert Cancelli

Rochelle Moncarz

Ron Foerster

Sam Roston

Sean Figueroa

Shane Pearson

Sol Orwell

Staples Promotional Products

Sunil Chaubey


Susan Vardon and Kevin White

Taylor Irwin Famly Fund at Toronto Foundation


The Dandelion Fund at Toronto Foundation

Tom McCullough

TORA Foundation

Vivek Varma

Warren Spitz

Wood/Cathcart Memorial Fund at Toronto Foundation

Yaffe Feld Fund at Aqueduct Foundation

Seeds for Change monthly donors

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Adam Neal

Ai-Lin Hsiao

Alison Crouch

Alison Loat

Alleli Alcasid

Allison Bone

Allyson Collymore

Amanda Caswell

Amy Pawluk

Amy Rosenthal

Andrea Chiu

Andrew Frank

Andrew Zimbel

Andrzej Kardys

Angela Hersey

Angela Knapp

Art and Maryanne MacNeil

Avalon Jennings

Avril Robinson

Barbara Gordon

Benny Ma

Beth Aspen Parks

Betty Yung

Beverly Hadland

Bilal Ahmed

Bonnie Richardson

Brian Hall

Carissa Di Gangi

Carmen Culcer

Caterine Bertini

Catherine Young

Celia Harte

Chris Cawthray

Claudia Feldkamp

Colleen Brown

Daniel Bloom

Daniel Soper

David Daniels

David Swain

Don Dippo

Donna Wareham

Doug Ewart and Judith Keene

Edward Yana

Elizabeth Dias-Fimio

Elizabeth Holmes

Ellen Pardy

Elsie Redekopp

Emma Rogers

Emmanuel Provost

Eric Liphardt

Erica Baron

Erin Carroll

Gary Gerbrandt

Genaro Liriano

Gregg Stolinski

Heather Anderson

Hsuan-Chung Wu

Ian Foster

Ivy Tsang

James Brett Jubinville

Jamie Bowman

Janet Wilson

Janice Lee

Jennifer Hiemstra

Jennifer Lake

Jesse Vallins

Joe Amorim

Joe Lobko

John Saul

Jolene Cook

Judith Marshall

Julia Foster

Juniper Locilento

Katherine Diles-Kanellakis

Kent Hudson

Kevin Kalaycian

Kim Pittaway

Konstantin Starostin

Krista Pawley

Kyle Byron

Lawrence Hansen

Leah Boucher

Lesley Seaborn

Leslie Lane

Lisa Ceroni

Lolita Defreitas

Lorraine Flanigan

Losel and Kristi Tethong

Lynn Chiao

Malinga Maddumage

Mam Joof

Margaret Hancock

Marie-Lise Bermingham

Megan Ryland

Michael Curry

Michael Rudder

Michelle Cader

Michelle Coyne

Michelle Illiatovitch

Mira Goncalves

Monique Lugli

Murray Evason

Nadia and Darrick Heyd

Nafisa Bharmal-Chaurasia

Naked Natural Foods

Nick Saul and Andi Curtis

Nimesh Savla

Odette Keseler

Pamela Kosoy

Pascale Prévost

Pawanpreet Brar

Peggy Solomon

Qing Zhang

Rae Brown

Randy Ray

Richard Webb

Rita Selby

Roy Wilds

Rui Miranda

Ryan Barry

Sara Taccone

Sherrie James

Sian Ferguson

Simone Robinson

Siobhan Hitchmough

Stephanie Highfield

Subathra Purushothaman

Sue Riedl

Sylvia Hargittay

Tanner Watt

Teri Worthington and Kevin Coombs

Tomasz Mrozewski

Tracy MacKay

Vanessa Rochefort

Vasuki Kana

Vineet Udeshie

Vivek Shah

Wendy Kelly

Yumi Hotta

Our board

Financial report 2022–2023

Revenue and expenses


10 %

Emergency COVID-19 food grants

67 %


8 %


9 %

Individuals and families

6 %

Government—program support



Programs and grants





For our audited financial statements, please visit

Nelson CFC in Nelson, BC. (Photo by Bobbi Barbarich Photography, 2021.)