Agriculture and Food Security Plan

Start: January 2016

End: April 2017

Last Updated: October 25, 2018

Category: People & Programs (See all projects in this category)


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Key Themes Study [PDF - 286 KB] has been prepared following a review of the feedback received from public engagement during Phase 2 of the planning process (see September notes below). The Task Force, Upland Consulting, and Saanich staff have identified possible action that would fall under each key theme proposed. These ideas will be presented to the public and stakeholders through December and January to review and involve people in identifying possible Municipal action towards the enhancement of agriculture and improvement of food security.

Please attend our January 2017 Public Open House and Discussion Sessions.  Exact date and location to be announced. 

We welcome your input!  Please send your comments on the attached key themes [PDF - 286 KB] to

Agriculture and Food Security Plan

A process has begun to develop an Agriculture and Food Security Plan for the District of Saanich.  This represents an exciting opportunity to build on some recent Saanich initiatives and develop a plan to ensure the long term sustainability of Saanich agriculture and food systems.

The Plan will be developed over a 12 month period with a final plan targeted for early 2017.  Numerous opportunities for members of public to provide input on key issues, opportunities and priorities will be available throughout the process.  Public engagement opportunities are ongoing and will include public open house, a public survey, meetings with stakeholders, and Saanich staff attendance at community events through the summer and fall.

Task Force

Nine community members have been selected to sit on an Agriculture and Food Security Task Force that will assist in the development of the Plan.  The Task Force members have a range of backgrounds and expertise and will serve as a vital resource throughout the project.

Task Force Terms of Reference [PDF - 91 KB]


Upland Agriculture Consulting Ltd. has been hired to manage the planning process and facilitate the task force in the development of the Agriculture & Food Security Plan for Saanich.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Jane Evans, Planner at or 250-475-5494 ext. 3401

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