About Us

The Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security (the Centre) collaborates with non-profit and charitable organizations, the private sector, and governments with the goal of reducing food insecurity by 50% by 2030.

The Centre works to raise awareness of this pressing social issue, advocating for critical policy changes and investing in scalable programs that seek to directly support people and households facing food insecurity. The Centre was created in 2016 and is governed by a board of directors.

The Fundamentals

We believe food is fundamental to human health, dignity, and social and economic potential. It feeds opportunity.

We believe everyone should have equitable access to good food and we strive to advance inclusivity and equity through our work.

We seek to advance cross-sector collaboration and learning that we share with others.

We engage in advocacy, using our voice and amplifying the voices of partners to build awareness and shift systems to address barriers to food security.

We build partnerships with organizations that foster dignity, reduce stigma, and build social inclusion.

We value experimentation to learn what works and what doesn’t and strive to increase impact at scale.

We embrace clear and ambitious goals to drive us forward and apply evidence-based approaches to measure progress.