Food Council Member Application

The Food Council, which was created in 2018, is an advisory board to the City of Charlottetown that strives to improve the existing food system in Charlottetown as guided by the Food Charter.

The City is currently undertaking the creation of a Climate Action Plan that will focus on both emissions reduction and climate resiliency. As the food system is a key climate issue, from sector-related emissions to increased food insecurity, the members of the Food Council will be engaged on the intersection of food and climate change as relates to the Climate Action Plan. Depending on member interest and expertise this could range from research and the composure of policy recommendations to conducing public engagement and education. 

The City aims to compose a Food Council with a diverse membership that is truly representative of the food system, and the community it serves. As such, individuals from any area of the food system are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, the following sectors: production, food retail, food distribution, health and nutrition, institutional, emergency food providers, non-profit food related groups, food processing, culinary arts, academia, individuals having lived experience with food insecurity, and community members at large with a vested interest in food security/the food system.

In addition, the Food Council seeks equitable representation of underrepresented groups. Residents are encouraged to apply who identify as Indigenous, persons of colour, newcomers or refugees, 2SLGBTQIA+, youth (ages 16 – 30), seniors, and persons with disabilities.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and/or lived experience that inform and guide their perspective on the food system as well as a desire to contribute to the development of a sustainable food system in Charlottetown.

Eligible individuals must be age 18 or older and must live, work, or own property in Charlottetown.

To apply to be a member of the Food Council, please fill out the form below and submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] . Alternatively, paper copies of the form are available at City Hall (199 Queen Street).
Food Council Member Application

First name*

Last name*


Email address*

Confirm email*

Are you a resident or property owner in the City of Charlottetown? 

If you answered no the the question above, please list your place of employment within the City of Charlottetown: 

Please select the sector that best reflects your background (professional/volunteer) in terms of experience, knowledge, and skills within the existing food system. . 

If you selected "Other" in the question above - please provide additional explanation: 

Do you identify as any of the following underepresented groups? (check all that apply)
Indigenous person

Person of colour

Newcomer to Canada

Person with refugee status


Youth (18-30)


Person with a disability

Please provide a brief description (200 words max.) of the experience or expertise that makes you a suitable selection to sit as a member on the Charlottetown Food Council. 

The City of Charlottetown is currently creating a Climate Action Plan The scope of climate action is broad and includes everything from emissions reduction to addressing social inequities.Throughout the duration of this planning process, the Food Council will be tasked with working at the intersection of climate change and the food system. This work could include anything friom research and policy recommendations to public education and engagement. Please briefly describe your interest in the climate change and the food system and the types of projects you might be interested in working on.

Are you interested in acting as the Chair of the Food Council? 

If you are interested in acting as the Chair of the Food Council please briefly describe why you are well suited for this role.


I will submit a copy of my cover letter & resume to [email protected] to complete my application 

I certify that I have read and understand the Food Council: Terms of Reference

I certify that I am 18 or over and have read and understand the Public Appointment Policy


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