Networks and Coalitions

Food Secure Canada

Food Secure Canada is a national voice for the food security movement in Canada. It is a nonprofit organization with individual and organization members across Canada. The organization is based in three interlocking commitments to Zero Hunger; Healthy and Safe Food; and A Sustainable Food System. The National Farmers Union is a member.

La Via Campesina

La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.

La Via Campesina comprises about 150 local and national organizations in 70 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Altogether, it represents about 200 million farmers. It is an autonomous, pluralist and multicultural movement, independent from any political, economic or other type of affiliation. The National Farmers Union is a founding member.

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)

CBAN promotes food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action, researching, and providing information to government for policy development. The NFU is a member of CBAN.

Canadian Environmental Network

The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) facilitates networking among environmental organisations and others who share its mandate to protect the Earth and promote ecologically sound ways of life. The RCEN works directly with concerned citizens and organisations striving to protect, preserve, and restore the environment. The National Farmers Union is a member.

Climate Action Network

Climate Action Network Canada is composed of over 85 member organizations from across the country. It is the only organization in the country with a mandate to promote the climate movement as a whole, rather than the interests and programs of any one organization. Its diverse members each have their own styles and approaches, but they share a desire to work with other likeminded organizations. They want to learn from and influence other groups in the climate movement, combine resources, develop common messages, and avoid re-inventing the wheel or tripping over one another. With a view to maximize their collective impact, these organizations want and need a way of coordinating their activities. They believe that they are stronger when they stand together.