Community Food Advisor
The Community Food Advisor (CFA) program was developed to establish a network of volunteers with practical food and nutrition skills, to help meet community needs. Using the knowledge gained through cultural, religious, family and occupational experiences, and an extensive training program, Community Food Advisors (CFAs) share their knowledge and interest with other people seeking more information on food.
The goal of the Community Food Advisor Program was to improve and promote safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices in Ontario by increasing individual and group access to reliable information and education.
Program History and Current Status
The program was developed in 1991 by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and co-funded by Ontario Ministry of Health. From 2001, the CFA program was coordinated by the NRC. In 2013, the CFA program was transfered to the Ontario Public Health Association, which provides provincial coordination and administration. The program was funded until October 2014 by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affiairs
The CFA Program is presently being supported by the OPHA as a result of funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF). To learn more about the program, please visit the CFA website
. To read the original transition letter, please click here