North Shore



A community network advocating for sustainable food systems & food security on the North Shore

About Us

The North Shore Table Matters Network has been building relationships between local governments and community groups with interests in food security, urban agriculture, and local food systems since 2005.

We engage diverse sectors of the community and support the development of partnerships and projects that align with the North Shore Community Food Charter and address community needs. One of our main priorities is to increase the profile of food by infusing food into community dialogue, policy, and life on the North Shore

Table Matters works to advance the North Shore Community Food Charter through...

Knowledge &
information sharing

Networking, collaboration,
& partnership development

Advocacy & supporting

policy development

Our Goals

  1. Health Access & Equity: Nutritious, safe, and personally acceptable food is accessible to all people in a dignified manner.
  2. Environmental Responsibility: The environment is protected from adverse impacts of the food system while community self-reliance is promoted.
  3. Government Leadership & Collaboration: Regional, provincial, and national governments collaborate to improve community food security.
  4. Economic Vitality: Local food enterprises strengthen the local economy and enhance every step of the food system.
  5. Food Culture & Education: Our community becomes proficient in food literacy and celebrates all food cultures.

Our Structure

We are grateful to Vancouver Coastal Health for providing core funding to support our work through the Community Food Action Initiative and to North Shore Neighborhood House for providing us with a home. Our funding is primarily used to hire a part-time coordinator to support the Network.


Table Matters works with an Advisory Board that meets 3-4 times a year and currently includes representation from:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • City of North Vancouver
  • District of North Vancouver
  • District of West Vancouver
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House

All North Shore Community Food Charter signatories are de facto Advisory members and are welcome to participate in our meetings. 

Our network includes...


Local Governments
& First Nations 




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Community Organizations

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We support the North Shore Community Food Charter

The North Shore Community Food Charter outlines a vision and principles for an integrated food system.

The North Shore Community Food Charter is endorsed by...