Developing Just and Sustainable Food Systems Through Food Social Enterprise: A Case Study of Guelph-Wellington’s Circular Food Economy and Food Social Enterprises

dc.contributor.advisorLauzon, Allan
dc.contributor.authorPannu, Arvinder
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-20T19:25:22Z
dc.date.available2022-09-20T19:25:22Z
dc.date.copyright2022-09-02
dc.date.created2022-08-25
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeCapacity Development and Extensionen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis sets out to explore how are food social enterprises in the Guelph-Wellington region are creating a circular food economy and alleviating food insecurity in the region. This research offers insights for Regional Development Agencies, Canadian Legislature, Mayors, Councils and Committees, Public Health agencies, non-profits, private businesses, entrepreneurs into the role that food social enterprise can play within their communities. The research design incorporated semi-structured interviews with pertinent food social enterprises found through a multistep sample strategy. Food social enterprises in Guelph-Wellington have displayed how they can be a place to make investments for job growth and innovation; how they can bring key stakeholders together to build collaborations and explore solutions to on-ground issues; how they can align and advocate for change with regional resilience and prosperity goals; and lastly, how they can become pathfinders to support their communities and achieve their social and environmental goals with interdisciplinary teams.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27270
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectSocial Enterpriseen_US
dc.subjectCircular Economyen_US
dc.subjectFooden_US
dc.subjectFood Securityen_US
dc.subjectCase Studyen_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.titleDeveloping Just and Sustainable Food Systems Through Food Social Enterprise: A Case Study of Guelph-Wellington’s Circular Food Economy and Food Social Enterprisesen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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