The Government of Ontario is looking for feedback to cut red tape and overhaul food processing regulations to make it easier to do business in Ontario. This Red Tape Challenge is an open, transparent, and online consultation that anyone can participate in. Deadine for the submission of your feedback is September 30th.
Rhizome believes that hosting discussions about the Challenge will improve the quality of the feedback.
At the end of each discussion, there will be time for you to submit your ideas to the Red Tape Challenge. Also, Rhizome will collect the feedback from all of the discussion and submit policy recommendations to the province based on what we hear from you.
Why are we doing this? Because we're concerned about the future of food in Ontario and decided to make the most of this window of opportunity to provide policy advice to the government.
Date & Time: Monday, September 26th from 1:00-3:30
Location: Garage at CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street).
Area(s) of Focus: All are welcome - there will be an emphasis on inviting those with an interest in animal-based protein processing and grain / legume processing.
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27th from 2:00-4:30
Location: Boardroom at the Agricultural Adaptation Council (381 Elmira Road North)
Area(s) of Focus: Focus is on animal-based protein (dairy, pork, poultry, beef, feeds)
Co-Host: Ontario AgriFood Technology
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 28th from 2:00-4:30
Location: Boardoom at Ontario AgriFood Venture Centre (116 Industrial Park Road)
Area(s) of Focus: Focus is on fruit & vegetable.
Co-Host: Ontario AgriFood Venture Centre
Itinerary for Each Discussion
We're facilitating this so that YOU can have a productive and constructive discussion about government regulations with your peers.
Welcome & Introductions
Red Tape Challenge Overview
Strategic Foresight - identifying threats and opportunities
Discussion on Provincial Regulations
Keep, Eliminate, or Change - your opinion on current 23 regulations
Wrap-Up & Opportunity to Submit your Feedback