Food Sustainability Non-Profit Sells Assets to For-Profit Social Enterprise Provision Coalition Inc. Established by Cher Mereweather

September 3, 2019
Provision Coalition’s Board of Directors and Coalition Members have sold the assets of Provision Coalition to Provision Coalition Inc., a for-profit social enterprise established by Provision’s former Executive Director, Cher Mereweather. 
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Food Industry Leaders Commit to Tackle Food Waste in Canada: Canadian Retailers and Product Manufacturers Announce 50% Reduction Target
January 17, 2019
Canada's National Zero Waste Council and Provision Coalition applaud the formal commitment made today by eight leading Canadian companies- Kraft Heinz Canada, Loblaw Companies Ltd, Maple Lead Foods, Metro Inc, Save-On-Foods, Sobeys Inc, Unilever Canada and Walmart Canada- to take measurable action to prevent and reduce food waste in their own operations by 50% by 2025.
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Accelerating Sustainability in the Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry
January 7, 2019
With cost-share funding support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), Provision Coalition is launching a new project to work with small- and medium-sized food and beverage manufacturers in Ontario to increase their revenue, reduce their costs and elevate their food brands – purposefully.
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New Program for Food and Beverage Processing Businesses
May 28, 2018
Provision Coalition and Food and Beverage Ontario have partnered to support sustainable food production in Ontario with a new program to reduce their environmental footprint, strengthen employment culture and improve profitability
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Reducing and preventing food loss + waste in Canadian food and beverage businesses
March 7, 2018
A new program is exploring Canadian perceptions of food loss + waste and delivering measurable food waste reductions.
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Provision Coalition, Campbell Company of Canada & Enviro-Stewards Awarded Project of the Year by Clean50
October 2, 2017
The Food Loss + Waste Pilot Project identified 938 tonnes per year in food savings
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Food and beverage businesses in Ontario commit to sustainable manufacturing
June 28, 2017
Provision Coalition collaborates with Loblaw Companies Limited to pilot new sustainability program for food and beverage manufacturers.
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Latest insights and information on food and beverage sustainability released
June 13, 2017
Provision Coalition launches a suite of new resources to share latest insights on sustainability with food and beverage manufacturers.
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Canada addressing food waste, an issue of rising global concern
April 11, 2017
Food and beverage businesses find solutions to Canada's $31 billion in food loss and waste annually
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Provision Coalition launches new toolkit for in-plant food waste reduction
October 31, 2016
Provision Coalition, with its food and beverage manufacturing association members across the country, released a new online Canadian-made toolkit to evaluate and reduce food loss and waste at the processing level.
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Provision Coalition Recognized: Canada’s Clean50 Top 15 Projects for 2017
September 20, 2016
Provision Coalition is proud to announce that its award-winning online sustainability portal is recognized as one of Canada’s Clean50 Top 15 Projects for 2017.
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Made in Canada Solution Tackling $31 Billion Food Waste Challenge
June 14, 2016
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that one third of the food produced is wasted along the value chain, and in Canada, the situation is similar. Provision Coalition’s milestone report, Addressing Food Waste in Canada indicates that 30-40 per cent of food produced in this country is lost across the farm, manufacturer, retailer and consumer continuum.
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Consultations underway for farm and food sustainability plan
May 4, 2016
As a supporting organization of the Farm, Food & Beyond: Our Commitment to Sustainability initiative, Provision Coalition would like to share the following press release. The collaborative group is working with the food and beverage value chain (farm to retail) through a consultation process to clarify and streamline sustainability initiatives.
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Canadian food and beverage manufacturers investing locally, supporting healthy and sustainable food systems globally
January 27, 2016
Provision Coalition, Canada's food and beverage manufacturer sustainability organization, has released a series of resources making sustainability solutions simple and accessible for food and beverage manufacturers across Canada.
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The Farm, Food & Beyond: Our Commitment to Sustainability initiative Announced
September 15, 2015
The Farm, Food & Beyond: Our Commitment to Sustainability initiative was launched by farm and food industry leaders today in a special presentation on the opening day at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock.
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Provision Coalition’s Online Sustainability Portal Earns Top Project of the Year Award From Environmental Leader
April 1, 2015
Provision Coalition’s Online Sustainability Portal is the proud recipient of a Top Project of the Year Award in the 2015 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.
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Provision Commissioned Report Recommends Industry Collaboration To Tackle Food Waste Challenge in Canada
July 9, 2014
The formation of a collaborative industry working group to develop strategies for reducing food waste would help to bring down the $27 billion in food wasted annually in Canada, recommends a recent study.Developing an Industry Led Approach to Addressing Food Waste in Canada, a study commissioned by Provision Coalition, looks to combat the 30-40 percent of food lost along the Canadian food value chain with much of it finding its way to landfill or composting. 
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Provision Coalition Announced As Finalist For 2014 GLOBE Awards
March 7, 2014
Provision Coalition has been named a finalist for The Association Award for Sustainable Leadership in this year’s GLOBE Awards
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Call for Proposals: Mapping the Food Waste Issue
August 1, 2013
The Network for Business Sustainability seeks a Canadian researcher to lead a project on "Mapping the Food Waste Issue." The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that one third of the food we produce is wasted along the value chain. Food waste increases business costs, stresses natural resources like water and arable land, and contributes to climate change. This project aims to identify the key elements of the food waste issue in Ontario and nationally: stakeholders, sub-issues and root causes. This research will be used to support the efforts of Provision Coalition in forming a food waste-working group that will seek to reduce food waste across the food supply chain over the next 3 to 5 years.
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Funding Assistance for Sustainability Available to Food and Beverage Manufacturers
June 26, 2013
Fantastic news for the food and beverage manufacturing industry; to help with vital sustainability projects, Ontario manufacturers can now apply for funding through the Growing Forward 2 Capacity Building Funding Assistance for Processors program.
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Provision Coalition Introduces First Elected Board and Welcomes Meena Hassanali at Inaugural AGM
June 13, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013 was a day of firsts for Provision Coalition. The organization held its first Annual General Meeting since becoming a not-for-profit corporation, and its members voted in their first elected Board of Directors. The day also included a discussion of plans, strategies and goals for the newly incorporated organization as well as a formal welcome for Meena Hassanali, the Coalition’s new Program Manager.
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Ontario Food Industry Environmental Coalition Changes Name to Provision Coalition
May 1, 2013
The Ontario Food Industry Environmental Coalition announced today that it has changed its name to Provision Coalition. The adoption of a new name is part of a strategic evolution, which also includes the decision to incorporate as a not-for-profit, the development of a new brand, and the launch of its Online Sustainability Portal.
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Cher Mereweather Wins Canada's New Exciting Thinkers Award
November 19, 2012
At tonight's Canadian Grocer Golden Pencil Awards Cher Mereweather was announced as the 2012 winner of the Generation Next Award. The Generation Next Award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exemplary innovation, leadership and commitment to the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries.
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