Originally created in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial, this project was created to mark the Centennial by tracing the development of Canadian food customs from the days of the early settlers to modern times. Building on the original project resource, in this updated project you will learn how our food habits are influenced by Canadians of many different backgrounds as well as gain respect for the traditional food practices of various cultural groups who have made this country their home. The project includes an assortment of recipes, some of which are familiar from the original resource while others are new.

Reference Manual

Participant Journal

Recipe Book


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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security