Organizations with sustainable missions

Post-Secondary Education

Academy Canada
Academy Canada is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest independent career college and the province’s only nationally accredited CCAP (Career College Accreditation Program) school.
Location: Corner Brook, St. John’s, NL (multiple campuses)
Programs available: Baker, Cook

Assiniboine Community College
Indulge your creativity and rise to the challenge in this demanding trade program. Take on the full menu of food preparation, including nutrition, presentation and international cuisine. This two-year program brings you into the kitchen with everything you need to start your culinary career. In and out of the classroom, you will work closely with instructors through industry-based competitions, community projects and events.
Location: Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, Brandon, MB
Programs available: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Culinary Arts, Food Processing (Animal Proteins), Bartending and an Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Food Systems

Canadore College
Canadore supports every student to be innovative while feeling safe to do so, to be brave in their interactions and conversations with each other, and to meet the changing landscape head on. Canadore’s focus is on student success, program and service excellence, connection to community, sustainability and innovation.
Location: North Bay, Parry Sound, Toronto Area, ON (multiple campuses)
Programs available: Cook Apprenticeship, Culinary Management, Culinary Skills – Chef Training

College of the North Atlantic
CNA is Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) public college is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back more than 55 years.
Location: Various, NL
Programs available: Cook

Culinary Arts School of Ontario
The Culinary Arts School of Ontario offers 4 diploma programs, that are designed to teach you practical skills and inspire your creativity. All programs are taught by industry professionals, with experience both in and out of the classroom, focusing heavily on hands-on experience in the kitchen, to give you the best education possible.
Location: Mississauga, ON
Programs available: Culinary Arts Diploma, Sous Chef Diploma, Professional Chef Diploma, Culinary Management

Durham College: School of Hospitality and Horticultural Science (HHS)
Focused on field-to-fork and sustainable business practices, the spectacular W. Galen Weston Centre for Food is home to Durham College’s programs in culinary, food and farming, horticulture, hospitality, and special events management, along with a retail store and Bistro ’67, a fine dining restaurant.
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Programs available: Culinary Management, Culinary Skills, Horticulture: Food and Farming, Horticulture Technician, Hospitality Skills, Special Event Management, Tourism – Destination Marketing

Fanshawe College: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Fanshawe programs prepare you for an exciting career at a variety of resorts, restaurants, hotels, golf courses and other recreational clubs, government agencies, airlines and destination management companies.
Location: London, Ontario
Programs available: Various

George Brown College
George Brown College offers a blend of theoretical and experiential education, allowing students to gain the skills and knowledge to achieve a successful career in today’s culinary and food industry. They offer extensive externship and recruitment opportunities as well a Dean’s recognition program to help students grow their skills in real world settings.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Programs available: Various

Holland College: The Culinary Institute of Canada
The Culinary Institute of Canada provides first-class industry-based training in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and International Hospitality Management. Programs are developed in consultation with industry experts and students are taught to meet international standards. Students get hands-on experience in the kitchens of the dining room, an exclusive operational restaurant that seats 80 people, and in The Marché, which offers services and banquet facilities for up to 400 people.
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Programs available: Culinary Arts, International Hospitality Management, Pastry Arts
Contact: Austin Clement, Program Manager

Humber College
Humber emphasizes hands-on, career-focused learning. Combining theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber College is the largest polytechnic in Canada.
Location: Orangeville and Toronto (multiple campuses), ON
Programs available: Various

ITHQ offers programs for aspiring restauranteurs, hoteliers, sommeliers and chefs. Most of ITHQ’s programs are taught in French.
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Programs available include: Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, Cuisine and Pastry Making, Service, Sommelier Training, Cucina Italiana, Cuisine and Gastronomy, Professional Pastry Making, Advanced Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Food and Cooking

LaSalle College Vancouver
Located at the bottom of the west coastal mountains, LaSalle College Vancouver has welcomed students from around the world. LaSalle College Vancouver is an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse creative fields.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Programs available: Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership, Hospitality and Restaurant Business Management

Le Cordon Bleu
Building on over a century of tradition and excellence, the Le Cordon Bleu network is committed to innovation and best practice in Gastronomy, Hospitality and Management and honours its commitments through an expanding international network of teaching, learning and research conducted in conjunction with the development of products and services.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Programs available: Diplôme de Pâtisserie (Pastry), Diplôme de Cuisine (Culinary), Grand Diplôme (combined), Boulangerie

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology: Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies (NAIT)
NAIT’s Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies has been providing skilled graduates to the hospitality industry for more than 40 years. Students benefit from industry-experienced faculty, comprehensive, up-to-date curriculum, and the state-of-the-art Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts. Additional features include the Hokanson Chef in Residence program and the Centre for Culinary Innovation, NAIT’s newest research facility designed to focus on the polytechnic’s long-standing expertise in culinary arts.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Programs available: Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising

Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver (NCAV)
Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver offers both professionals and enthusiasts the opportunity to develop their passion for cooking through long-term and short-term learning opportunities. NCAV offers a low student-teacher ration that ensures personal engagement and offers an environment where students’ ideas, strengths, creativity and passion are celebrated.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Programs available: Culinary, Pastry and 1-year Culinary/Pastry Combined Program (Co-op)

Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia Community College provides with inclusive and flexible access to education and specialized, industry-driven training.
Location: Various, NS
Programs available: Culinary Management, Culinary Skills, Ship’s Cook

Okanagan College
Okanagan College serves up courses and programs in the Culinary Arts that allow students to carve out a niche for themselves in a variety of specialties. With a focus on farm to table programming, students become skilled at taking local offerings and transforming them into delectable sought-after regional cuisine.
Location: Southern Interior, BC (multiple campuses)
Programs available: Culinary Arts & Pastry Arts

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Embrace an appetite for inspiration in the kitchen or cater to people’s love for travel through a career that explores the culinary world or the world at large as a chef, pastry chef, hospitality manager or as an expert in travel and tourism.
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Programs available: Various

Thompson Rivers University: Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
Thompson Rivers University aims to prepare students for a range of careers such as outdoor adventure guiding, leadership and business management (Adventure Studies), crafting cuisine for modern bistros and fine dining restaurants (Culinary Arts), and enabling, creating, managing and evaluating memorable experiences (Tourism Management).
Location: Kamloops, BC
Programs available: Culinary Arts Certificate, Professional Cook, Meat Cutter

Vancouver Island University
VIU’s trades programs prepare students for entry-level and apprenticeship positions in a variety of skilled occupations. The Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology is committed to providing practical education and training to meet students’ future career and educational goals, while satisfying the employment needs of industry in the community. The programs are delivered in a workplace environment by highly-skilled instructors/trades people, and graduates are very successful in securing employment.
Location: Nanaimo, BC (multiple campuses)
Programs available: Culinary Management, Culinary Arts

Vancouver Community College
Located in the heart of the city, Vancouver Community College (VCC) offers academic, cultural, and social environments that inspire relevant real-world training. Their campus facilities allow students to hone their skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.
Programs available: Baking and Pastry Arts, Asian Culinary Arts, Cook Apprentice, Professional Cook, Hospitality Management
Location: Vancouver, BC

Professional Development

GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest.


FoodShare Toronto
FoodShare’s mission is to increase access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables and fruit through community led projects. All of FoodShare’s work is guided by strong beliefs that reflect our commitment to food security and food justice. As a leader in food security locally and globally, we collaborate with others who share our beliefs to realize our vision of good healthy food for all.
Contact: Victoria Foote, Director of Development and Communications

Leftovers Rescue Food
Leftovers Rescue Food works with local restaurants, bakeries, grocers, and distributors in Calgary and Edmonton to ensure edible food is kept out of the landfill by redirecting it to service agencies and into the hands of those who need it most.
Contact: Lourdes Jean, Executive Director


Animal Welfare Approved by AGW
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW (AWA) is an independent, nonprofit farm certification program that guarantees animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives on an independent farm using truly sustainable, high-welfare farming practices. It is the only label in the U.S. to require audited, high-welfare production, transport and slaughter practices.

Certified Grassfed by AGW
Certified Grassfed by AGW is an optional, additional accreditation to Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW. Certified Grassfed guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100 percent grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent farm.

Certified Non-GMO by AGW
The Certified Non-GMO by AGW label guarantees food products are produced without genetically engineered/modified feed, supplements or ingredients, and that meat, dairy and eggs come from animals raised according to the highest animal welfare standards in the industry.

Fairtrade Canada
Fairtrade Canada is a national non-profit certification and public education organization promoting fair trade products certified by Fairtrade International (FLO) to improve the livelihood of developing world farmers and workers.

Food Alliance
Food Alliance works at the juncture of science, business and values to define and promote sustainability in agriculture and the food industry, and to ensure safe and fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals, and careful stewardship of ecosystems.
Contact: Matthew Buck, Director

LEAF certification provides independent third-party audits that review the overall environmental footprint of each business and make it easy for patrons to find green dining options.

Ocean Wise Seafood Program
Ocean Wise seafood is a conservation program that works with restaurants, retailers, seafood suppliers, distributors and culinary schools, making it easy for consumers to choose sustainable seafood for the long term health of our oceans.

Salmon Welfare Certified by AGW
Salmon Welfare Certified by AGW guarantees salmon products are from sustainably managed aquaculture farms that do not allow the use of GMO fish species, routine antibiotics or growth hormones.