We strive to create a sustainable food system that provides affordable and healthy food to the campus community.


Increase the accessibility of local, organic, fair trade, and vegetarian food options on campus.


In 2013, the University of Ottawa became Canada’s 7th FairTrade campus. 27% of the food served in the main cafeteria is grown or manufactured within Ontario.

Sustainable Food Programs


FairTrade Campus
As Canada’s 7th FairTrade Campus we are committed to increasing access to Fair Trade products in all over campus.

Local Food
The University also imposes requirements for the amount of local food sold on campus.

Bottled Water Free Campus
In 2010, the University of Ottawa became the first bottled water free campus in Ontario.

Sustainable food tips


Supporting local farmers is just the beginning. Learn about how to reduce your environmental impact though responsible food choices.

Look for the Logos
Local, organic, vegetarian, vegan and fair trade foods are available all over the campus. Learn what their logos are and keep an eye out for them.

Good Food Boxes
Fresh wholesale food boxes are available through the SFUO Food Bank. The food bank also offers free cooking classes for students on Good Food Box delivery days.

Check out the Farmers markets
The SFUO organizes several farmers markets during the year. Support a local farmers, artisans and vendors while filling up your tummy.

People’s Republic of Delicious 
The PRD is a student initiative which offers free vegan meals from food donations during lunch hours on Wednesdays in the University Centre Terminus.

For more tips, visit our Sustainable Practices.

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