MONTREAL, June 22, 2022. The Collectif Récolte, as part of its work with the Local and Integrated Food System in Montreal (SALIM), is proud to launch the case study process of institutional supply models in proximity circuit, with the collaboration of the MITACS program.

Within the framework of this project, the team's mission is to characterize the demand of actors who have set up local food supply circuits in the institutional environment, in order to identify the accessibility factors, the conditions of success for their development and their sustainability. 

The purpose of these initiatives is to facilitate the marketing of agricultural products from farms on the island of Montreal and in Quebec. The targeted "case studies" are institutions that have been buying directly from producers for three years or more in Montreal, namely the Mother and child university hospital centre (CHU) Sainte-Justine, the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), the CPE Le Jardin des Frimousses and the CPE Le Sablier.
"The National Strategy for the Purchase of Quebec Food (Stratégie nationale d’achat d’aliments québécois) and the emergence of the Commun'Assiette community of practice are encouraging more and more institutions to source locally. But these institutions need models and my job is to identify the obstacles, the accessibility factors and the conditions for success to make their lives easier" says Emilie Boivin-Deroy, project manager for short and local food circuits.

The case studies will be launched in September as part of the "Les institutions mangent local" week from September 19-23, 2022. In the meantime, you can follow the progress of the interviews and data collection on our social networks : FacebookInstagramLinkedIn.

Project stakeholders
With the collaboration of :

Marie-Neige Besner

Communications manager


(514) 360-1086


Emilie Boivin-Deroy

Project manager for short and local food circuits and proximity circuits


(514) 360-1086

Interviews with representatives of the various institutions can be arranged upon request.