Organic Council of Ontario
Carolyn Young is a former staff lead for Sustain Ontario, the alliance for healthy food and farming. Together with the alliance, she advocated for and informed The Local Food Act as well as numerous other regulatory changes including restrictions to neonicotinoids.
Carolyn came to Sustain with over 6 years of experience working on food, farming and environmental policy issues. She has worked on farms and farming issues in four provinces in addition to visiting farms across Canada and abroad as an Independent Organic Inspector.
Carolyn also coordinated urban agriculture projects in Toronto at Greenest City and The Stop Community Food Centre; conducted food policy research in Toronto and Hamilton; and supported policy change through several networks and advocacy groups including the Toronto Farmers’ Market Network and the Toronto Community Garden Network. She studied Environmental Science and Rural Extension in Guelph and has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University where she studied with Dr. Rod McRae.
Carolyn is currently working as a lead consultant for the Organic Council of Ontario conducting an analysis on the Ontario organic sector’s barriers to growth.