The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) has been the fiscal and administrative sponsor for the Farm to School BC Network since its inception in 2007. PHABC is a voluntary, non-profit, non-government, member driven organization that provides leadership to promote health, well-being and social equity. They fulfill their mission through advocacy, collaboration, education and research. They do this work though the spectrum of public health practice, including prevention, promotion, protection and policy.
The PHABC Board of Directors is composed of public health leaders from various locales including Health Authorities, the Ministry of Health, post-secondary institutions, and the non-profit sector. The Association was founded in 1953 and has close to 500 members.
In addition to championing the Farm to School BC Network and movement, PHABC works on a number of other food security related projects with partners across the province including the BC Food Security Gateway and the Island Community Food Atlas.