About the toolbox

This toolbox provides public health professionals and other interested parties with the tools used in the EffICAS study. These can help draw up a diagnostic portrait of food access and evaluate the process of establishing food co-ops, as well as their effects, in order to facilitate evaluation in this field.

The toolbox was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, as part of the Promoting Health Equity: Intersectoral Action on the Social Determinants of Health program.

Learn more about the EffICAS study


If you have any questions, please contact the team by email at[email protected] or leave a message toll free at 1-866-457-4624.


Gabrielle Durette, P.Dt., M.Sc., Scientific Advisor and Coordinator of the EffICAS Research Project
Marianne Dubé, Professional Research Assistant

Under the coordination of

Caroline Delisle, M.A. CCCPE, CHRP, Unit Head
Direction du développement des individus et des communautés


Sabrina Rey, Consultant – local food systems
Chantal de Montigny, Consultant – local food systems, Vivre en ville
Mylène Gill, Network Development Advisor, ICI COOP Fédération des coopératives d’alimentation du Québec
Éric Robitaille, Ph.D., Expert Scientific Advisor and Principal Investigator of the EffICAS
Marie-Claude Paquette, Ph.D., P.Dt. M.Sc., Expert Scientific Advisor and Co-Researcher for the EffICAS
Olivier Arbour, Research Technician
Patrick Morency, M.D., Ph.D., Direction du développement des individus et des communautés, INSPQ
Caroline Tessier, Scientific Advisor, Direction de la valorisation scientifique et qualité, INSPQ

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