Joshua Smee - Food Ambassador

Joshua Smee

Food Ambassador

Joshua is a connector, advocate, and community-builder working to build stronger food systems in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Joshua is the CEO of Food First NL, a provincial non-profit organization that works with communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food.

Passionate about systems change and the power of collective action, Joshua has taken a lead role in many coalitions and campaigns. Joshua co-chairs the provincial Food Security Working group with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and sat as a member of the province's Health Accord Task Force, tasked with a fundamental redesign of Newfoundland and Labrador's health system.

Outside of work, Joshua is deeply engaged in work around civic engagement, local food, and the arts. As Chair of the St. John’s Farmer’s Market Cooperative, he helped lead the work to establish the city’s thriving, permanent community market.

Joshua lives in the heart of downtown St. John’s with his partner, violinist Lauren, and their young daughter Tamsin. He spends just about every spare moment he has outdoors and has hiked every inch of the East Coast Trail, most of it many times over.