The Halifax Food Policy Alliance (HFPA) is a partnership of individuals and organizations that represent different sectors related to the food system. Together, we are working to achieve our vision: Halifax: where no one is hungry and everyone has nutritious food that they enjoy, for generations to come, sustained by local producers.
For more information on our approach and impact click here.
On Oct. 17th, members of the Halifax Food Policy Alliance hosted an event called “Acting Together for Food Policy” in partnership with the Halifax and Chebucto West Community Health Boards. The focus of the day was to:
- Increase understanding of policy and how to influence policy
- Co-identify policy priorities / solutions that would inform a Food Action Plan for HRM
- Identify possible opportunities to act together
Graham Steele also provided helpful tips for communicating with politicians based on his book “What I Learned about Politics: Inside the Rise–and Collapse–of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government”.
There was real excitement in the room for mobilizing around the 2020 municipal elections (can never start too early!), and one action item that came out of this day will be to co-develop an election primer on food issues in HRM. Stay tuned for more information!
Graphic Harvesting by Susan MacLeod
The Halifax Food Policy Alliance is pleased to finally share a summary of our Food Charter Engagement events. The report includes a summary of what we heard and next steps. Stay tuned for updates on the Food Charter and Strategy in the coming months. Thank you for your participation!
HFPA Food Charter Engagement Summary_Final_26June2018
Host a Conversation on the Draft HRM Food Charter with your community or organization!
HFPA Food Charter Discussion Guide_FINAL_March2018