The Halifax Food Policy Alliance is working to build a Healthy, Just and Sustainable food system for the Halifax Region. 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.
2019: Halifax Regional Council endorsed the HRM Food Charter in principle and committed to supporting the development of a Food Action Plan with the HFPA! A Food Action Plan uses a food lens to coordinate policy & action and supports diverse participation particularly among underrepresented voices.
2018-2019: Partnered with Central Zone Community Health Boards to host two Acting Together for Food Policy Workshops and build capacity to understand and influence food policy.
2017: Developed the HRM Food Charter, a vision for food built by the community. In 2017 we partnered with Halifax Public Libraries to host Public Engagement events around the draft food charter.
2016: Supported on-the-ground action as HFPA members partnered with HRM to co-lead the launch of the Mobile Food Market.
2015: Produced and published Food Counts, the first report of its kind for HRM, which provides a comprehensive picture of the local food system.
2013: Community members and organizations, supported by staff from the Ecology Action Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Public Health identify the need for a Food Strategy for HRM. This led to the development of a Food Strategy Working Group which later became the Halifax Food Policy Alliance.