About Us

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 support program and policy initiatives that have potential to achieve our collective vision of a healthy, just and sustainable food system for the Halifax Region.

Members of the HFPA Steering Committee

Aimee Gasparetto (co-chair) – Senior Food Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre

Madeleine Waddington (co-chair) –  Public Health Nutritionist, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Jamie Baxter– Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Jessica Bradley – Special Assistant to Mayor Mike Savage

Catherine Bryan – Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University

Julie Chaisson – Executive Director, Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market

Deborah Dickey– Community Food Centre Manager, Dartmouth North CFC

Maxine MacLean – Communications and Research Coordinator, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Satya Ramen- Senior Food Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre

Chiedza Sadomba – Knowledge Manager and Analyst, FEED Nova Scotia

Leticia Smillie – Cultural Planner, Halifax Regional Municipality

Amber Walker – Healthy Built Environment Coordinator, Nova Scotia Health Authority