On Monday, October 30, 2017, the Halifax Food Policy Alliance (HFPA) hosted two public engagement events. These events, entitled ‘Our Halifax, Our Food: From Charter to Strategy’, were an opportunity to discuss a draft Food Charter for Halifax and its potential impact. It was also a chance to gather input from participants about the actions they’d like to see to improve food security in their communities.
The afternoon panel session was hosted by moderator Catherine Mah from the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. The speakers were:
- Jessie Jollymore, Executive Director of Hope Blooms;
- Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senator and community activist;
- Marjorie Willison, Community food leader and aging well activist; and
- Dr. Wayne Roberts, Food Policy Analyst and Writer.
After a lively panel discussion, event participants moved to small group discussion about actions under the five principles of the Charter (Community Economic Development, Social Justice, Ecological Health, Individual…