Reporting back on Our Halifax, Our Food: From Charter to Strategy

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


A Food Charter for Halifax

Last chance to fill out our survey on the Draft Food Charter for Halifax!  Survey closes on Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017!

Read this blog post by Nancy Anningson to find out more!

Adventures in Local Food

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…

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