Voices for Food Security in Nova Scotia logoVoices for Food Security in Nova Scotia

2005 – 2017

Accomplishments

Graphic - influencing governmentThe project partners have been able to influence policy change at many levels. For example food security is named as one of four priority action area in our provincial healthy eating strategy, and our work influenced the development the Nova Scotia government’s Thrive! strategy.

The project partners have been able to influence policy change at many levels. For example food security is named as one of four priority action area in our provincial healthy eating strategy, and our work influenced the development the Nova Scotia government’s Thrive! strategy.

We have built a strong network of partners spanning communities, universities and all levels of government who are committed to addressing the issue of food insecurity in Nova Scotia and who have contributed to work happening across the country.

We have been able to provide students with a rich training environment for community-based participatory research.

Our work has been published in national and international journals, and has been presented at local, regional, national and international forums, including in front of Olivier de Shutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food during his official visit to Canada in May 2012.

“I think that the food costing project has allowed the opportunity for moms, but also for us [as a family resource centre] to have another way to advocate for changes to policies around food and bring a lot of awareness about the circumstances — that people are actually trying to survive on a really small amount of money.”

– Family Resource Centre Partner

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