Poverty in Nova Scotia — not in our name! Vince Calderhead on the budget and the election

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Last month’s Nova Scotia election budget found money to provide tax cuts for the middle class and businesses but not a single additional penny to the poorest of the poor; people who depend on social assistance to


Report Launch: Sharing back what we heard

FoodARC and partners hosted the release of a new report on 2015 Participatory Food Costing, the 7th in a series of reports, on Thursday morning, March 2nd, 2017 at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. We wanted to share what


Can Nova Scotians Eat Healthy? Launch of the 2015 Report on Participatory Food Costing

The FoodARC team would like to say thank you to all those who came out this morning to the launch of the 2015 Report on Participatory Food Costing. Special thanks to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, Catherine Martin, Deirdre


Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in our Institutions: Harvest Report 2017

Mount Saint Vincent University recently hosted a workshop connecting over 70 participants from various sectors across Nova Scotia, allowing them to share and learn from each others stories about the strategies and challenges they’ve faced in the journey of procuring


Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in Our Institutions – An interactive workshop

Join us for this interactive workshop in which participants will share stories, strategies, challenges and practical advice on shifting institutional food practices, procurement and public dollars to focus on fresh, healthy, local and sustainable food. Date: Jan 11, 2017 10am


Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North

“Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North,” provides an analysis of food costing data in Northern Ontario, highlighting that one of the major factors contributing to food insecurity in northern First Nations populations is elevated cost


Recent Publication

FoodARC and partners recently published an article called “Structural Constraints and Enablers to Community Food Security in Nova Scotia, Canada”, which emerged out of the Activating Change Together for Community Food Security project.  If you are interested in reading the


Staff Changes at FoodARC

We wanted to take a moment to thank Megan Ramsay and Aliya Jamal for all of their hard work at FoodARC over the last couple of years. Megan started with FoodARC as a dietetic intern in the summer of 2014,


FoodARC is hiring Research Assistants!

FoodARC is looking for two part-time Research Assistants, one to support qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data analysis and one to support community level engagement and knowledge sharing. If you think you’ve got the qualifications for both jobs, we’re open

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Food security in Nova Scotia – CBC

Did you know that Nova Scotians experience some of the highest rates of food insecurity in Canada? Currently, 18.5% of Nova Scotians, and a total of 4 million Canadians nationwide are struggling on a daily basis to provide food for


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