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 – 3pm Location: Mount Saint Vincent University Seton Lounge Room 404/405   Visit our events page for registration and event …

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

“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 of food. The project was guided by methodologies from participatory action and collaborative research that are a part of the …

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FoodARC and partners recently published an article called “Structural Constraints and Enablers to Community Food Security in Nova Scotia, Canada”, which emerged out of Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS). The purpose of the research was to better under-stand the sociopolitical context that affects the realization of community food security (CFS) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our …

Recent Publication: Structural Constraints and Enablers to Community Food Security in Nova Scotia, Canada Read more »

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, and then continued as a research assistant and research associate with the Voices project until the middle of May 2016. …

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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 to combining the two-part time positions into one full-time position. Check out the two postings here. Deadline to apply is …

FoodARC is hiring Research Assistants! Read more »

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 themselves. Earlier this week, FoodARC’s Director, and Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Policy Change, Dr. Patty Williams, was …

Food security in Nova Scotia – CBC Read more »

The National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has invited Dr. Ryan Meili to present a series of public lectures in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Dr. Meili is the executive director of Upstream, a Saskatoon-based non-profit that works to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society. He …

Dr. Ryan Meili, founder of Upstream, coming to Antigonish‏! Read more »

February 9th, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia (FMNS), a not-for-profit organization that works with many of the farmers’ markets within the province, is organizing an online panel to discuss rising food costs and the role of local food. The panel will be held on February 10, 2016 at 8 PM AST and will include farmers and …

Online Food Panel to Discuss Rising Cost of Food and the Role Local Food Plays – February 10th Read more »

A great lecture from Palagummi Sainath about local and global perspectives of food justice. P. Sainath, author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought, was the 2015 Coady Chair in Social Justice at Coady International Institute. This public lecture was recorded by Coady International Institute on November 18, 2015 in Schwartz Auditorium, St. Francis Xavier University. The lecture runs 51 minutes …

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