Yearly Archives: 2016

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: Structural Constraints and Enablers to Community Food Security in Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palagummi Sainath: Food Justice – Local and Global Perspectives (Coady Institute)

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

We’ve published a new paper!

Be sure to check out the article The Capacity Building Experience of Women Engaged in Determining the Cost and Affordability of Healthy Food in Nova Scotia, Canada in the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, written by Christine P. Johnson,

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