As part of the Community-University Research Alliance: ACT for CFS and community researchers in Eastern Shelburne County chose to examine the lobster industry using participatory video. The purpose of the project was to learn more about the lobster industry regarding price, distribution, regulations, and selling locally. Interviews explored changes, challenges and opportunities for the industry over the years.

Marvin Trimm aka Native Son is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, motivational speaker and musician. He has been engaged in the world of literary and performance art for 20 years. He is a graduate of the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University.

FoodARC, in partnership with community partners, invited Marvin Trimm, aka Native Son, to create a special spoken word poem for an event held in Spryfield (Halifax), NS in February 2014. The event brought together community members to hear about research results on peoples’ experiences with food insecurity and the judgments and stereotypes those living in poverty face, generated through the …

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The Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS) project seeking two (2) part-time Research Assistants to support the Education & Training and the Evaluation Working Groups in activities described below. We are open to candidates applying for both positions.  Click here for more details.  Extended closing: Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 4 pm  

This workshop was presented at the July 31, 2012 gathering on research methods: interviews, focus groups and surveys. It explains the role of power and privilege in community-based and participatory action research and why we need to develop awareness when conducting research.

Facilitator and FoodARC Dietiec Intern, Vanessa Mermuys asked participants at the July 16, 2012 Workshop in Spryfield, Halifax – What have you learned about evaluation today? The evaluation workshop was created by Vanessa Mermuys and the video footage and editing was done by Miranda Cobb, a FoodARC Community Learning Research Assistant.