FoodARC News Archive

Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS)

Rooted in lived experiences, real community needs and learn more about activities, research and strategies for creating change! Innovative solutions, ACT for CFS amplifies and broadens conversation, research, and action to strengthen capacity for policy change.

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Our Lobster, Our Communities

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

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Tim Merry’s Food Security Rap – CURA Gathering 2010

Tim Merry, a change leader, spoken word poet, and host for the event, spontaneously captured the group’s collectively developed vision of community food security.

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Vision of Community Food Security – Spoken Word & Kinetic Typography

In August 2010, over 50 community, government, and academic team members launched ACT for CFS. Spoken word artist and facilitator Tim Merry produced this from a session at the gathering. The spoken word served for the base for a Kinetic

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Desert Tongue

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

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Seeking Research Assistants for ACT for CFS

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

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Activating Change Together for Community Food Security – Project Overview

FoodARC worked with Corrie Melanson from See What You Mean to produce an illustrative and informational video about the 5-year participatory research project, Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS). This overview video outlines the project aims

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ACT for CFS – Power, Privilege and Neutrality

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

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ACT for CFS Evaluation Workshop – July 16, 2012

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

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ACT for CFS – December 2010 Gathering Video Harvest

In December 2010, the community-based partners with ACT for CFS met at FoodARC in Halifax, Nova Scotia to plan for the Participatory Community Food Security Assessments.

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