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Food Security Action Challenge

Priority Area: Food Action

Dates: Oct 2022 - Dec 2022

Status: Accepting Applications

The Halifax Innovation Outpost in collaboration with Just Food and HalifACT is issuing an open call for ideas that can strengthen food security within the municipality. Teams will receive:

  • Learning and mentorship in rapid-action prototyping
  • Support to sharpen and test their ideas with potential customers/users and/or partners.
  • Funding of up to $5000 for project costs (including supplies, marketing, purchases, human resources, fees, and/or any other costs).
  • Participation in a pitch event with an opportunity to showcase ideas and receive feedback and support from advisors in their sector.
  • Connection to larger grants to scale up promising solutions.


We are inviting teams that can offer solutions to the following challenge:

“How can we strengthen food security in Halifax?”


When: Application closes October 7, 2022

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours from late October - early December

Project costs provided: up to $5000


All applicants must be affiliated with a Canadian business, organization, or community group.