NEW WAYS TO IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY

Access to healthy food impacts people’s wellbeing, a community’s resilience, and the health of our economy and environment. We are striving for a food system in Halifax that provides adequate, healthy, safe, affordable, and sustainable food to residents as a basic human right.

Through the Food Security Innovation Initiative we’re bringing individuals and organizations together to explore new ways of addressing food insecurity in our communities. This is the Halifax Innovation Outpost’s first Social Innovation initiative which aims to address a key social challenge in alignment with the municipality’s poverty reduction strategy, as well as community plans and initiatives, like the JustFOOD Action Plan.

About the Initiative

Through this pilot project we are aiming to:

  • Support participants in connecting with mentors and like-minded people
  • Develop participants’ capacity and skills to experiment with new ideas
  • Work as a cohort to develop, experiment and test ideas, concepts and models with communities
  • Help participants develop tangible, viable and sustainable solutions

Participants

Thank you to everyone who has shared their interest, passion, and ideas with us. Over 50 individuals and organizations responded to the call for ideas in November 2020.

Five community organizations have been invited to participate in the pilot project from January-April 2021. Participants are well-connected to the communities in which they operate and have the existing momentum and connections needed to develop and test new concepts. Details on the participating organizations will be available soon.

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What we're working on

Halifax's innovation ecosystem is growing and new ideas and spaces are popping up. Learn about the first Halifax Innovation District initiative - the Innovation Outpost.

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