Get Involved

The work of the Halifax Food Policy Alliance (HFPA) is guided by a steering committee, partner organizations, as well as individual community members who wish to play an active role in the work. There are many opportunities to contribute and help make our vision for food in HRM come alive.

Do you or your organization  support a healthy, just, sustainable food system for HRM? Sign the HRM Food Charter and become a supporter!

The HFPA offers a number of opportunities to participate:

  1. Steering Committee Organization Organizations whose work and values closely align with the HFPA mission and who are able to play a leadership role in setting HFPA priorities and developing/implementing its annual work plan through a higher level of resource commitment. These organizations will be responsible for appointing their representative to the Steering Committee. (approx. 10-15 hours/month).
  2. Partner Organization Organizations whose work and values align with and/or support the HFPA mission but are unable to commit to Steering Committee membership. It is expected that Partner Organizations will participate in Task Team work.  Currently the task team work is focused on the following areas to inform the development of an HRM Food Action Plan:  1) Engaging stakeholders and communities. ; 2) Understanding local research and gaps in our understanding of the current food system. (approx. 5 -10hrs/month).
  3. IndividualsCommunity members not-associated formally with an organization who bring complementary skill-sets and perspectives to support the HFPA mission. Individual members are expected to participate in the HFPA as members of the Steering Committee (approx. 10-15 hrs/month) OR a Task Team (approx 5-10 hrs/month).  

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