FoodNOW Collaborators

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“Food security is a basic human right and a prerequisite for health and well-being throughout life.”
FoodARC commits to research that is grounded in real community needs in Nova Scotia and beyond — research that supports learning, action, and the social and systems change needed to build healthy, sustainable, and fair food systems for all. You can learn more at

MSVU Research Office logoMount Saint Vincent University’s Research Office supports faculty research and scholarship through ongoing consultation and regular outreach. Research services include such activities as grant writing and development, communication and storytelling, guidance on satisfying ethics in research practice, and partnering to support successful research initiatives. You can learn more at

Dalhousie University logoThe Office of Research Services at Dalhousie University works with faculty members to support and assist in undertaking collaborative research with a variety of partners including industry, government and international organizations. You can learn more at


FoodNOW Community Partners

Aids Coalition of Nova ScotiaThe AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS) is a community­‐based charitable organization whose mandate extends across the province, they believe strongly in the need for collaboration between community groups and across sectors, to achieve shared outcomes in addressing HIV and other Sexually Transmitted and Blood-­Borne Infections. ACNS envisions a world without AIDS, and they strive to create environments in which people living with HIV, those affected, and those at risk feel empowered and supported. ACNS is committed to ending HIV/AIDS­‐related stigma and reducing the number of new cases of HIV in Nova Scotia each year. You can find out more at

prideHealth is a joint effort between the NSHA and the IWK Health Centre. prideHealth works to improve access to safe, coordinated, primary health care for people who are part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. prideHealth offers: referrals to affirming mental health and addictions providers, information, and referrals for gender-affirming care; information about sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and treatment services; and information about community resources such as per support, advocacy, and social groups. You can learn more at

The Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS (the Commission) was created in 1989. The Commission gives policy advice on HIV/AIDS and issues tied in with the Government of Nova Scotia. They champion strong, informed government and public action on HIV/AIDS in Nova Scotia. You can learn more at

Community-Based Research CentreCommunity-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and care-plan development. CBRC’s core pillars are community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leader development. These pillars mean the organization is a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in communities. You can learn more at

Nova Scotia Health logoNova Scotia Health (NSHA) works with others to understand the health of our communities and acts together to improve health. For more information about Nova Scotia Health, visit

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Originally established in 1991 as the “Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force,” but known as “Healing Our Nations” (HON) since May 2000, the purpose of HON is to educate First Nation people about HIV and AIDS. Knowing the risks associated with the spread of HIV and defining the myths and facts about AIDS is the first step to healing our nations. Eliminating the spread of AIDS in First Nation communities is not the only focus of HON because they see this virus as only a symptom of a greater problem. Their goal is to help First Nation people rediscover their pride, traditions, and spirituality in an attempt to improve child development and eliminate family violence, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. You can learn more at


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