The Family Resource Sector and Household Food Insecurity

The overall objective of this research is to explore, describe, and understand the Nova Scotia Family Resource Sector’s involvement in community emergency food provisioning during the Covid-19 pandemic, and onward.

There are 2 phases to this project:


Qualitative semi-structured interviews with family resource centre directors to explore he role of the family resource sector in meeting food needs and how this may have changed over time


Online survey with family resource sector staff on their experiences of food security work during the pandemic and the current cost of living pressures

We are currently in Phase I of the project, and we've recently shared preliminary results at the Canadian Food Association 2023 Annual Meeting at York University in Toronto.

Masters student Kyle Chappus presenting at the CFA 2023 Annual Meeting.