For 10+ years, Aimee has been working both locally and internationally to develop community-based initiatives that promote health, challenge inequalities, and build local economies. In her role as Senior Coordinator, Community Food, Aimee works to develop program and policy initiatives that aim to enhance regional food systems and strengthen networks of food system actors at the local, provincial and national level. This includes working with partners and local communities across Halifax to implement community food initiatives (ex. mobile food markets, urban agriculture projects) that support community economic development and build social capitol; guiding alignment and action of policy change initiatives across Halifax and Nova Scotia; and supporting regional networks of people engaged in food systems work. This includes acting as co-chair of the Halifax Food Policy Alliance, a multi-stakeholder group that works on municipal food issues for the Halifax region. When not in the office, Aimee spends as much time as possible hiking the trails and beaches of NS, practicing and teaching yoga, and exploring her love of growing and preparing good food!