Food Security Projects

Food Security
HSIF EMR Project


Food Security Projects supported through our program include:

  • Gardening
  • Greenhouses
  • Community Freezers
  • Traditional Foods
  • Raising backyard chickens
  • Food Skills workshops
  • Support promotion of healthy eating.
  • Community composing initiatives

Island Lake Chicken Project

Watch Our Chickens of the North video!

Raising Chickens Empowering Youth

Twelve year old Logan Mason is from St. Theresa Point First Nation and has been raising chickens with his
family since 2011. In their first year of raising meat birds, Logan, with help from his sister, successfully
raised 10 birds for their family. This past February, Logan presented alongside Byron Beardy, the Food
Security Coordinator for Four Arrows Regional Health Authority, at Sharing Our Food Stories, discussing with
participants the successes and challenges of backyard poultry production.

Logan’s lighthearted approach and willingness to share his knowledge and experience make him a wonderful
role model for youth and older generations alike!

Watch Logan Raises Chickens video! (WARNING: Some graphic content around 4:08)


Creating a social enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation

Aki Energy is currently piloting a project with Garden Hill First Nation to develop a local food hub, which
would bring together local market gardening and small scale agriculture, traditional foods harvesting and a
‘good food box’ program to offer healthy, affordable locally produced foods in the community.

This project is a partnership between Garden Hill First Nation, Aki Energy, the University of Manitoba and
Four Arrows Regional Health Authority.

More information can be found at:

Nutrition North Canada