Try Do is a collaborative, multi-sector group composed of various community and government organizations as well as academic institutions who are committed to enhancing the health and well-being of Halifax residents.Their vision is for equity in healthy eating and physical activity for diverse populations in Halifax. Currently, Try Do is contributing to several strategic opportunities including the HRM Poverty Solutions Strategy, Mobile Food Market, Recreation Access for Newcomers and Rural Recreation Access in East Preston.
United Way Halifax acts as the backbone organization for the Try Do initiative – providing staff coordinator roles, high level leadership and administrative support. Additionally, Public Health, Central Zone (Nova Scotia Health Authority) contributes a part time nutritionist role to the collective.
The key organizations represented in Try Do include:
• Dalhousie University
• Department of National Defense/CFB Halifax
• Ecology Action Centre
• Halifax Active Living Alliance
• Halifax Food Policy
• Halifax Parks, Recreation, and Communities
• Halifax Regional Municipality, Mayor’s Office
• Halifax Regional School Board
• Heart and Stroke Foundation
• IWK Health Centre
• Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
• Nova Scotia Health Authority, Public Health, Central Zone
• United Way Halifax