Try Do

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 Building Poverty Solutions report, Mobile Food Market, Recreation Access for Newcomers, Rural Access to Physical Activity in East Preston and Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Profiles.

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.


Read more about our values and vision in our one-page info sheet.

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 Centre for Education
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

To learn more about the Try Do initiative, please contact:
Kelly Poirier, Nutritionist,
Catherine Droesbeck, Physical Activity Coordinator,