We want to support communities in Northern Manitoba to increase access to healthy food and to improve community health and community economic development. To do a good job of providing this support, we want to learn about and understand northern cultures, values, strengths and challenges through respectful, mutual sharing of stories and ideas. Finally, if this collaborative funding approach works well it could be replicated.
Our goal is to improve population health and foster a sense of hope and strength in Northern Manitobans. We achieve this goal by supporting community-led, local food and economic development initiatives. The collaborative is also founded on principles of shared learning.