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About Us

Our vision is
a thriving community

The North Grove is a dynamic community hub in the heart of Dartmouth North. Our Family and Community Food Centre offer programs, services and space for people to learn and connect through family support, food and friendship.

  • We are a community hub where people come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food and a healthy and fair food system

  • We offer programs, resources and activities that promote healthy child, parent and family development

  • Our space provides opportunities for supportive relationships to form among families and community members

  • We advocate for public policies that promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities

  • We work with partners to achieve common goals


Our mission is to create supportive space for individuals and families to learn, grow and belong in a 
caring community.

The North Grove's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

We are committed to ensuring The North Grove is an inclusive space, where everyone is welcome. 


We know our organization and our work is strengthened by recognizing and valuing all the identities, perspectives and experiences that are part of The North Grove and the broader community. 


We know that there is much for us to learn as individuals, as a community, and as an organization. We are committed to listening, learning, and taking action against all forms of discrimination and the inequitable systems that keep people in poverty.  

Land Acknowledgement

The North Grove gratefully acknowledges that we live and work in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people.

This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and Passamaquoddy People first signed with the British Crown in 1726. We are all treaty people.

African Nova Scotian Acknowledgment

People of African descent have also shared these lands for more than 400 years.

We acknowledge the histories, contributions, and legacies of these communities and are grateful to live, work and grow food in Mi’kma’ki.

Six Primrose Documentary (2018)

Filmed on location in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Six Primrose takes us into a community where strengths are highlighted, people are welcomed, and food is included in every engagement. Labels of single mother, new immigrant, disabled, addict, poor are left at the door. This is a community where lives are celebrated and opportunities are explored. By tracing the lives of community members, Six Primrose reveals the Community Food Centre's deep effect on the entire neighbourhood.

To watch or download the full-length documentary, visit

Head to our Programs & Services page to find out more about what we do

The story of our name

Take a tour of our new site

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