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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Nourish and Develop Foundation is committed to making sure you have access to valid and vetted information that will help you get through these challenging times. The following is a list of resources from local and global sources to keep you informed. Canada...

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

APRIL 07, 2021  We recognize that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise once again. While this is disheartening news, we cannot lose sight of hope. We have been through this once before and we can do it again. The Nourish and Develop Foundation will be adapting in...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Navigating Pregnancy

#MentalHealthMonday: Navigating Pregnancy

Though pregnancy itself lasts approximately 9 months, there is so much to be covered throughout that duration, including the time leading up to it and following birth. No two pregnancies are the same, but the experience is filled with strong emotions, bodily changes,...

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Maple Tree Community Garden

TNDF is excited to announce that we will be transforming our Maple Tree Community Garden (MTCG) into a dynamic education space by 2023. Read this blog to learn more about our vision.  The Nourish and Develop Foundation (TNDF) is excited to announce that we will...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Bushels of Fun!

#MentalHealthMonday: Bushels of Fun!

It is surreal to think about how this is our second fall season spent in the COVID-19 pandemic. This time last year some of us thought we were getting back to our regular activities slowly but perhaps indefinitely, yet here have been a couple of stay-at-home orders...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Decoding Dreams

#MentalHealthMonday: Decoding Dreams

Dreams are made up of the images, thoughts, and emotions that we experience during sleep. They are an interesting phenomenon, with so much left for science to explore. It is widely believed that everyone dreams, regardless of if one remembers upon awakening. If you...

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What We Asked Our Candidates

What We Asked Our Candidates

In advance of the upcoming federal election on September 20, 2021, we reached out to our local candidates to understand their perspectives on and approaches to food systems and food security. We asked three questions: What do you feel needs to change most about our...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Eating Disorders

#MentalHealthMonday: Eating Disorders

The following blog contains sensitive content that may disturb some readers. TW: eating disorders, self-harm. Eating disorders are a group of conditions marked by an unhealthy relationship with food, often using eating behaviours to gain control. Unfortunately, there...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Gaslighting

#MentalHealthMonday: Gaslighting

The term gaslighting derived from the 1938 play, Gas Light, which later turned into film adaptations, where the protagonist is manipulated by her husband into losing her sense of reality to his benefit. Today, we recognize gaslighting as a form of emotional abuse that...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Back to School! 2.0

#MentalHealthMonday: Back to School! 2.0

the good news is, after 18 months since schools made the first of many pandemic transitions, there is more information available than ever in regard to COVID-19 safety protocols and with options to learn both remotely and in-person. Still, it can remain a difficult...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Emotional Overwhelm

#MentalHealthMonday: Emotional Overwhelm

Life can be overwhelming at times, and it can feel all-consuming. Whereas a little bit of stress can be motivating and allow us to complete tasks that need to be done, experiencing emotional overwhelm can cause us to shut down altogether. Whether it is a matter of...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Debunking Bullying

#MentalHealthMonday: Debunking Bullying

Bullying affects children and adults alike.  It can take place in all kinds of environments including schools, the workplace, within social groups and relationships, as well as online. Some might think of bullying as a natural part of life and growing up, but it is...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Our Changing Climate

#MentalHealthMonday: Our Changing Climate

One of the highlights of summer is having an abundance of warm, sunny days that make spending time outdoors more enjoyable. This particular summer, however, has been met with severe thunderstorms, devastating wildfires, and deadly heatwaves, all on top of the ongoing...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Re-Opening Anxiety

#MentalHealthMonday: Re-Opening Anxiety

We have officially spent over a week in Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, something many of us have been waiting for since March of 2020. After going through the stress, uncertainty, and constant change, you may feel as though there is finally light at the end of...

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#MentalHealthMonday: The Power of Words

#MentalHealthMonday: The Power of Words

Reading and journaling are not always given a fair chance in the adult world. This might be because we think back to the literature we had to read as part of the school curriculum or confessing secrets in our old diaries. Therefore, making use of paper does not get...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Setting Healthy Boundaries

#MentalHealthMonday: Setting Healthy Boundaries

You may have expanded your social circle since entering Step 2 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, so now could be a good time to consider revisiting your boundaries. Personal boundaries are the rules we set for ourselves within our relationships to feel comfortable and...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Soaking Up Summer!

#MentalHealthMonday: Soaking Up Summer!

What if we told you it was in your best interest to enjoy all that summer has to offer? These warmer months are typically a time of year where we have more time to spend with family and friends, more opportunities to be active, and possess an overall improved mood. As...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Beyond Food Insecurity

#MentalHealthMonday: Beyond Food Insecurity

At The Nourish and Develop Foundation, we create and deliver programs and services that relate to enhancing food security. For instance, our upcoming Mobile Food Market aims to fill a gap in our rural food desert by bringing good food to areas in the Brock Township at...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Showing our Pride

#MentalHealthMonday: Showing our Pride

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! June is designated as a time for queer communities to come together, celebrating the freedom to be themselves. It is also a time to reflect on those who continue to be discriminated against and prosecuted for how they identify and who they love. It...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Feminism & Disability

#MentalHealthMonday: Feminism & Disability

"To eliminate disability is to eliminate the possibility of discovering alternative ways of being in the world, to foreclose the possibility of recognizing and valuing our interdependence."- Alison Kafer A large piece of the education and promotion surrounding mental...

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