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The Tare Shop is located in K'jipuktuk, which is known today as Haliax, Nova Scotia. As a business, one of our focuses is to give back to the local community from which we operate. In January 2020, we started our 1% forward program to put this focus into action.

1% Forward

Every quarter we donate 1% of our sales to a group or organization in Nova Scotia.

These groups are nominated by our community and operate to improve social, environmental, or health-based gaps in our society.

These groups do not have to be registered charities; we want to support any sized organization, big or small.

AS OF 2022

Sadly, this program is on pause.

Since COVID began, The Tare Shop has struggled to encourage people to shop package-free. And this year more than ever, we've had trouble geting people back to their package-free shopping routines.

Our sales are down 40% from pre-covid times and we’re even down 20-30% from last year. Because of these difficult financial times, we've currently put our 1% Forward program on pause. We plan re-start this program when we can financially support it. Stay tuned.

1% Forward Partners

October to December 2021

Dartmouth and Halifax: Halifax Mutual Aid

Halifax Mutual Aid is a group of people committed to taking action against houselessness in Halifax by building small crisis shelters for those who need them. They build small, insulated, watertight homes for members of our community experiencing houselessness and call on the provincial and federal governments to transform any vacant, publicly owned properties into public housing.

July to September 2021

Dartmouth: Reclaiming Our Roots

(Re)connecting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth with meaningful land based knowledge rooted in Mi’kmaw values. Reclaiming Our Roots was founded in 2018 by Mi’kmaw couple, James Doucette and Chenise Hache, after the two partnered to host a workshop on eel preparation and cooking for youth in an urban school that Chenise supported as a Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Student Support Worker.

Halifax: The Youth Project

The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Youth Project is a youth directed organization that works to promote and nurture an environment that is appreciative of youth from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.

April to June 2021

Dartmouth: Shelter Nova Scotia

While providing a safe place to stay for those in need, Shelter Nova Scotia seeks to grow an effective continuum of services to support people while they transition from crisis, back into the community.  

Halifax: Halifax Refugee Clinic

As the leading organization for refugee advice, information, assistance, representation and settlement services we see the challenge. Will you help us secure a better future for refugees? Guiding each person and family to the resources they need. Helping refugees connect with employment services, language learning, mental health counselling, assistance navigating our legal and political systems, and finding a place to call home.The stories we have to share, of fleeing the unimaginable for the unknown, are a testament to the courage of those we help.

January to March 2021

Dartmouth: Books Beyond Bars

Books Beyond Bars is a local initiative that goes into the women’s section of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside twice monthly to improve access to books, writing, and literature for incarcerated women.

Halifax: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

The Society strives to provide all services and programs in a context that acknowledges the rich artistic and spiritual traditions of our people, so as to facilitate cultural knowledge transfer in an urban aboriginal environment. The Society has an open-door policy with all of our programs making our services available to all people.

October to December 2020

2SQTQBIPOC Healing Fund

The 2SQTBIPOC Healing Fund is an emerging initiative based in Kjipuktuk/ Halifax that seeks to provide members of our 2SQTBIPOC Community with discretionary funding for therapy and other mental health focused resources. 

July to September 2020

Eddie Carvery

This quarter we have chosen Eddie Carvery as our Community Partner. Eddie was born and raised in Africville. After the community was bulldozed in the 1960s he returned to Africville in 1970s to protest. 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Eddie's peaceful protest.

April to June 2020

Feed Nova Scotia

Feed Nova Scotia's mission is to increase food security through food distribution, education and collaboration. 

January to March 2020


Our first recipient of the 1% forward program is Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH). Founded in 2008, MOSH provides medical and operational therapy services to the community in Halifax's north end.

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