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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 Halifax.

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.

Nominate a group or organization and help us support a great cause.

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.

Learn more or make a donation

July to September 2021

Dartmouth: Reclaiming Our Roots

Shelter Nova Scotia supports people in times of crisis and transition through residential, trustee and outreach programs. They offer far more than shelter; utilizing client and housing support workers in tandem with folks working in mental health and addiction services, they support 1,300 people annually.

Learn more or make a donation

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.

Learn more or make a donation

April to June 2021

Dartmouth: Shelter Nova Scotia

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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.

Learn more or make a donation

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.

Learn more or make a donation

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.

Learn more or make a donation

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. 

To read more about the work they do, please check out the GoFundMe by clicking here.

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.

To read more about Eddie, please check out the GoFundMe by clicking here.

April to June 2020

Feed Nova Scotia

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

Learn more about Feed NS here.

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.

Learn more or make a donation


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