Thursday, July 29, 2010

Canada World Youth

In September 2010 Halifax will become host to 18 Canada World Youth volunteers from Indonesia and across Canada. Take part in this exciting program and help create the experience of a lifetime for two young volunteers.
WHAT: Be part of this global experience by being a Host Family
WHO: 2 Canada World Youth volunteers – 1 from Canada, 1 from Indonesia

WHEN: September 27 – December 17, 2010

WHY: Experience your community through new eyes, introduce your children to a different world perspective, make new friends, exchange new ideas and gain new insights, become part of the 'global village', make a differences in the lives and education of 2 young people while having the TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!

HOW: Contact Jackie Dowling at 902.237.9659 or

We invite all types of households—retirees, singles, single parents, same sex, and nuclear families—to share their daily activities with Canada World Youth volunteers. You won’t have to alter your lifestyle in any way: one goal of the program is to integrate participants into everyday family life. Host families receive a monthly allowance of $720. One bedroom and even one bed is all that is required.

About Canada World Youth

Founded in 1971 by the late Jacques H├ębert (1923-2007), Canada World Youth (CWY) is a world leader in developing international education programs for young people aged 17 to 29. A non-profit organization, CWY is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens. CWY programs are designed to help youth experience the world for themselves, learn about other cultures and diverse Canadian communities while developing leadership and communication skills. Mainly focused on health and environment, the education experience instills a long lasting sense of global social responsibility. Since 1971, close to 33,000 people from across Canada and around the world have participated in CWY programs in 67 countries.

For more information contact:

Jackie Dowling


Monday, July 26, 2010

Construction Employability Training Project

The Continuing Care Network Society along with the Labour and Workforce Skill and Development Branch, The Carpentry and Millwright College and the Capital District Navigator Program is currently seeking referrals for the 3 Trades Construction Employability Training Project. This is a 30 week program designed to train participants in the field of construction. The program will contain an intensive life skills component, 16 weeks with the Carpentry and Millwright College to construct a physical structure from the ground up at the Continuing Care and Network Society as well as a four week work experience placement.

The program will commence on Aug 16th with applicant interviews being held from July 26th to August 13th. Criteria for applicants for this program is as follows: Social Assistance recipients, Immigrants, People with Disabilities, Older Workers, Youth, Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, New entrants and re-entrants, unemployed individuals previously self employed, Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians, Women and Low- Skilled employed. Participants will receive $150 per month for a training allowance. During the program participants will have an opportunity to meet with potential employers in the construction field to discuss future employment opportunities.

If you have any further questions contact Tommy Boutilier at:

P: 444-3522

C: 579-9412

Monday, July 19, 2010

Coffee and Conversation about Breastfeeding Support in Our Comunity

We need your help to decide how to enhance breastfeeding support for families in our community.

Capital Health, Public Health Services and Halifax and Chebucto West Community Health Boards invite you to join in this conversation.

Date: Wednesday July 28th

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Place: Joseph Howe Drive Superstore Community Room

RSVP's are required. Please contact Tracy Manuge at 481-5868 or

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Capital Health and the IWK celebrate Pride Week

Capital Health and the IWK celebrate Pride Week

Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre believe that embracing diversity will lead us to healthier, happier communities. This year we celebrate and shine a light on the connection between freedom and health. Join your co-workers, friends and family by taking in these festive and free events sponsored by prideHealth.

Loud Proud and Talented
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street
Saturday July 17th, 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
19 years and Older please

Members and allies of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) communities will be showing off their talent and pride at the first annual "Loud Proud and Talented" Showcase. The event will be hosted by the Fabulous Contessa, and acts include: comedy, music and spoken word. For more information, please contact Scott Bosse at or 473- 8477.

Pride Parade

Saturday July 24 at noon - Cornwallis and Upper Water Street

Join us at the Pride Parade on July 24 and visit our booth on the Garrison Grounds following the parade. All members and allies of GLBTI communities are welcome to join Kathy MacNeil, Chris Power and Anne McGuire to celebrate diversity in our organizations! The parade is the highlight of Pride Week in Halifax, and is the fourth largest pride parade in Canada, drawing tens of thousands of people. Don't sit on the curb this year, feel free to join us and get a free t-shirt. For more information contact Jane Allen at or 473-5135.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

An invitation to discuss iterim plans for the QEH property

Media Advisory
For immediate release July 7, 2010

An invitation to discuss interim plans for the QEH property
Capital Health would like to invite our community to talk about how we can best use the land that’s currently the site of Queen Elizabeth High School between the demolition of the structure and the time the site is put to a permanent use.

The space at the intersection of Bell Road and Robie Street won’t become a parking lot. We think it could become an urban farm. But we’d like to have input from our neighbours and community partners.

A safety fence will go up around the property this week ahead of the start of demolition.

The property was acquired by the province from Halifax Regional Municipality in a land swap and has been promised to Capital Health for future hospital expansion. During the demolition, it remains under the administration of the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

That work is expected to be complete by the spring of 2011. Any new hospital construction is likely a few years in the future. In the interim period, our intention is to use the space in a way that is financially sustainable, environmentally sensitive and for the good of our community.

We’re excited by the thought of making it a space to grow healthy food and demonstrate gardening skills right in the urban core. We’ll be looking to connect with others to discuss whether that’s a desirable use, how it might be viable and what alternatives exist.

Please watch for opportunities to discuss this issue in the coming months or get in touch with us at and indicate your interest in the future use of the QEH property.
Media Enquiries:
Capital Health. Marketing & Communications. Pager: (902) 458-5376
Capital Health comprises: the Capital District Mental Health Program; Centre for Clinical Research; Cobequid Community Health Centre; Community Health; Dartmouth General Hospital; Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services; East Coast Forensic Hospital; Hants Community Hospital; Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital; Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital; The Nova Scotia Hospital; Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital; Public Health Services; Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital; Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre; and the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

The Capital Health District also encompasses seven volunteer Community Health Boards that advise Capital Health through the development of community health plans and encourage public participation in health planning. For more information, visit the Capital Health website:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Shape the spaces & places of your Halifax Central Library

Thank you for your continued interest in the Halifax Central Library project! Please join us for the 2nd of 5 meetings in the design process.

Shape the space & places of your Halifax central library

WHEN: Thursday, July 8, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

WHERE: Dalhousie University Student Union Building, McInnes Room, 6136
University Avenue, Halifax
WHAT: Collaborative conversation: How is the library of the future
organized, inside & out?

BIG IDEAS and photos for your feedback • Sketches by architects

Tea & coffee - Musical entertainment - Displays
Library staff will entertain children with stories, games and fun activities. Healthy snacks provided. Ages 3+

If you can’t attend the meeting, WATCH LIVE and engage online!
For more information:

- Visit for a complete schedule of upcoming public meetings.

- Share your thoughts or join the mailing list by contacting:

- Follow us on Twitter ( and join our Facebook page (

- Call (902) 490-5744

Please extend this invitation to your colleagues, clients, friends and family. A diverse audience is very important to collect meaningful feedback. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th! Attached is a poster with details about the July 8th meeting. If you have the opportunity, we would greatly appreciate if you could print it and post it somewhere visible to help spread the word.

Many thanks!