Thursday, March 31, 2011

A free art & music program for aspiring artists between 16 & 35

Sea Change at The Spot: A free art & music program for aspiring artists between 16 & 35.

We are offering painting, drawing, photography, videography, writing, making & recording music, all guided by experienced instructors. It is designed to nourish participants’ creativity, self-esteem, and positive engagement with their everyday world. The focus on art & music allows participants to experience a healthy form of challenge and risk-taking, while building skills and relationships.

Sea Change is:
• open to everyone, no matter what their skill, with a number of spots reserved for individuals living with mental illness and people experiencing negative effects of gambling.

• at Connections Halifax, 1221 Barrington St.

• 5:30 – 7:30 every Thursday for three months from April 7th to June 30th

• facilitated by The Nova Scotia Sea School and The Spot

• funded by The Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation

Contact Maya Williams at 473 5227 or to register

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Community Conversation on Teen and Adult Drinking

You are invited to attend ...COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE SERIES to network, learn and share about addiction-related issues.
  • Community Conversation about Teen and Adult Drinking
  • Tips for parents in reducing teen drinking
  • The role of alcohol in our communities
  • Alcohol and our health

April 27, 7:00-8:30 pm
Cobequid Community Health Centre, Room 3218

Refreshments provided!
R.S.V.P. by April 22 to: Joan Swinimer, Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services
Phone: (902) 424-2021

Sponsored by: Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services, Capital Health

Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Started Sessions

Tobacco Intervention Program
Getting Started Sessions
April - May 2011

A Getting Started session will support you in making choices about your use
of tobacco products and provide you with more information about our
free Tobacco Intervention Program.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Spryfield Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road
Room 169
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
22756 Highway 7,
Room 216, Bluewater Building
Sheet Harbour
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Victoria General Hospital
Dickson Building
5820 University Ave Room 5110
Noon -1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7702 Hwy #7
Musquodoboit Harbour
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1070
Meeting Room A
Noon -1:00 pm


Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Cobequid Community Health Centre
Room 3142
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Dartmouth North Community Centre
134 Pinecrest Drive
Multi-purpose Room
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Spryfield Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road
Room 169
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 26, 2011
QEII Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street
Royal Bank Theatre
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7702 Hwy #7
Musquodoboit Harbour
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is no need to register, just arrive at a Getting Started Session. All Capital Health tobacco intervention programs are free of charge. Bring a friend!

To learn more, please call 424-2025.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Multicultural Health and Wellness Fair

Multicultural Health & Wellness Fair for immigrants and newcomers to promote healthy living!

Free admission

• Over 45 booths and workshops

• Health information and interpretation available in many languages

• Childcare provided

• Parking available

• On bus routes 2, 3, 17, 18, 80, 81 or Bayers Road Terminal

When: Thursday, March 31, 2011
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Where: St. Andrew’s Community Centre

6955 Bayers Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4S4
For more info, contact Pat Belgrave, Event Coordinator, at (902) 209-4982 or by email at

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Diabetes-Get on the right path!

Get motivated with special guest speaker: Dr. Michael Vallis.

Join registered clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Vallis as he provides useful strategies and tips that will empower you to stay on track with your diabetes management.

Tradeshow featuring the latest in diabetes products and services.

Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Time: Tradeshow 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Presentations & Volunteer Awards

7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Guest Speaker 7:45 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Location: Westin Nova Scotian

1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
Space is limited. Pre-register today!

For more information or to register, please call

1-800-326-7712 ext. 1 or email:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Taking it Home: The real cost of food insecurity and a story of hope

The Community Coaltion to End Poverty invites you to a lunch and learn, "Taking it Home: The real cost of food insecurity and a story of hope."

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Place: North End Community Health Centre program space, 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Presenters: Valerie Blair, Beth Goodwin, Michelle Baker, Jessie Jollymore

Panelists will present information on the following topics. An open discussion will follow the presentation so we can learn from each other.
  • How much does it cost to eat a basic healthy diet in Nova Scotia?
  • How can food costing research impact policies?
  • What can communities do to realize food security?
The event is co-sponsored by the Community Coalition to End Poverty in Nova Scotia, Halifax Community Health Board, North End Community Health Centre, Public Health-Capital Health.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Please bring your own lunch. Tea and cofffee will be provided. For more information, please contact or 477-0094.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Taking Action on Poverty Conference

The “Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty in Nova Scotia”conference took place in Truro, Nova Scotia, October 26–28, 2010 and was attended by over 260 participants. The final report on the conference has been published. You can learn more by checking out the website below.

Monday, March 7, 2011

AV Club

AV Club
Suitable for teens and older.
This program is accessible to people who have disabilities that affect learning and communication.
Everyone is welcome!
Every second and fourth Friday of the Month, 7 pm to 9 pm
We will be learning about all things audio and visual including DJing, emceeing,
photography, videography, digital video projectors (for movies) and performing in front
of audiences with microphones.

Most of all we will work as a team and make sure we have time for socializing and enjoying music and movies.


All sessions will take place at St. James Anglican Church Hall in the Townsend Room,
Joseph Howe Drive by the Rotary, Halifax - entrance is the white doorway by the
painted power box.
(same location as the Drop-In Club)


The AV Club is free with monthly membership to the Drop-In Centre,
or $10 a session with 'Pay as you Go' membership (after 5 sessions you get the 6th
session free).

Please email Alice at or telephone 405 2053,
or sign up at the Drop-in Club
Would you like to know more?
For more information about joining, please email Alice Evans or Renee Pye at
or Fred Martin
Telephone inquires: Fred on 229-8119 or Alice on 405 2053 or Renee on 229 7419.
Presented by the SCRI Society - Social, Cultural, Recreational Inclusion for all.

Thank you!

This program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the
Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage,
Province of Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion, The Windsor Foundation and
Halifax Community Health Board and St James Anglican Church

Friday, March 4, 2011

Come and play-Boccia Ball!

Come and play
Boccia Ball!
A new club for anyone who is interested in trying this fun Paralympic sport. You
don’t have to have experience, just come along for social and sporty fun.

Saturdays, twice a month. Starting on March 12, March 26, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

At The Drop-in Club, St James Church Hall, Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax.
Entrance is the white doors next to the painted power box by the rotary.
Accessible parking is on the far side of the church.

Everyone is welcome. The Drop-in Club is run by and for people who have
disabilities or difficulties with learning or communication. This sport is accessible
and enjoyable for everybody.

How much?
$5 donation for the session. Members of the Drop-in Club free.

To find out more please contact Noreen Guptill at IWK Recreation Therapy
Services or Alice Evans at SCRI Society: The Club.
To register email Alice at or telephone 405 2053, or just drop in!

Multicultural Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop

Frontier College and Welcoming Communities is pleased to offer a Multicultural Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop.

March 26 / 27th, 2011

MetroWorks [10:00am - 4:00pm]
Bayers Road Shopping Centre
7071 Bayers Road (TD Bank Entrance)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Workshop topics include:
• Reading & Writing with Children and Youth

• Adult Tutoring Techniques

• ESL Tutor Training

• Cross-cultural Awareness Training
Frontier College operates a variety of literacy programs in various Halifax and Dartmouth locations. We recruit, screen and train volunteers to tutor children, youth and adults in a variety of settings. We also help other community-based organizations set up and run literacy programs for their own participants. Frontier College is a volunteer-based organization and as such, we depend on our trained volunteers to help us reach those who are in need of our services.
To register please contact:
Ramona Clarke
Frontier College
Community Coordinator

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Upcoming Healing Hands Lecture Series - focussing on mental health issues of school age children

Healing Hands Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia will be putting on a series of six (6) lectures on various mental health issues relating to school age children. The lectures will all be held on Saturdays (April 2, 9, 16, May 7, 14, and June 4, 2011) in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Bloomfield Centre, 2681 Agricola St., Halifax, NS.

The schedule of workshops is as follows:

April 2 — Dr. Stanley Kutcher, Psychiatrist with IWK Hospital — New Resources to Improve Youth Mental Health Services in Nova Scotia

April 9 — Ms. Carole Shirley, Psychologist with Roth Associates — Learning Disabilities: Identification and Remediation in School Going Children

April 16 — Dr. S.S Sodhi, Retired Dalhousie University Professor and Psychologist with Roth Associates — Making School Going Children Resilient: A Review of the Research

May 7 — Dr. Penny Corkum, Professor with the Dept. of Psychology, Dalhousie University — Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in School Going Children: Identification and Remediation; Issues and Treatment

May 14 — Dr. Sabina Abidi, Psychiatrist with IWK Hospital — Depression in School Going Children

June 4 — Dr. Virginia Walford, Psychologist with Roth Associates — Grieving and Grief Therapy For School Going Children

If you think that this series or any lecture within the series might be of interest to you or a friend, please pre-register via phone (902-479-4656) or by email to by leaving information about your name and contact information and whether you plan to attend all of the lectures or select lectures.

A small fee will be charged for the workshops and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Brain Injury Dialogues: Brain Awareness Week Film and Panel Discussion

7:00 pm Monday March 14, 2011

QEII Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax

Though he appears normal, Rick Franklin's brain injury has made his life anything but. Teaming up with veteran documentary maker and friend Lyell Davies, Rick explores the impact that brain injury has had on himself and other survivors.

Panelists – L. Syd Johnson, Beverly Butler, Heather McNally

Join us. Watch the film. Discuss the ethical issues.

For more information