Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Host Families Needed


In September 2011 Halifax will host 18 CWY volunteers from Indonesia and Canada. Take part in this exciting program and help create an experience for two young volunteers.

*WHAT: * Be part of this global experience by being a Host Family!
*WHO:* 2 CWY volunteers – 1 from Canada, 1 from Indonesia
*WHEN:* September 22 – December 13, 2010
*WHY:* Experience your community through new eyes, introduce your children to a different world perspective, exchange new ideas and make a differences in the lives of 2 young people!!
*HOW:* Contact Jackie at 902.499.7113 or

Friday, July 22, 2011

French Immersion Summer Day Camps

Call or Drop by to fill in your application and book your spot....don't wait....spots fill up quickly...

Day Camps for children aged 5-8 and aged 9-11
Time 8:30-5:30 pm Daily $100.00

All affiliated costs are included in above fees.
(there is a $25.00 Non refundable registration fee (per person) due when registering your child/ren)


To Register
you can drop in the club on tuesday or Thursday from 3pm until 6pm
128 Willett St.
(basement of Alive Christian Church)
If you have any questions please phone

Summer Camps

Call or Drop by to fill in your application and book your spot....don't wait...spots fill up quickly....

New this Year!!!

Junior Leader Entrepreneur Camps
For youth aged 12-15
11am-4pm (5days a week) $50.00

This camp will be filled with "fun Activities", Youth Engagement and Learning some Small Business ideas.

Youth will receive a certificate of participation upon completion

Day Camps for children aged 5-11
Time 8:30-5:30pm for $100.00 per week
(There is a $20.00 non refundable registration fee per family, due at sign up for all registrations.)

To Register

11 Aldergrove Rd (behind Jessy's Pizza second door on the left side of the building)
Registration from 12-6 Monday to Friday

Note:  Full Fees for camps are due prior to the camp beginning
Visit us on the web
Or if you have any questions please phone

Healthy Minds Series

Healthy Minds Series
Presented by
Cole Harbour Public Library and
Cole Harbour / Eastern HRM Community Mental Health Services

These education sessions are open to anyone interested
and will be held
Wednesdays (unless otherwise indicated)
from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Cole Harbour Public Library


Session Topic

September 21, 2011

Positive Mental Attitude – Promoting Healthy Self-Esteem

October 26, 2011

Depression Information Session & Support Workshop

November 15, 2011

Understanding Mental Health & Mental Illness

Cancellations: In the case of inclement weather and/or if schools have been cancelled, the session will be cancelled.  For further information, please call 434-6177.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Homelessness Partnering Strategy Information Sessions

The delivery of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Designated Communities funding for the Halifax Regional Municipality will be changing.

Service Canada is holding two sessions to explain the Community Entity (CE) model, present the selection criteria for a CE, its roles and responsibilities, as well as the role of the Community Advisory Board.

Through the CE model, a community body is given the responsibility of managing HPS funds in support of community priorities, coordinating the community planning process, and soliciting project proposals, among other things.

The Halifax Community Advisory Board for HPS anticipates the selection of a CE before April 1, 2012.

July 20, 2011: 10.30am - 11.30am
2030 Gottingen Street, suite 201

August 23, 2011: 10am - 11am
Service Canada Centre
Halifax Shopping Centre
7001 Mumford Road, Tower 2, 3rd floor
Room 303

Registration is required for the sessions. If you'd like to register, or if you are interested in the community entity but are not available to attend one of these sessions, contact Peggy Chapman, at 902-426-8282 or email:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pride Week Discussion Panels

Mark your calendars! prideHealth is holding two discussion panels: Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 as part of Halifax Pride Week celebrations. Everyone is encouraged to attend these informative discussions on sexual health and elder care.

GLBTIQ Sexual Health: Beyond Disease

Date: July 18
Time: Noon
Location: Parker Reception Room, IWK Health Centre

Sexual Health for the GLBTIQ community is more than being informed about sexually transmitted infections and diseases. It involves being able to enjoy the positive aspects of sexual activity and make informed choices free from fear, shame and guilt. Please join members of the GLBTIQ community and health care providers who support (and work with) GLBTIQ youth and adults in discussing holistic GLBTIQ sexual health throughout the age spectrum.

GLBTIQ Elders and Inclusive Care

Date: July 19
Time: Noon
Location: Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary Site, Capital Health

Ensuring that health care is accessible and inclusive throughout our lifetimes is imperative to the health and well being of the entire GLBTIQ community. Come join this dynamic discussion with members of the GLBTIQ community and health care providers as we explore inclusive health care for GLBTIQ elders.

For more information, contact or call 473-3830.

Friday, July 8, 2011

African Canadian Transition Program September 2011

Still Accepting Applications for September 2011
The African Canadian Transition Program (ACTP) offered at the Akerley Campus Nova Scotia Community College:

1. What is this program all about?
Research proves Black students learn best when they can relate to the material and see themselves represented. The ACTP reflects Black culture in its teaching style and curriculum; it works to enhance skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, budgeting, communications, and stress management. Program Participants also gain credits in courses such as Math and Science for the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults.

2. Am I eligible?
You can apply to this program if you:
• Self-identify as being Black/from the African Canadian Community (of African descent)
• Are 19 years of age or older
• Do not have a recognized high school diploma
• Have been out of public school for at least twelve consecutive months
• Have literacy and numeracy skills at the Grade 10 level, or above (assessment to follow application)
• Are mature and committed to learning
• Intend to complete the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults

3. What else should I know?
There is no tuition. The program begins in September and ends in May at NSCC’s Akerley Campus in Dartmouth. This is a full-time program and, therefore, regular attendance is required. To provide opportunities for African Nova Scotians across the province, five seats are reserved for participants from outside the Halifax Metro region. In such cases, we may be able to assist with your transportation and living expenses. For all other applicants living in HRM, although there is no monthly living allowance, we may be able to provide a bus pass.

4. How do I apply?
• Return the application to:
African Canadian Transition Program
Akerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Road Room A156
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7
phone: (902) 491-4874/fax: (902) 491-4903