Monday, August 22, 2011

Step Up to Leadership Training

Step Up to Leadership Training

HRM Volunteer Services offers a FREE 10 session course which was developed by volunteers for volunteers. The course covers a wide range of topics and is intended to help you develop leadership skills and build strong communities.

The first half of the course explores:

personality types
team work
group dynamics
planning for your passion

 The second half of the course provides information on:

creating a non-profit organization
Board legalities and practicalities
effective meetings
conflict resolution
public speaking 

The program has a full, well rounded agenda to provide the necessary tools and techniques to create effective leadership and community involvement. 

Fall Courses 2011

We will be offering Step Up in three locations this Fall:


Bloomfield Centre
2786 Agricola St , Halifax
Thursday, Sept 8 to Nov 8
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Alive Church
28 Willet St, Fairview
Sept 14 to Nov 16
6:30 pm - 9:00pm

East Dartmouth

East Dartmouth Community Centre
50 Caledonia Rd, Dartmouth
Thursday Sept 15 to Nov 15
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

To register : Call 490-1946 or e-mail us ! 

Bronwyn MacKinnon
Community Developer

Halifax Regional Municipality
Community Development - Community Relations & Cultural Affairs PO Box 1749 Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Tel: (902) 490-4535

TAKE CARE Workshop

TAKE CARE Workshop
A two session workshop for family and friends of persons with
chronic health conditions
(e.g. diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, MS, mental illness; but
NOT moderate/late stage dementia)
You are an essential partner in your family member’s/friend’s
chronic condition management. Come learn some tips and strategies
to become an effective partner.
Call Brenda at Caregivers Nova Scotia at 421-7390 to register for this
FREE 2 session workshop:
Session One Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Session Two Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
LOCATION: 3433 Dutch Village Road
Suite 2
Halifax, NS
TIME: 10am – 12 Noon
Ample Parking in the Shoppers Drug Mart on Dutch Village Road.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Your Opportunity

We are seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the volunteer Board of Directors for the
Capital District Health Authority. Capital Health is the largest integrated academic health district in the Maritimes. It provides core adult health services to 40 per cent of Nova Scotians, and specialist services to the province and region. The district operates 39 facilities in 10 sites in the Halifax Regional Municipality and the western portion of Hants County.

Board members are also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and the Board of Management Nova Scotia Hospital.

As a prospective member, you may have:
• Financial experience,
• Strong legal experience,
• Capital development experience,
• Business acumen relative to large scale corporate operations, and
• An understanding of health care quality.

You will have:
• Demonstrated community leadership.

You are:
• Committed to working with board members, executive management, community health boards and other stakeholders to achieve healthier people and communities.

Board appointments are selected through two separate processes. One-third of the members are appointed
directly by the Minister of Health and Wellness. Two thirds are appointed by the Minister from a list of names submitted by the health authority’s nominating committee, comprising local individuals representing the district’s seven Community Health Boards (CHB's).

Opportunities to represent:
◆ Southeastern area (incl. Eastern Passage, Cow Bay,Cole Harbour, Cherry Brook/Lake Loon, North
Preston, East Preston, Mineville, Lawrencetown);
◆ Eastern Shore Musquodoboit area;
◆ Halifax area;
◆ Cobequid area;
◆ Dartmouth area;
◆ Chebucto West area;
◆ West Hants / Uniacke area

We will also be accepting applications for these areas for future vacancies.
If local health care is important to you, send in your letter of application for Board membership today.

Please include a brief résumé that matches your qualifications to the selection criteria.

For selection criteria visit

We begin processing applications on: Aug. 25, 2011 for appointments commencing Dec 2011; and
Jan. 19, 2012 for appointments commencing May 2012.

For more information on the Capital District Health Authority, visit
To learn more about the appointment process visit:
Look under “Non-Adjudicative”
Select: “Process Overview”

Friday, August 12, 2011

Depression: What is it all about?

Location: Fairview Family Resource Centre-Parent ‘n Tot, Fairview United Church Hall
Date: September 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 to 11:30

Content of workshop will include the following:
- What is depression?
- Prevalence of depression
- How do we diagnose depression?
- Why do people get depressed?
- How do we treat depression?

To register please speak to Deborah in the office or by calling 443-9569. You are able to register now for this workshop.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Outpatient Art Group

Do you have an interest in art? Are you currently involved with the Early Psychosis, Mood Disorder program or another community based mental health program at Capital Health?

If Yes, please join us for the Outpatient Art Group!

Where: 9th floor Abbie Lane Art Room
When: Tuesdays @ 6:00pm

No experience required!

Please contact: Tara Harnish @ 473-4068 to sign up