Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dad's Literacy Program

Where: 3524 Dutch Village Road, across from Dairy Queen in the Fairview United Church Hall

When: Saturday, October 22, November 12, 26 from 10:00 to 12:00

The program is for dads, male caregivers, uncles, grandfathers and children baby to 6 years of age. The program will be facilitated by a dad. A healthy snack will be provided, fun and interactive games and art activities, a circle time with book sharing and songs and a nutrition component. The last session will be a Rhythm & Rhyme session.

To register please call 443-9569. Registration begins Friday, September 30 after 9:30.

For more information about our programs and services visit our website at www.parentntot.com

Funding for this program is made possible from FLIEF (Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund), Department of Labour & Workforce Development

There is no cost for this program.

HRM Volunteer Conference

The HRM Volunteer Conference is an opportunity for volunteers from the diverse communities of HRM to gather to network, train and celebrate together. HRM has been hosting the Conference for over 10 years. Each conference provides a wide selection of interactive & informative sessions, meals & refreshments, experienced speakers, a keynote, networking opportunities and resources for volunteers. This year’s volunteer conference will be:
November 18 & 19 at the Dartmouth Harbourview Holiday Inn
101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
To register: Call 490-4309 or email hrmvolunteerservices@halifax.ca For more information: www.halifax.ca/volunteerservices

Monday, September 19, 2011

Capital Health Week

Capital Health provides health programs and services to Nova Scotians from West Hants to Sheet Harbour, including Halifax Regional Municipality. Get to know us a bit better during Capital Health Week – a celebration to explore ways we can work together to improve health.

Join us for one of our FREE events hosted by the people of Capital Health:
Topics include:
• Self-Worth • Health Care Planning for Older Adults
• Arts in the Park • MyHealth Passports
• Stroke and Hypertension Awareness • Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle

Community Conversations

My Health. Our Community.
What does a sustainable health care system mean to you? Your voice counts. Join us for a Community Conversation.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
St. Philip Neri Hall, 8 Park Road
Musquodoboit Harbour

Wednesday, Sept. 28, noon to 2 p.m.
Alderney Gate Public Library
60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth

Friday, Sept. 30, 2 to 4 p.m.
Halifax North Memorial Public Library
2285 Gottingen St., Halifax

Health and Wellness Fair

Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bethune Ballroom, Victoria General Hospital
1276 South Park Street, Halifax

Check out demonstrations and information about a variety of health and wellness topics and learn more about some of the programs and services we offer at Capital Health. The fair will feature displays from Your Way to Wellness, Community Health Teams, District Stroke Program, Public Health, Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network, Healing and Cancer Foundation, QEII Foundation, Public Health, Sunshine Room, Capital Health Libraries and Halifax Public Libraries, Healthy Workplace, MyHealth Passport and more!

For more information and a detailed description of events, times and locations visit our website at http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/  or contact Margaret Angus at (902) 473-2726

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Privatization of Everything:Bioethics in the City II

1:30 pm, Tuesday September 20, 2011

Outdoor Amphitheatre, LeMarchant & University Ave.
Dalhousie University

Introduction - The Privatization of Knowledge
Matthew Herder LLM JSM

PublicTrust with Private Profit
Janice E. Graham PhD

Privatization, Profitization and Health Equity: Can We Talk About It?
Nuala Kenny OC MD FRCPC

Presented by:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Walk Halifax

Halifax Community Health Board has been involved in founding a new initiative called Walk Halifax, along with The Downtown Halifax Business Commission, The Hub Halifax, BALLE Nova Scotia and others. This fun initiative is meant to get those working downtown to be more engaged in the downtown, increase physical activity and create a sense of belonging in our community. Come out this Wednesday September 14th, to the Hub Halifax (1673 Barrington) from 12-1pm to learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved!

You can follow Walk Halifax at www.walkhalifax.ca, @walkhalifax, and also on Facebook.

Monday, September 12, 2011

World Breastfeeding Week Family Fair

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us to celebrate! Entertainment... face painting... activities for parents & children.

Join the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge! Breastfeeding mothers are invited to latch at 11am to help us reach our goal of having the most babies breastfeeding at the same time!

Submit a photo for our Breastfeeding Wall of Fame at the event or to keely.fraser@cdha.nshealth.ca and be entered to win a $50 Chapters gift card.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 10:30am-12:30pm

Newman Gardens at the IWK Health CentreFree admission.

In case of rain, celebration will be moved inside the IWK

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vision 2011-Community Conversation

The Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre and The North End Community Health Centre invites the community to
an event to share our vision on the proposal to purchase the old St. Pat’s - Alexandra School.

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Where: Warrington Park (beside St. Pat’s A School)
Time: 2pm to 6pm

There will also be a veggie sale, information booth, children's games, open air gallery and scrumptious food!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Living At Home Longer

Everyone wants to grow old at home, but many people need help doing that as safely and independently as possible. It’s important to plan ahead, and to know what home care resources will be available to you or a loved one.

Find out what programs may be available, who is eligible, how much programs cost and how to access them, as well as resources for caregivers.

Monday, September 19, 2011
Dartmouth Sportsplex (Nantucket Room), 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
5:30 pm Refreshments and displays
6 -7 pm Presentation and Q&A
Free Parking

Tuesday September 20, 2011
Keshen Goodman Public Library (Thomas Raddall Room),
330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax
5:30 pm Refreshments and displays
6 -7 pm Presentation and Q&A
Free Parking