Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Community Development Fund

We’re looking for great ideas!

Halifax Community Health Board is accepting applications to the Community Development Fund from qualified non-profit and community based organizations.

Project funding for 2012 will focus on the following four priority areas from Our Healthy Future: A Community Health Plan for 2010-2013.

• Health inequities
• Mental health
• Sense of belonging
• Physical activity and Healthy eating

Halifax Community Health Board serves residents of Halifax peninsula and Fairview. Projects must take place in and serve residents of our area. Grants of up to $2,500 are available. Projects may be funded partially or in full.

To find out more about funding criteria and to discuss your idea, please contact Susan Dunn at 487-0592 or susan.dunn@cdha.nshealth.ca

Deadline for applications is 4:30 pm Friday April 27, 2012. Late applications will not be accepted.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

HRM Bike Week

Get Involved in Bike Week May 25 - June 3, 2012

HRM Bike Week is designed to celebrate, educate and increase participation in all types of cycling throughout the Region.

Have an idea for Bike Week? Organize your own event! We encourage events of all sizes! Fill out the registration form attached and send it to the address provided or go to www.halifax.ca/bikeweek/Registration.html.
• Are you a non-profit or individual interested in organizing an event?
• Do you want to volunteer during Bike Week?
• Does your school want to participate in Bike Week?
• Are you a business wanting to hold an event or workshop for your employees?
• Does your business want to participate in some other way?

Some event ideas:
• Lead a bike ride (historic ride, trail ride, city sightseeing tour, style ride, night ride, family ride, etc.)
• Organize a bike fashion show
• Run a photo contest or exhibit
• Coordinate a bike art show
• Host a bicycle movie night
• Invite a guest speaker to talk about engaging your community in safe, enjoyable cycling
• Host a bicycle maintenance clinic
• Offer a bicycle education workshop (e.g. CanBike)

All events must be registered with HRM and if you submit your registration form (below) before February 28th, you may be eligible to receive funding. We would be happy to receive event registration forms after this date but they will not be considered for funding and may not be mentioned in the Bike Week brochure. Please note that your organization may be required to hold public liability insurance depending on the nature of the event.

Please contact David MacIsaac at 490-1665 or macisad@halifax.ca with questions about registering your event or to help you get started with an idea.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Addictions 101 workshop

The Halifax Community Health Board presents: a free Addictions 101 workshop

Whether you are a community volunteer, service provider, concerned citizen or health professional, this workshop will help you respond to addiction needs in your community.

We’ll explore and discuss ...
• an overview of available programs and services
• substances and their effects
• the culture of alcohol use and related issues
• info session on fetal alcohol syndrome
• how to have a meaningful conversation about someone’s harmful involvement with drugs, alcohol and/or gambling
• how to support family members and others affected

When? Monday, March 26, 8:45 am-4:30 p.m
Where? 3825 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS B3L 4R6
Everyone is welcome to attend! Registration is limited.

Please RSVP to Laurie MacNeil at 487-0571 or email: laurie.macneil@cdha.nshealth.ca

Hosted by the Halifax Community Health Board
Speakers provided by Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services, Capital Health

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cafe Scientifique-The Rise in Childhood Bipolar Behaviours

What’s behind the extraordinary increase in the number of children being diagnosed with bipolar disorder? What are the possible causes and how is the diagnosis being made? Is this generation of children somehow more prone to this illness?

A Café Scientifique is a two-way discussion between health science researchers and the public. Join our panelists. Bring your questions and concerns. Refreshments provided.

7:00 pm Tuesday February 28, 2012

Just Us Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax

Monday, February 6, 2012

Can We Talk?: About new visions for the North End

Can We Talk?: About new visions for the North End

Your invitation to a DVD Screening and Discussion about the health and
social issues and opportunities facing Halifax's North End.

Dr. Ingrid Waldron of Dalhousie University's School of Occupational Therapy
invites you to a screening of a new DVD titled: "The North End: In Search of
a New Beginning" based on her 100 page research study "Identifying
Meaningful Occupations in Low Income, Racialized Communities in North End

Thursday, February 16, 2012
5.30pm - 8.30 pm
North Branch Public Library
2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax

This is a time for a broad range of interest groups and individuals to come
together in a way that will spark meaningful discussion and allow us to sit
together in small groups where we can work on creative solutions and first
steps inspired by the video and Waldron's findings.

Light dinner will be served.

RSVP Sarah Wakely at: pinkdogvideos@gmail.com or 429-3647

Phone: 902-494-4558

Friday, February 3, 2012

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Course.

Communities Addressing Suicide Together is pleased to announce that we are hosting an ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Course.

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

Date: Thursday April 26 & Friday April 27, 2012, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: First Baptist Church, 100 Ochterloney Street Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Instructors: Keith Brumwell & Michael Poworoznyk
Cost: $175.00
Limited bursaries are available for those with financial need. Pre-registration is required.

For more information on ASIST go to: http://www.livingworks.net/page/Applied%20Suicide%20Intervention%20Skills%20Training%20(ASIST)

If you have any questions, or wish to register, please contact:

Katelyn Bessette
Program Coordinator, Communities Addressing Suicide Together
Canadian Mental Health Association - Nova Scotia Division
63 King Street
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2R7
(902) 466-6600
1(877)466-6606 (toll-free)
(902) 466-3300 (fax)