Monday, April 16, 2012

Bowl-a-Thon to "Strike Out Stigma"

The Halifax-Dartmouth Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is delighted to invite you
to its Second Annual Bowl-a-Thon to "Strike Out Stigma" and support the branch and the work it does in
our community.

Please join CMHA on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at Bayers Road Bowl-a-Rama, 7.00pm-10.00pm for
Cosmic Bowling. Register a team (5 players per team), or join an existing one. The Registration Fee is $10.00 per person and
each participant will receive a pledge sheet. ALL proceeds from this event will support the social and recreational programs CMHA-Halifax-Dartmouth provides to its members and the wider community.

AND there will also be a draw for two "Wellness Baskets". Each basket contains a variety of products and services that have been donated
from local businesses that promote health and wellness in our community.

Join us on April 28th and help reduce mental health stigma, one string at a time.

For more information, or to register, please contact Bev Cadham at 463-2187, Donna Phillips at 455-0072 .

Friday, April 13, 2012

Free public lecture on Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Care Nova Scotia will host a free public lecture about colorectal cancer on May 15th between 7 and 8:30 p.m. in Halifax. The lecture will also be available in communities across the province through video conference. Dr. Bruce Colwell, a medical oncologist, will talk about screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of colorectal cancer.

For more information visit or call 1-866-599-2267.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

We're looking for great people!

Halifax Community Health Board is seeking volunteer board members interested in creating a healthier community. We serve residents of Fairview, North End Halifax, Downtown, Northwest Arm, South End Halifax, and Connaught/Quinpool.

We want our Board to reflect our community, so diversity, gender balance and the age of our members is important to us. If you are interested in a healthier Halifax, we want to hear from you!

For more information please contact Laurie MacNeil at or 487-0571.
Deadline for applications is Monday, April 30, 2012.
You can also check us out on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxCHB.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Social Media: Need Some Help?

The Halifax Community Health Board and FUSION Halifax are partnering to support community non-profits working in health and social issues to better understand and meet their social media needs. The event will take place on Friday April 27th 2012 at The Learning Incubator (LINC Room 2600, Killiam Library, Dalhousie University) from 9am to 3pm.

Participants from community-based organizations serving the Halifax peninsula and Fairview areas will engage with FUSION members and partner organizations working in social media, communications, and public relations. These social media advisors will be on hand to help grassroots community groups working to address health and social issues to incorporate various types of social media into their work.

Social media “experts” will be on hand to deliver mini hands-on workshops on using tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, and Google+. So that we can best understand the social media needs of your organization,  registration forms need to be received by April 18th, 2012. If you would like a registration form please contact Laurie MacNeil (902) 487-0571.

Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect this event to fill up quickly – to guarantee your spot, please register as soon as possible. One participant per organization.

We ask that participants bring their own laptops to the event. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know when you register as we may be able to make one available to you for the day.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Participation Changes Everything

With the assistance of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Dalhousie University will be conducting eight free workshops in various locations throughout Nova Scotia. These workshops will cover topics that will be of interest to voters and to potential candidates in the 2012 municipal elections. Topics include; what does municipal government do and why should I care, how to choose a good municipal councillor and should I consider running for municipal office?

Each workshop will be about three hours long and will be conducted in a friendly, interesting and interactive manner. Individuals who are thinking about running for municipal council, want to work on an election campaign, are thinking about becoming more involved in their municipality or just want to learn more about municipal government will find these workshop valuable. We view these workshops as providing a unique opportunity to promote greater civic involvement

Workshop leaders will be drawn from Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education, the Province of Nova Scotia as well as current and retired municipal councillors. There is no charge for the workshops.

In the near future we will be sending you some posters and informational flyers to help us in promoting these workshops. I know that you share our enthusiasm over the prospect of encouraging more people to become more informed and more involved. Please help us to make these opportunities known in your municipality.

Free workshop dates and locations are as follows. All workshops run from 6pm -9pm

April 20 Port Hawkesbury – NSCC Strait Area Campus Rm. 130

May 4 Berwick – Berwick and District Lions Club – Community Room

May 9 Bridgetown– Fire Hall

May 16 Stellarton – NSCC Pictou Campus Cafeteria

May 24 Bridgewater – NSCC Lunenburg Campus Rm. C112

May 25 Yarmouth – NSCC Yarmouth Campus Rm. C181

June 8 Dartmouth – NSCC Waterfront Campus Rm. 3736

June 15 Amherst – NSCC Cumberland Campus Rm. 154

A free campaign school will be held June 23rd at the NSCC Truro Campus (Sloan Hall, Salon C) from 10:30am-3:30pm for people more specifically interested in working on a campaign or running in the next election. Contact Shelby Lang to Register.

For more information contact: Shelby Lang - Project Coordinator: 902-494-7459 Jack Novack - Professor and Program Director Public Sector Programs: 902-494-6478