Monday, April 29, 2013

Community Meeting

Chebucto West and Halifax Community Health Boards Invite you to:

Tell Us About Your Health Concerns!

Where: Keshan Goodman Library
When: June 3, 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Our health plan depends on hearing from as many people as possible. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns and complete our survey!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Halifax Health Board Grant Opportunities

We’re looking for great ideas!

Project funding for 2013 will focus on the following four priority areas:
·       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 Cathy Leslie at 487-0592 or

Deadline for applications is 4:30 pm Friday May 3, 2013.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Halifax Community Health Board is accepting applications to the Community Development Fund from qualified non-profit and community based organizations.

FREE Self-management Workshop in HRM

Your Way to Wellness spring workshop schedule now available!
Do you have an ongoing health condition?
For example: arthritis, diabetes, COPD, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, asthma or high blood pressure?
Join us for Your Way to Wellness!
This free workshop helps adults with chronic (ongoing) health conditions overcome daily challenges, take action and live a healthy life!
Groups meet weekly (2 ½ hours) for six weeks and are led by trained volunteers (most of whom have chronic conditions themselves).
Participants learn how to:

• Set goals and problem solve
• Improve communication with health care providers, family and friends
• Eat healthier and become more active
• Manage symptoms
• Make daily tasks easier
• Improve self-confidence
• Manage fear, anger and frustration


To pre-register contact Stephanie at 473-7709 or
For more information visit
Upcoming Sessions
Pre-registration is required.
Bayers Road Centre, Halifax
Thursdays, April 11 - May 16
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
East Dartmouth Community Centre, Dartmouth
Mondays, May 6 – June 17 (no class May 20)
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Garden Road Library, Halifax
Tuesdays, May 7 – June 11
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth
Thursdays, May 9 – June 13
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sackville Public Library, Lower Sackville
Fridays, May 10 – June 14
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Canada Games Centre, Halifax (Clayton Park)
Thursdays, May 23 – June 27
6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Stephanie Wood
Coordinator, Your Way to Wellness
Primary Health Care, Capital Health
T: 902.473.7709

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Capital Health Addiction and Mental Health Program

Are you affected by a loved one’s substance use or gambling?

Join us for a six-week education group for family members, partners and close friends of those harmfully involved with drugs, alcohol and/or gambling.

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
April 3-May 8, 2013

Halifax Community-Based Services
1673 Bedford Row

Topics include:
·        Promoting positive communication and self care
·        Enabling behavior and boundaries
·        Developing strategies to engage loved ones
·        Exploring the leisure health connection
·        Pharmacology 101 – Q&A 

Questions? Interested in signing up?

If you are a current Addictions Program client, please call
Patrick (424-7201) or Candice (424-7203)

New to the Addictions Program?
Call Central Intake (424-8866) to start the registration process

Thinking about change?
Concerned about someone's involvement with alcohol, other drugs and/or gambling?Our team of healthcare professionals is here to help!
Contact us to learn more, explore options or register for a program.
Call 424-8866 (toll free 1-866-340-6700) or visit

Happy Spring, fellow gardeners!

Common Roots Urban Farm will have garden plots available to community organizations, groups, or any other individuals who may be interested. Individuals and groups who apply for the plot program are invited to sign up for as many as two plots at one time. Plots are 4’ x 12’ by 14” deep, and the seasonal fee is $30.00 per plot.

Plots are going fast, so hurry and sign up!

We look forward to another great growing season with you! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Plot Program Coordinating Team,
Common Roots Urban Farm