Friday, October 17, 2014

Community Health Team

Your community... Your health… Your voice!

Come make your voice heard at an open conversation and receive a $10 grocery gift certificate for your time.

Capital Health & the IWK Health Centre are opening a Community Health Team on the:

Halifax Peninsula

You can help shape the free health and wellness programs that will be offered in your community.

Plan to attend one of our conversations:

Maritime Hall (Halifax Forum)

Highland Park Jr High
2901 Windsor Street
October 21:  9:30am–12:00pm
October 21:  6:00pm–8:30pm

           3479 Robie Street
             October 22:  6:00pm–8:30pm

Space is limited, so call early to ensure a seat. Snacks will be provided.

Please call to register at 902-487-0652. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wellness Expo


Wellness Expo in Halifax FALL 2014

Wellness EXPO in Halifax
October 18-19, 2014

Early Bird Ticket Pricing
The price at the door is:
$8 for a day pass and $12 for a weekend pass. (Early Price $5)

By regiserting online in advance (before October 14th) you can receive a Full Weekend Pass for only $5.
Passes Include:
  • All Seminars and Workshops.
  • Access to Exhibits Featuring the Latest and Greatest in Health, Wellness and Personal Growth..
  • Learn, Grow and Have Fun all weekend long.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2014 Volunteer Conference

Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Conference - Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22, 2014
Now in its 14th year, the Volunteer Conference gives residents an opportunity to participate in training, networking and learning equipping them with the tools to become more effective in their volunteer work and to help enhance the strong leadership base in the region.
The conference includes:
* A wide selection of interactive and informative sessions
* Dynamic and experienced speakers
* Lunch and refreshments
* Networking opportunities
* Participant welcome packages
* Community showcase
Harbourview Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, 101 Wyse Road
Special thanks to TELUS for supporting the 2014 Volunteer Conference.  
For more information:



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Getting Started Schedule for Fall 2014- Smoking Cessation


A Getting Started information session can support you to make choices about your use of tobacco products. There is no need to register, just drop by! For further information, please call
902-424-2025 or check out

An ongoing offer of support for those taking action to address their tobacco addiction.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hants Community Hospital
89 Payzant Drive, Windsor, NS
Conference Room A
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Every Thursday
Community Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road, Spryfield
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Monday, September 29, 2014
Cobequid Community Health Ctr.
40 Freer Lane, Lwr Sackville, NS
Room 3217
Noon – 1:00 p.m.


Wednesday October 1, 2014
Dartmouth Community Health Team
58 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth
Conference Room
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, 22637 Hwy 7, Sheet Harbour.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Every Thursday
Community Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road, Spryfield
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Thursday, October 2, 2014
Metro Works
2nd Floor, Room 5
(Above Pharmasave)
12280 Highway 224
Middle Musquodoboit
10:00 – 11:00 am

Friday, October 17, 2014
Dartmouth North Community Ctr.
134 Pinecrest Drive, Dartmouth
Conference Room
3:00- 4:00 p.m.


Every Thursday
Community Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road, Spryfield
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Monday, November 17, 2014
Cole Harbour Place
51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour
Compass Room
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
QE II Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer St., Halifax
Royal Bank Theatre
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

To learn more, please call

Every Tuesday
Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1070, Dartmouth
Noon – 1 p.m.

Every Tuesday
Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre
2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Check in at front desk
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday
Halifax Community Based Services
1673 Bedford Row, Halifax
Noon - 1 p.m.

Every Wednesday (Freedom Gp) Community Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road, Spryfield
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

**Please arrive at 11:30 a.m. on your first visit to the Halifax group to register.

For more information about our program please call 902-424-2025

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Jen's Story

We to share with you, stories from our volunteers. Up first is the story of one of the Halifax Community Health Board members, Jen Powley. Here is a snapshot of her experience in joining, and participating with the board.

As a quadriplegic, I have assistants with me for nearly all my waking hours. I hired Jesse as a neurology student. She told me about applying for a Community Development Fund grant through the Halifax Community Health Board to help run a summer day camp. She was planning to run it in order to introduce seniors to the arts and convince them that they could be creative. She encouraged me to apply to sit on the Health Board so I could pick “worthy applicants” like her.
I did apply to the Health Board, but then steered clear of selecting grant recipients.
Though I am not directly involved in deciding who gets funding, the fact that we empower community members to improve the health of their fellow community members is the thing I’m most proud of.
Working for the Ecology Action Centre as the transportation co-ordinator, I was well-versed on how detrimental the automobile was for both human health and for the health of our planet. Part of me feels like I should take that knowledge and apply it to the work of the Health Board, but I’m also well-versed in both municipal and provincial politics. I feel this is a more unique strength that I can capitalize on to help move health issues forward with decision-makers, as well as community advocates.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Volunteer opening on Halifax Community Health Board

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 487-0571 or email

Deadline for applications is Wednesday April 30, 2014

We're looking for great ideas!

Halifax Community Health Board

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 2014 will focus on the following four priority areas:
  • Health Inequities          
  • Mental Health and Stress
  • Access to Health Services and Information 

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 Sarah Blades at 225-7480 or

Deadline for applications is 4:30 pm
Friday April 25th, 2014.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Your Way to Wellness: Free Workshop!

There are lots of things YOU can do to manage your chronic illness!

Join us for a free, six-week workshop that offers tools to deal with conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, diabetes,
heart disease, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.

Groups meet weekly (2 ½ hours) for 6 weeks and are led by trained volunteers.
You’ll meet other people who understand what you’re going through – because they are, too.

Learn and practice:
• Taking steps to live a healthier life
• Setting goals and problem solving
• Managing your symptoms, fears, and frustrations
• Enjoying a healthier, active life

Upcoming Workshops: Spring / Summer 2014

Lr. Sackville: Tuesdays, April 1 to May 6, 10:00am - 12:30pm (First Lake Sobeys Community Room)
Tuesdays, April 8 to May 13, 6:15am - 8:45pm (Tantallon Superstore Community Room)
Dartmouth: Tuesdays, April 15 to May 20, 1:00pm - 3:30pm (Alderney Manor)                
Fridays, May 9 to June 13, 2:30pm - 5:00pm (Hants Community Hospital )
Halifax: Tuesdays, June 10 to July 22*, 1:00pm - 3:30pm (Keshen Goodman Library)
*no class July 1

Sign up for Your Way to Wellness today!
Registration is required. Space is limited.
Call: 473-7709 Email: Website:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Common Roots Urban Farm

Common Roots Urban Farm

ask a question. plant a seed.

Come learn what's going on at the corner of Bell & Robie.
Get a free pack of seeds.
Planting activities for kids.
See what seed you can plant for more healthy food and landscapes in HRM.

At P'Lovers
February Saturday 22nd
3-5 pm

Friday, January 24, 2014

Parents of Teens with ADHA

Parents of Teens with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Support Group Mulgrave Park, Halifax

“Fact-Finding Mission”

Help us offer support suited to your needs

Join us and share your experiences.

Where: Phoenix Youth and Community Centre Mulgrave Park, 60 Jarvis Lane, Halifax; off Duffus Street

When: Monday January 27th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
For Whom: Open to anyone, who has a teen with ADHD (does not have to be diagnosed)
For child-minding contact Phoenix Youth & Community Centre @ 444-3401
Facilitator: Kendall O’Connor
For more information and/or to sign up on our email-list 
contact: Maya 461-1761

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bell Aliant's - ShineALight on Mental Health

Join the conversation and #ShineALight on mental health

Join Bell Aliant on Saturday, January 25 at 5:30 PM in Halifax’s Grand Parade to #ShineALight on mental health. 

Watch City Hall become the canvas for a spectacular 3D light show never seen before in Halifax.
Meet us there for free BeaverTails and hot chocolate.
Be part of the excitement and #ShineALight.

 Register below to let us know we’ll see you there. 

*Weather date January 26. BeaverTails/hot chocolate while quantities last.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Neighbourhood Leadership workshop

January 2014

Neighbourhood Leadership Workshop

We're pleased to announce an exciting free training session on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 1-5PM.
Planning & Design Centre is working with Jim Diers to deliver an afternoon workshop that is geared toward individuals working at the community level (neighbourhood associations, non-profits, community developers,NGOs, planners and others across the province. 

This interactive training session will cover various topics including: Building broad and inclusive community participation, identifying underutilized community strengths, role of neighborhood planning in community building, how community, NGOS and government can work together. 

Jim Diers is an internationally recognized leader on neighbourhood action and participatory democracy. Jim founded and directed the Department of Neighbourhoods in Seattle for 14 years, introducing transformative community programs such as the neighbourhood matching fund, neighbourhood planning, and the leading national community agriculture programs. Jim's work was recognized by the Ford Foundation and Kennedy School of Government as one of the most innovative local government programs in the United States. Jim is also author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way.

Open Invitation, participants must register limited spots available
Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave, Room 307
January 21, 2014, 1:00-5:00 PM, Coffee and Snacks
More info at 

Jim Diers: Sparking Community Action 

Planning & Design Centre is excited to invite you to a free public lecture on Tuesday January 21,2014 at 7PM at McCain Building at Dal. 

Jim Diers will provide a presentation sharing some of his experience on neighbourhood action from Seattle before a short panel discussion on the role of neighbourhoods and community action in building a resilient and healthy Halifax Regional Municipality.

Special thanks to our sponsor, US Consulate!

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In This Issue

• Neighbourhood Workshop
• Neighbourhood Power Lecture

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