January 2019

NECC January 9th, 2019 North Branch Library


African Heritage Month: Opening Night

Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Share in this special community event and celebrate the launch and 35th anniversary of African Heritage Month


Nick Stoddard – Veith House Facilitator: nick.stoddard[@]veithhouse.ns.ca

*Veith House presents Mud Craft: Registrations is now open for June 2019: Help Veith House Raise funds for the community this summer!

*Veith House is under construction

*Mobile Food Market: Friday, January 25, 2019, 3:00 PM  4:30 PM @ Northwood Apartments Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:30 AM  11:00 AM


Elinor Crosby : Branch Manager for Halifax North Memorial: crosbye[@]halifax.ca

*Program – info session on foster care & adoption Thursday, January 24, 2019 (6:30 PM 8:30 PM) For more information visit fostercare.novascotia.ca

*Community health on diabetes 9:30-12

*All abilities Yoga January 10th 7-8: 30 pm free – accessible for anyone in the community. Join instructor, Dawn J. Collins for a 1-hour introduction to traditional yoga for all skill levels. The class is trauma-informed (safe for persons who have experienced effects of trauma) and accessible to differing abilities and all levels of fitness.

*Baby’s First Books: Friday 10:30 0-18 months  In this program, babies hear stories, songs, rhymes, and interact with other babies. Parents and caregivers learn new songs and fun things to do with the baby, plus have some social time with other grown-ups.

*Storytime Thursday at 10:30 Ages 3-5 BMO Room | Floor 2

Toddler Program Friday after baby’s first books. Tales for Tots

*YMCA Homework club Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM) newcomers and longtime residents of Canada Ages 12-18

*AHM Black Jazz in Halifax 31st at the NBL


Kate Moon – HRM Community Developer @GD centre: moonl[@]halifax.ca

Community grants are happening and open now – Deadline end of March 31st, 2019 Peter Greeken halifax.ca/communitygrants

One organization can apply for multiple grants for diff projects


Shelley Baccardax – Dietician – sbaccardax[@]nechc.com

Claire – student – 3 month placement – nutrition[@]nechc.com

*Community Pantry for kids: pantry that supplies snacks for kids 2 snacks per day 10-20 families to pick up snacks for kids

End of February start date. Next Monday, small focus group – caregivers to come in and answer questions on how the project will suit their needs. Sandra Parker is the contact. The beginning phase of the program – commit to 6 weeks or 8 weeks. Evaluate, see what changes to make

*Dental Program at the Health Centre: Free for anyone

Trying to develop our youth dental program youth under 14 years old

Runs from Monday-Friday


Rachel Hfx Cycling Coalition:

*Winter Bike Week Feb 2019

*Waterfront Winterful  HSS birthday party the 8th

*Bike awards – outstanding bikers

*Bike to work day


Phoebe: phoebeb.hacl[@]gmail.com

HFX Association for Community Living

*One-on-one support flexible for anyone – no waitlist

*Support groups

*January 23rd Community LIving Through – self-advocates for poor people with disabilities: Documentary filmmaker talking about inclusion

*Parent support groups. 2 Tuesday of the month –

*Tea n Talk @ 11 am Alderney Landing

2 Wednesday Support group – School issues

February 13th @ Veith House

*Onsite Respite


Barry Schimital Dept of Community Services: Barry.Schmidl[@]novascotia.ca

*Educate to work for Dependents – in receipt of income assistance

Supports families who want to go to NSCC

Half tuition @ NSCC, 100% of books, mandatory students fees and employment caseworker for counseling and support.

Still have to apply for student assistance but the amount would be reduced

Can get more info from the caseworker

Applies to students in a FLEX program as well

As long as you are a dependent full time in school you count

Alternative Family Care – Kids involved with child welfare – taken from parents they are living with.

Caregiver gets start-up support to offset costs for a new child in the home.

Not taxable

Does not impact eligibility for income tax or low-income tax


Marika Parris: marika[@]gonorthhalifax.com

Event Coordinator for North End Business Association

Wants to help support organizations and businesses


Rosa: 1s266790[@]dal.ca Lisa Roberts Office: Social media and communications & outreach

*Means to support the community and offer assistance to those who need help

*Community-based events – surplus funds to help out

*Community conversations – neighborhood economies, climate, etc. Location is the Bus Stop Theatre. Not a permanent place


Kathy Smith: kathy.dillmansmith[@]halifax.ymca.ca – YMCA Employment Services: Job Developer – CBSA for women Feb 1st in Sackville 30 women

*Fogg Construction is looking for support – building a hotel in Dartmouth, really need the help and support.