NECC Roundtable - December 2019

*** Apologies for any missed information in this months notes ***


Matthew Richie (YMCA crisis)
-Newcomers programs
-Committee with HRP to Navigate crisis 
-3 Mobile crisis units to navigate family issues 
-Somali speaking crisis workers available 
- ISANS Holiday Open House 3-6:30 (Didn’t catch the date…)

Joe blackwood (YouthNet Facilitator)        
- Teen Programs in January
- Art connections


Barb (library)
- Desperate for ELO Volunteers 

Lisa Roberts (MLA)
- open house 680 young street 6:30 Friday December 6th 

Megan Hansford (adsum house) Housing support
- Dec. 24th annual gift giveaway

Adrienne Malloy (Rotary club)
- Attended an info session about the 2020 indigenous games – 5000+ athletes from all over Canada. Should be a great event. 

Meaghan Dalton HRM
- Nominations for volunteer awards
- Volunteer conference was a success.
- applications for community gardens will be due in March
- Job Fair VIP Kids- Teach global- Work Local Dec. 19th 1:00-3:00
- Mosque job fair in Feb. 

Kathy Dillman-Smith YMCA NS Works
- There is the capacity to support people receive necessary trainings (first aid, criminal record checks, etc.) and other barriers to employment. 

Lindell Smith Counsellor for North-end 
- Dec. 6th Memorial Service for firefighters of Halifax explosion
- Africville Tree Lighting event on December 8th
- Egg Laying Fow Regulations
- Zoning Bylaws -corridors- residential/institutional

Family SOS 
- Snowsuit fund Successful 300+ people outfitted for winter
- Jan. 15th Recognize individuals in the community at the Courage to Give Back Awards.  

Phil (Service Canada)
- Promote Benefits of service Canada     
- Mobile social insurance 
- Passport office and service Canada merge to 1800 Argyle 

Tressa and Stephen -- HRCE
- Parent Navigators 

Greg & Karen from Legal Aid 
- Assist parents involved with child services
- Early intervention – Family placement > Foster placement 

Cheyenne Community Health Team
- Holiday open house drop-in 2-4 Friday December 6

Jen from Salvation Army 
- Toy/food holiday support Dec. 9th deadline
- Only need I.D for family members 

Schizophrenia  Society 
- Peer Support for mental illness every Thursday- 1 on 1 peer support 
- Monthly Family support group for families supporting loved ones with mental illness 
- Monthly Board game Program 
- Holiday Drop-in Open House December 19th.

Parvaneh -- MetroWorks
- Newcomer women employment support
- Provides opportunities to volunteer with local social enterprises


Erica -- Pharmasave North-end 
- Bloom Program – free- no waitlist- goal setting
- Navigation to resources
- Self Diagnosis***


Carla – Pheonix Youth  
- Dec. 10th Community Dinner for Mulgrave residents 5:30-7:30
- Junior High party on Dec. 17th 3-6pm Highland park Junior high
- Dec 19th High school Party-- Only 10 spots available for dinner and Neptune Theatre, register through Carla or Doug at Pheonix
- Dec 14th Needham 1-4pm , santa , gifts , prizes, games
- Phoenix Youth Holiday party Dec. 12th @ Olympic hall. There will be santa, dinner, free, no registration required but is appreciated. 5:00-8:00pm
- Free tutoring 


Adam -- Halifax Pride
- Hiring someone full-time for communications and marketing
- Two contract positions are available for Two-spirit Gathering Coordinators