NECC Roundtable -May 1, 2019


  • NECC BBQ June 19th

  • Looking for donations for food and beverages

  • Entertainment has been planned

Martha- North End Parent Resource Center

  • Baby time

  • Youth cooking

  • Dads program

  • Aqua size: Tuesday 10-11am

  • Craft May 27th 1-2pm

  • Art program: twice a month

  • June 15th beautification center


Ashley- Girls & women advocacy w/ Justice system: Coverdale


  • Weekly drop in at Nova Scotia art gallery

  • Drop in: Wednesdays from 2-4

  • Self-advocacy program May 14th

  • Looking for volunteers: court workers

  • Mother’s Day appeal: support to women

  • AGM: June 16th BOM room at the library



Scarlett- Halifax Community Health Team


  • May 6th: food and mood

  • Ready set move: Halifax north library

  • Take charge of your stress: June 4th-25th in the afternoon

  • Looking for anyone for low intensity exercise program: 10-week program


Jennifer- Andy Fillmore’s Office


  • Pancake breakfast: free, 11-1pm at mother Theresa church

  • Job fair for veterans at NSCC 9-3pm Saturday


Food Center Mulgrave Park


  • May 11th: brunch and bingo 11-1pm

  • Hiring based programs

  • Two junior leaders: ages 14-15

  • Let’s make it happen program:

    • Employability program

    • Ages 15-19

    • Employment skills

    • Budgeting

    • Interview skills

    • Placements during the week 9-12 hours are paid by the center

    • Businesses in the north end


Elinor- North End Memorial Public library

  • After school homework club,

    • Youth

    • Newcomers

    • Wednesdays 330-5pm

  • Babies first books program

  • After school drop

    • Thursdays

  • Age and heritage month

    • Chinese dessert cooking

  • Toddle times

    • Thursday mornings

  • Pop up library at the market


Alex- Veith House

  • Recovery group,

    • May 8th and May 22nd

    • Peer support

  • Newcomers every month, English classes, French classes, summer programs

  • Urban farm starting in the next couple of weeks, growing food


Rachel- Cycling Coalition


  • May 14th

  • Ride and grind May 28th

  • Bike week

    • Week of bike activities all over HRM

    • Movie screening

  • Annual general meeting June 25th

  • Looking for treasurer


Matthew- YMCA Immigrants Center


  • Crisis intervention programs,

    • Mobile in communities within HRM

  • Connect newcomers to resources

  • Volunteer tutors 330-5pm on Wednesdays



Harry- Access to Justice

  • Talk justice

    • Qualitative research project

    • Going around the province and collect stories


    • you can find all the information about any programs and read stories and there is a survey to take


Steven- HRCE, Parent Navigator


  • Parent concerns about their kids transiting up into the next grade

  • Looking for summer camp options for parents

    • Free or minimal cost

  • Halifax community investment fund

    • Scholarships available


Adam- Halifax Pride


  • Festival line launched in June

  • Looking for more people to get involved, specifically youth

  • Parade on July 20th

  • Gottingen walk party, Saturday July 22nd

  • Hiring new summer staff in the upcoming weeks


Kate- Community Developer for the Peninsula

  • Community art project

  • $4,000 to offer

  • Looking for other organizations to fund more

  • Application posted on website

  • Hope blooms

    • Community kitchen

    • Interested in hearing from others in the community about how the kitchen can be useful in the community such as programs that it can be used for

  • North park community art unveiling on the commons July 18th


Ashley: Business is Jamming


  • iCode program,

    • Ages 15-19

    • Free

    • Thursday Tuesday 4-6pm

    • Build robots

    • Program video games

    • Based on engagement, 1 student gets a free laptop at the end of the program

  • Scholarship,

    • Art call submission

    • Deadline has passed but will be doing again next year

    • Province wide

    • youth ages 8-30

  • Free summer camps,

    • Social entrepreneurship camp

  • Hiring one camp counsellor, junior counsellors

  • Provincial call for role models

    • Role models on the road

    • Career professionals into the schools



Melissa: Art Society


  • Program drop in, mostly free

  • Open studio throughout the year

    • 2-430pm week days

    • 5-7pm Friday and Saturday

    • All ages

    • 2nd floor

  • Afternoon shift,

    • Aimed at youth ages 15-30

    • Everyone welcome

    • Mental health focus

    • Admission covered

  • Art bikers

    • Hiring new team for the summer

  • Creative spirit east

    • Adults with disabilities

    • Mental health accessing art classes  


Herbert- ISANS


  • Workshops to create awareness for immigrants and newcomers to create a welcoming environment for them

  • Super Nova

    • Community immigrant potluck

    • Free

    • June 27th 4-7 or 8pm Halifax at West High School

  • Work with refugees

    • June 17th 2-4pm


Sara - WeeCare


  • Daycare center

  • Space for more infants


Mary- Family SOS


  • Courage to give back awards

    • Unsung youth

    • Amazing grace

    • Unsung hero award


  • Nominations are open, 5-minute process,

  • Expand BIA program, expansion of gives, training included

  • 8 weeks summer camp for Spryfield youth

  • 2 weeks teens Halifax, Spryfield and Dartmouth

  • Healthy moms and dads group going on now but starting new intake soon


Irvine: Community YMCA


  • Focus group

    • CBC on policing

    • Open to the public at 7pm May 1st

  • Summer camps: full at the moment

  • Names can be put on waiting list

  • Cost $80 per week for the camp

  • Indoor soccer

    • Tuesdays 3-530pm

    • Snacks will be provided

  • Grand opening of youth zone

    • May 16th youth have developed a space at the Y that is entirely theirs

  • Fitness classes 7am

  • Yoga

  • Spring basketball leagues

    • Starting Monday 6-8 14 and under

    • Tuesdays 16 and under

    • Completely free


Natasha: Caring & learning center, Mulgrave Park

  • Beautification day,

    • looking for volunteers

    • May 25th