Second Chances Community Band of Nova Scotia
The purpose of the Nova Scotia Second Chances Band Program is to encourage the musical learning of adults from our community and to provide them the opportunity to:
1. Learn how to read music and to play one of the musical instruments found in a concert band.
2. Rehearse and perform in a musical setting that allows the participants to feel that they are a contributing and integral part of the group as a whole. 3. Rehearse and perform music that is appropriate for the level of skill achieved by the performers.
4. Find unique and enjoyable opportunities to perform and share music in the community.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A community that is actively engaged in making Chebucto a healthy and vibrant place to live and work
Building connections to build community
Chebucto Connections helps residents participate in community life, from Armdale to the Pennants, by focusing on individual and community strengths. We identify and attract resources to increase opportunities for residents, groups and their communities, so we can work together to improve the quality of life throughout Eastern Chebucto Peninsula. We partner with community groups, agencies, businesses, institutions and governments to better serve their clients and focus their efforts on local interests and priorities.
Our values are based on a sense of community and a belief in the common good.
Security & Prosperity, and therefore we support initiatives that protect, enhance and attract resources to our communities.
Diversity & Inclusiveness, and therefore we welcome all viewpoints and serve to amplify marginalized voices.
Equity & Fairness, and therefore we are dedicated to assisting groups that work toward equitable access to resources.
Caring & Engagement, and therefore we seek to develop common understanding by listening and partnering to develop relationships that maximize results.
Transparency, and therefore we declare our associations with others and communicate responsibly when representing the Association as appropriate, while respecting confidentiality.
• We believe that every man, woman and child has an active role to play in their community.
• We believe that neighbourhood groups are the heart of every community.
• We believe that communities working together are stronger.
Linking Individuals to Groups
If you want to be more involved in your neighbourhood or community, Chebucto Connections offers help. Check out Getting Involved, or drop in to see us in our space in the Community Wellness Centre. We can help you find where you might fit.
Linking Groups to Individuals
Because of our beliefs, Chebucto Connections has also developed practical tools to help groups in their efforts to build a stronger community. These tools include information and tips on everything from ideas on fundraising, how to design clear brochures using plain language, ways to connect with youth and communicate with seniors, and how to attract and keep volunteers.
Linking Groups and Communities
At Chebucto Connections, we partner with community groups, agencies, businesses, institutions and governments to help them better serve their clients and focus their efforts on local interests and priorities. We do this through our Programs and by supporting Community Initiatives.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
YWCA Halifax is Halifax Regional Municipality’s only organization that builds economic security, promotes wellness, and creates opportunities for women, girls, and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.
YWCA is for, by, and about women and girls. They transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change. They strive to change the underlying causes and issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.
YWCA Halifax is one of the 32 Member Associations operating within YWCA Canada’s membership frameworks. The organization was one of the first YWCAs in Canada. They have been promoting women’s leadership, and meeting community needs for more than 140 years.
YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization. More than 32 Member Associations are operating in over 400 districts and communities across the country. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA, which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 120 countries.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
IronMatrix offers a wide variety of group fitness classes, personal training services and specialty programs and workshops to meet all of your health and fitness needs. They offer a full schedule of morning, lunchtime and evening group fitness classes as well as specialty programs such as mobility, kids programs, seniors’ fitness and more.
IronMatrix have created a warm and relaxing atmosphere to welcome clients of all fitness levels and abilities.
IronMatrix offer a wide variety of services to assist their members in pursuing their own personal health and fitness goals.
Classes are taught by qualified instructors who want you to get the most out of your workout while enjoying a fun and energetic class.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, tone your body, improve your cardiovascular fitness, relieve stress or just have fun with a group of friends, IronMatrix has something for everyone. They are passionate about health and fitness and want their members to feel comfortable in our facility.
IronMatrix invite you to visit their facility to enjoy a complimentary fitness class and chat about your health and fitness goals.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Chebucto Family Centre is a family resource center and community hub. Operating since 1887, with their roots as the Home of the Guardian Angel. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of families through the delivery of community-based programs. Annually supporting thousands of families throughout HRM.
Chebucto Family Centre’s programming includes: advocacy and support, health and wellness programs, community meals, prenatal and parenting classes, a Volunteer Doula Program, child and youth programming, emergency food bank, family playgroups and operating as a Family Home Day Care Agency. All of the programs are offered at no cost to participants.