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
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Joan’s Table is a meal donation program for individuals who formerly experienced long-term homelessness. Through community coordination, they make and deliver meals on a routine basis to the 12 tenants of the Herring Cove Apartments, which is an affordable, supportive living environment dedicated to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness, abuse, trauma, and/or alcohol dependency.
Joan’s Table works in partnership with Shelter Nova Scotia to provide meals as part of the Adopt-a-meal Program. A hearty meal provides nourishment to the mind and body and is one of the best ways to regain health, forge a positive community, achieve dignity, and experience companionship.
Halifax, Nova Scotia