Community Connections

Club Inclusion Movie Night

Join Club Inclusion for a movie night with friends at Club Halifax on Tuesday, March 15, from 7-9 pm! The movie will be chosen as a group and popcorn will be provided. This event is $20 and proof of vaccination is required to attend, please provide proof of vaccine booster (if applicable). You are allowed to bring a water bottle, or other drinks, and a snack with you. If you require 1:1 support please indicate this in your registration. 

Spaces are limited so sign up today! To register for this event email Linnea at linnea.clubinclusion@gmail.com

Club Inclusion Upcoming Programs

Club Inclusion is offering multiple online and in-person programs in March 2022! Registration for online is not required, and programs are free to attend. Spaces are limited for in-person sessions and registration is required. Zoom links for online sessions and all program details will be posted to the Club Inclusion Facebook group. All questions regarding Drop In, online programming, and small group sessions should be directed to Linnea at linnea.clubinclusion@gmail.com 

Click here to join the Club Inclusion Facebook page

Click here to view the Online Club Hangout Calendar

Online Activities:

  • Wednesday, March 2, at 4pm: Member's Council Meeting
  • Friday, March 4 & 11, at 7:30pm: Music Therapy
  • Tuesday, March 8, at 8pm: International Women's Day Trivia
  • Thursday, March 10, at 5pm: Throwback Hits Karaoke

In-Person Activities:

  • Tuesday, March 1, from 7-9pm: Game Night
  • Thursday, March 3, from 7-8:30pm: Job Links
  • Saturday, March 5, from 11:30am-1pm: Job Links
  • Saturday, March 5, from 6:30-8:30pm: Club Dartmouth Creative Arts Night
  • Monday, March 7, from 4-6pm: Talent Show & Karaoke
  • Wednesday, March 9from,  4-6pm: Drama Bootcamp Session 1
  • Thursday, March 10, from 7-8:30pm: Job Links
  • Saturday, March 12, from 1:30-3:30pm: Saturday Afternoon Hangout

All registration information will be sent out through their mailing list and on Facebook, registrations should be sent to linnea.clubinclusion@gmail.com

 March of Dimes After Stroke Program

The March of Dimes is offering an After Stroke Program for stroke survivors or caregivers that need support in setting goals and navigating what comes next in their recovery. This is a donor-funded program, so there is no cost to the families. Along with goal setting and referral to community-based supports, they also have many virtual programs that are available such as peer support for stroke survivors and for people specifically with aphasia, exercise programs, Aphasia peer support, educational opportunities, cognitive-based programs, and more. To view all virtual offerings, click here.

For more information about the After Stroke Program, visit their website: www.afterstroke.ca

For any questions or if you would like to meet to talk in more detail about the program contact Beth Lynch by phone at (902) 219-0970 or by email at blynch@marchofdimes.ca

Pilot Study on Everyday Wellbeing

Statistics Canada is currently using crowdsourcing for the Pilot Study on Everyday Well-being, to understand how everyday activities contribute to a person’s overall well-being. This initiative is a collaboration between Statistics Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and Canadian Heritage. The focus of this pilot study is understanding how cultural activities influence wellbeing. 

Through the Vitali-T-Stat app, you will be able to see personalized results showing how your daily mood shifts depending on where you are, what you’re doing, and who you’re with. 

Here is how to download the Vitali-T-Stat app and get started!

  • Visit Google Play or App Store, search for Vitali-T-Stat by Statistics Canada and download the app onto your mobile device (Android or Apple).
  • Open the app—read the Getting Started instructions, accept the Terms and Conditions, create a password and customize your notifications.
  • Click START and answer the first questionnaire. You will be asked if you received an invitation from Statistics Canada. Click NO then continue participating.

Your information is confidential! This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential, and used only for statistical and research purposes. 

For general inquiries and technical assistance, visit www.statcan.gc.ca/wellbeing, or contact Statistics Canada Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):

*If you use an operator-assisted relay service, you can call during regular business hours. You do not need to authorize the operator.

March of Dimes Canada Community Programs

March of Dimes Canada provides a variety of programs and services for people with disabilities. The following is a list of programs offered here in Atlantic Canada. Our programs are supported through generous donations and grants and are free to attend. To find out more about any of the programs listed below, contact Brittany Jennings at 90 943 1841 or at bjennings@marchofdimes.ca

1. Conductive Education Program - Offered for children and adults of any age with a neurological motor condition such as cerebral palsy, post-stroke, Parkinson's, MS, and acquired brain injury. These classes are movement and education based and provide strategies for participants to achieve their goals in all aspects of life. We have various classes offered weekly based on individual needs.

2. Virtual Exercise Classes - Our virtual exercise program is for anyone with mobility challenges. The program focuses on building balance, strength, stamina and flexibility through various exercises that are adapted for both seated and standing. It is recommended to have some independent movement for this program or to have support if needed. Virtual exercise is for ages 18 and up.

3. Perk - Perk is a social program for adults living with cognitive challenges such as Stroke survivors, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, and acquired brain injury. Participants get to increase creativity and self-expression through a mixture of activities including memory and sensory work, word challenges, brainstorming, theatre games and more!

4. Connect and Share - Wouldn’t it be wonderful to regularly connect with someone who shares your interests? If you have a disability and are 18 years or older, you are eligible to be matched with a person who is volunteering their time because they enjoy meeting new people too. With physical distancing in place because of the pandemic, you will visit by phone or online.

5. Tech for Good - Do you need training and support on how to use your device’s accessibility features? Our assistive technology program can provide education and support on what assistive technology and accessibility features are out there. We provide individualized support, recommendations, and training on assistive technology, apps, software, and hardware for your mobile phone and tablet.

TD & Muscular Dystrophy Canada Present - Let's Connect Atlantic Youth Networks

The TD - MDC Let’s Connect Atlantic Youth Networks are a great opportunity to meet a Paralympic athlete, chart your path to the big screen and take a trip around the globe - all from the comfort of your own home.

Join them for the final Wrap Up Party on March 19, 2022 at 2 P.M. (AST)

To learn more or register for any of the network sessions, please contact Ryanne Belyea by email at Ryanne.Belyea@muscle.ca or by call or text at 902-403-2837.

Job Opportunities at the CRA

The Canada Revenue Agency is currently seeking talented candidates who self-identify as Indigenous people, Visible Minorities, or Persons with Disabilities to fill positions at various management levels within the Atlantic region. This process is to create an inventory for current and future vacancies. As positions become available, candidates who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment. The CRA has created a ‘How to Apply’ video to aid in the application process, this can be viewed in either English or French.

English:https://canada.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/canada/recording/playback/aecee773fed01039adef0050568116cc 

French:https://canada.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/canada/recording/playback/8758d9fdff8d1039b9a100505681781f

To access these job opportunities click here, or at the following links:

Open to Indigenous Peoples

Open to Persons with Disabilities

Open to Visible Minorities

What's Next for Halifax?

Halifax Partnership wants the community to have a say in the 2022-2027 Halifax Growth Plan. Together with the Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Partnership is leading the development of Halifax’s five year economic growth plan. By bringing together businesses, communities, and residents throughout the HRM to share ideas and insights, a more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient Halifax can be built over the next five years. To share ideas or to learn more about the Halifax Growth Plan visit their website:

https://halifaxpartnership.com/research-strategy/economic-growth-plan/whats-next-halifax/

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