Community Wellness Funds

Yarmouth County Community Health Board Wellness Funds – What are they used for?

On Tuesday, March 5th the Yarmouth County Community Health Board met to celebrate the community organizations whose projects were approved for wellness funds.

Jeanine Muise with Schools Plus talks about a way to break down barriers to communication with families they serve through crock pot cooking and sharing.

Wellness Funds support local non-profit groups in developing healthy communities. Wellness Funds are available to support projects that advance community health board priorities and use a population health-based approach in addressing the social determinants of health such as income, education, social supports, early childhood development, etc. Grant funding is part of the NSHA annual operating budget.

Many community organizations, small and large received wellness fund assistance for their programs. Watch for Yarmouth County to become a healthier, happier place to live, work and play in part due to the work of these groups and individuals:

  • Acadia First Nation Native Women’s Group
  • Acadia First Nation Youth Centre
  • Families caring for a loved one with an eating disorder
  • Consent Film Fest committee – Schools Plus
  • Ecoles Plus – CSAP Argyle
  • Jeux de l’Acadie – Par-en-Bas
  • LBGTQ+ Alliance
  • Schools Plus – Yarmouth County
  • SHYFT
  • South West Nova Dental Hygiene Study Club
  • Southwest Employment Services
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Southwest Nova Branch
  • The Friends of Ellenwood Park
  • Western Counties Regional Library
  • Yarmouth County Learning Network
  • YMCA of Yarmouth

Loren Cushing listens to how the Canadian Mental Health Association supports programs for youth in Yarmouth County.

Non-profit community groups and organizations that have been together for a minimum of six months and are able to receive, manage and track funding can apply. This includes groups associated with Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) and the Nova Scotia Regional Centers for Education (formally known as school boards). Grants typically range anywhere from $250 to $3000. Larger requests may be considered on a case by case basis. The application period for Wellness Funds will reopen in Summer/Fall of 2019. Additional information on Wellness Funds may be found here or contact your local CHB Coordinator.

50+ Swims

Join Friends for a splash at the Rodd Grand Hotel Pool!Senior swimming

Wednesdays, every second week (almost) throughout the year.

Dates this Winter
January 9, 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 20 

1:30-3pm

Free Program! We appreciate the Rodd Grand Hotel providing this facility so seniors may live more active, healthy lives.

Nominate a Community Volunteer Today!

Volunteer inforgraphic
We need your help! We are seeking Volunteer nominations from local organizations and individuals for Volunteer Week Celebrations 2019!
If you know someone that you would like to nominate, all you have to do is fill out the form below!  We need a brief description of the person’s volunteer activities..that’s it!
It’s Easy!
Complete this online form or call our office to receive a copy to print:
Info? contact Gail Muise at Yarmouth Recreation: gail@district.yarmouth.ns.ca
902-742-8868
Nomination Deadline: 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 20th .
Thank you in advance!

Got snow? Try our Cross Country Skis or Snowshoes!

We (Heart) Snow!Yarmouth Recreation has a variety of cross country ski equipment as well as snowshoes to fit almost any member of your family! With the snow starting to fall, think about dropping by our office and getting outfitted to try out a fun new winter activity! FREE!

Office hours are 8:30-4:30, M-F and you can drop in and select your equipment and take it to try anywhere! Our trails, parks and backyards make wonderful new adventures in the snow!

The Friends of Ellenwood also have skis and snowshoes available for use in the park along with kilometers of groomed trails! They maintain cabin hours every weekend there is snow on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check out their website for more information and follow them on Facebook.

 

Are you interested in some ski instruction? Sign up with Yarmouth Recreation and once we get a good snow forecast and can schedule a course , we will give you a call. Our cross country ski courses are great no matter your age and ability, come with all equipment, and are completely free of charge!

Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 23

Do you have holiday movie traditions? What is your family must-see?

Have you ever created your own movie by creating a script and acting out parts? What about using stop motion photography techniques with Lego, playdough, or action figures? Check out our Pinterest page for a few ideas to get you started and make sure to share your video – that is definitely worth some draw entries! 🙂

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!