Get Moving at the YMCA!

The Yarmouth YMCA is offering group classes FREE all this week! Thinking about trying a new activity or meeting new friends to move with? This is the time! Check out the full schedules at the YMCA website or our community calendar to get moving in Yarmouth County!

Get Moving with YOGA!

Yoga at the shore

Did you know Yarmouth County has tons of Yoga classes and sessions to suit all ages and abilities? Check out our calendar of #CommunityBetter Challenge activities for the right class for you.

The Yarmouth Library is hosting a very special Community Better Challenge event and anyone can drop in – free of charge!

No matter what type of Yoga or movement you do today, track your minutes through the Participaction APP or use the form below to help your Community be better and win $150,000!

Working around the house? Track it and win!

We all have to do it but think about it as getting a dose of movement in your day as well as getting the job done. All movement counts! 

 

Track it through the Participaction App or in the form below to have your family’s movement count towards the Community Better grand prize of $150,000. If you track in the app, you also have a chance to win individual prizes! 

Win $150,000 for our Community!

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is helping strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because Everything gets better when you get active. ParticipACTION is awarding $150,000 to the community who rallies the most participants and accumulates the most active minutes during the challenge.

We encourage all residents of Yarmouth County to attend and support our Community Better event/program! Check out the events below or the full community calendar! 

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.