United Way Halifax ACTION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD CHANGE Neighbourhood Coordinator
POSITION: Neighbourhood Coordinator, Action for Neighbourhood Change – 35 hours per week – 1 year with potential to renew
LOCATION: Fairview, Local Office to be established, with weekly meetings at United Way’s Dartmouth Office.
COMMENCEMENT DATE: January 31st, 2014
REPORTS TO: Director, Paul Shakotko.
Your Role in This Exciting Team
The success of Action for Neighbourhood Change hinges on having a strong and effective team at the neighbourhood level. As the Neighbourhood Coordinator, you will provide needed support to finding and helping resident leaders find their voice and start influencing their community. This means you have effective community building skills, lots of knowledge about Fairview and are familiar with many of the assets in the neighbourhoods. More than a team player, you are the bubbling energy and wisdom to help shape the work to come!
As Neighbourhood Coordinator, you will be responsible for: • Representing the United Way Halifax Region as part of the Action for Neighbourhood Change project; • Engaging residents with various community building techniques (ie. World cafes, facilitating discussions, neighbourhood circles); • Help arrange community forums and meetings; • Managing phone calls and contacts; • Assisting with evaluating the project; • Set up a small local office; • Balancing the needs of the United Way with the needs of the community in a thoughtful manner;
Housing and Homelessness Partnership led by United Way Halifax
(Halifax NS) United Way Halifax is pleased to lead a new multi-stakeholder partnership working towards ending homelessness in the Halifax Regional Municipality by 2019. The Partnership brings organizations together to focus on affordable housing and homelessness for the first time. The group has one common agenda: to collectively set priorities and change the landscape for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or living in housing they really can’t afford.
Participants in the partnership include Halifax Regional Municipality, Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia (AHANS), Housing Nova Scotia, Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) IWK Health Centre, Capital District Health Authority (CDHA), Shelter Nova Scotia and United Way Halifax.
Catherine Woodman, President and CEO, United Way Halifax, officially announced the formation of the Partnership today during the third Annual Conference on Housing & Homelessness in Halifax. “The timing for this partnership is critical as all levels of government, private sector and social service providers are committed to making a difference with this major issue. It is an innovative and deliberate approach to build and sustain a multi-sector pathway working toward ending homelessness by 2019,” said Woodman.
Thanks to those who ran with us on Wednesday! The weather was good and everyone had a great time. We were so pleased to see runners and walkers from the Federal Government, Provincial Government and HRM, as well as many other community members. We had well over 100 people in total! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the run possible.
United Way Fun Run
Put on your shoes and hit the ground running or walking in support of the 2013 United Way Campaign!
5k walk or run
Date: Nov 6, 2013 Run Route: Point Pleasant Park, 5718 Point Pleasant Drive Race time: 12 -1 p.m. Cost: $25, or $37 wtih a t-shirt
We kicked off our 2013 Campaign in style on September 24, with an outdoor event at the YWCA Child Care Centre in Spryfield. Campaign Co-Chairs, Kim Mason, RBC Regional President, Atlantic Provinces and John Rogers, Q.C. Chief Executive Officer of Stewart McKelvey, unveiled the goal before an audience of United Way volunteers, donors and funded organizations.
Before revealing the goal, Kim Mason announced the RBC Foundation was committing $50,000 to match new, increased and redirected Leadership donations to the Community Fund.
This year’s goal is $6.176,500 - The funds raised will support life changing programs for people, reducing poverty and making healthy active living a priority.
Pictured: Catherine Woodman, President & CEO, United Way Halifax; John Rogers, Campaign Co-Chair; Kim Mason, Campaign Co-Chair; Peter Fardy, Board Chair, United Way Halifax.