REPLAY: North End Matters, Wed Dec 5 2012

At the "Can We Talk?" event that was held by Dr. Ingrid Waldron in February
of this year, various community members from Halifax's North End gathered to
discuss the future of their community. One of the many topics discussed was
the systemic factors that often limit the extent to which an individual or
community could have an impact on the community. 
 

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REPLAY: North End Matters, Wed Nov 28 2012

 

 
This week's special edition of North End Matters welcomes back Norman
Greenberg of the Community Carrot Co-op. As some of you may know, the
Community Carrot Co-op has been working hard to open a store that will bring
fresh and healthy grocery options to the North End. 

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REPLAY: North End Matters, November 21 2012

 

Wednesday's Guest:
 
Donna M. Smith Darrell
Co-chair, Health Association of African Canadians
 
This week's North End Matters brings back Donna M. Smith Darrell, Co-chair
of the Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC). HAAC is a non-profit,
volunteer run organization of health professionals based in HRM. For more
than a decade, HAAC has been working to “promote and improve the health of
African Canadians in Nova Scotia through community engagement, education,
policy recommendations, partnerships, and research participation.”

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REPLAY: North End Matters, Nov 7 2012

 
Today's topic: Employment in the Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian
Communities in the North End
 
Our guests include:
 
Trish Glode-Chisholm, Project Manager at Connections Career Centre, Mi'kmaq
Native Friendship Centre
 
&
 
Wayne L. Talbot, Project Coordinator for the African Nova Scotian Employability
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North End Matters, Oct 10 2012

Editor's Note: Due to technical difficulties our show was not available live on October 10th.  We present a shortened version below.  We apologize for the inconvenience.'
 
Today's Guests:
 
Jessie Jollymore, North End Community Health Center
Norman Greenberg, Community Development Leader
 
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For some individuals in the North End, healthy food options are easy. They
hop in their cars or on their bikes, and head to one of the nearest grocery
stores. But, what about the most vulnerable people in the North End,
particularly low-income families and elderly people who face a more
stressful journey to simply get groceries. 

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REPLAY: North End Matters, September 12 2012

 
Clinical social work and psychology are beyond doubt, of indispensable benefit to the
health of our communities. However, to most clinical workers there's always a way to
improve upon practice. The impact of discrimination on mental health has been garnering
growing interest in Canada over the past few years. Understanding how issues around
race, culture, poverty, gender and other social factors impact the emotional, mental,
spiritual and psychological well-being of diverse communities is particularly important
for clinicians working with vulnerable communities who face barriers accessing
education, employment, health and other social institutions. This week's North End
Matters brings together two clinicians who will discuss these issues.
 
Lana MacLean has been a practicing clinical social worker for the past 20 years. Holding
a BA in Community Studies from University of Cape Breton and a Bachelor and Master
Degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University, Lana has used her skills to advocate
for the clinical needs of African Nova Scotian youth, seniors and families. For the past 13
years, she has been working in the areas of mental health and addictions with the Capital
District Health Authority. She also works with the IWK’s Children and Youth
Emergency Mental Health Crisis Team. In 2010, the Minister of Health and Wellness
appointed Lana to the Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Committee.
Dr. Jason Chatman completed his undergraduate training at the University of Western
Ontario before completing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006. He then completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-
doctoral fellowship at Sharp Mesa Vista, a psychiatric hospital servicing the city of San
Diego. In 2008, Dr. Chatman moved to Halifax to begin working at the IWK Health
Centre with youth and their families, providing both assessment and therapy for a wide
variety of concerns.
 
Both Lana and Jason are members of Cultural Clinical Consultants, where they strive to
address the needs of an increasingly diverse Canadian client/patient population in a
culturally competent manner. Their unique experiences, outlooks and methods are a
wonderful addition to North End Matters' discussion on the social determinants of health
in the North End.
 
North End Matters is a live-streamed, online talk show that brings in policy makers and
service providers to discuss upcoming changes in the North End. We stream live at
haligonia.ca and anyone can join our live discussion by using the chat service built into
the stream's page.
 
For more information: Aaron Johnson at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 429-3647

REPLAY: North End Matters, Aug 15 2012

 

Howard Epstein, MLA and Bernie Smith of the North End Business Association join us in studio.  Wednesday, Aug 15th, 12:30pm.
 
 
 
Looking around the North End, it's obvious that things are picking up.
Whether you call it gentrification or revitalization, the big question
is what will happen to the people that resided in the North End before
the boom? Will the boom bring the usual problems of gentrification,
where a city's former residents are forced to move further away from
where they once called home? Or, can we revitalize the city in such a
way that brings genuine mixed-income communities with services,
businesses, and cultural activities that are inclusive? Next week's
North End Matters will bring together our host Charla Williams, Howard
Epstein, MLA, and Bernie Smith of the North End Business Association
to discuss these topics and more.
 
Bernie Smith is a fixture in HRM. He served as the Chief Financial
Officer for the City of Halifax for 23 years and also served as the
Deputy Minister of Finance for the province. In 2003, Bernie began
managing the Spring Garden Road Area Business Association. After
leaving the Association in 2010, he formed the North End Business
Association.
 
Howard Epstein is MLA for Halifax Chebucto, a lawyer, a former Halifax
City Councilor and part-time professor at Dalhousie University,
teaching environmental law. He is also the Ministerial Assistant to
the Department of Community Services (with a focus on housing
programs), Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and a member of
the Law Amendments, Resources and Veterans Affairs Committees. In his
private practice, Howard specializes in labour law, municipal and
planning law, and environmental law.
Both Howard and Bernie keep a close eye on developments in the North
End. North End Matters is very excited to bring their unique
viewpoints to our discussion.
North End Matters is a live-streamed, online talk show that brings in
policy makers and service providers to discuss upcoming changes in the
North End. We stream live at haligonia.ca and anyone can join our live
discussion by using the chat service built into the stream's page.
 
For more information:  Aaron Johnson at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 429-3647

REPLAY: North End Matters, Aug 1 2012

Today's guests:

1) Social Worker, Robert S. Wright and
 
2) Sir Sanford Fleming House Director, Michelle MacRae
 
How to address criminality in Halifax has increasingly become a concern for its
residents. Statistics on the increase of violent crime and homicide in the city,
released by Stats Canada this week, have not done much to ease the city's
fears. HRM could increase the presence of officers on the street and impose
stiffer penalties for crime, but are there other avenues that need to be
explored? What about the lives of those who are involved in the criminal justice
system? What keeps them on the street? How can we intervene before an
individual becomes involved in the criminal justice system? This week's North
End Matters will explore these questions and more.

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