Extension News and Events
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September 29 | Working While Black will address some of the behaviours Black Workers in Nova Scotia face every day in their workplaces. Join us as we learn of some of the challenges facing those who provide counselling and other psychological services to those same Black workers.
We share in the grief of this most recent discovery; and we acknowledge that this grief is unequally carried by those directly targeted by the historical and ongoing violence against them as Indigenous communities across Turtle Island continue to experience intergenerational trauma from these experiences at the hands of Canada’s governments and church officials.
If you work or volunteer with a non-profit or cooperative housing group in Nova Scotia, we need your input! Please join us in discovering new ways of working together for greater collective impact.
June 2 | Join the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, StFX Extension, and Coady Institute for a webinar focused on Workers’ Rights and Sick Days in Nova Scotia. This event is funded by the Topshee Memorial Fund.
This year the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, StFX Extension, and Coady Institute are commemorating the National Day of Mourning by launching a new webinar series, Building Back Better for Nova Scotian Workers. The first webinar takes place online April 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. and focuses on Worker Health and Safety.
Join us as we explore Building Back Better for Nova Scotian Workers. The first topic of the series is Worker Health and Safety. On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, we will explore the Westray experience and legacy and what occupation, health, and safety measures mean for workers in the midst of Covid-19.
If 2020 taught us anything, it is the importance of having a safe home. We at StFX Extension, in partnership with the Community Housing Transformation Centre (the Centre), are pleased to announce the launch of “Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia”.
Through the administration of the Greening Memorial Fund, StFX Extension is pleased to support the creation of Work, Work, Work: Work and Labour History in Song, a history of working people in Newfoundland and Labrador through music and song.
Building on the work started last year with a people’s school on affordable housing focused on building awareness and inspiring action and a community think tank about housing needs, a recent people’s school explored ways to build the research capacity of community groups to provide evidence about local needs and support their housing goals.
The StFX Extension Department, in partnership with the Strait Richmond Housing Group, and the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, will co-host a People’s School on Housing Needs: From Research to Action on May 11, 2019 in Port Hawkesbury.
Listen, Discuss, Learn, Act: What we heard from Nova Scotia’s community housing sector
Join us for one of two sessions where we will share what we’ve learned from the Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia engagement sessions, and participate in forming the project’s next steps based on these findings. What have we learned? What does it mean? What comes next?
Extension in the News
- What affordable housing advocates are looking for from N.S. leaders this election | CBC Main Street | August, 2021
- N.S. to spend $25M on affordable housing programs | CBC News | July, 2021
- Research on rentals in Guysborough County to start this summer | Toronto Star | May, 2021
- Darrin Harvey of Stingray Media interviews Pauline MacIntosh | Stingray Media | April, 2021
- StFX housing project will help inform local efforts | The Star | Mar, 2021
- StFX Extension looking into housing | XFM | Mar, 2021
- StFX to look at growing capacity in community housing sector | The Reporter | Mar, 2021
- Project aims to create ‘unified voice’ for community housing groups in N.S. | CBC News | Mar, 2021
- Nova Scotians hoping to build strong bridges in community housing sector | Community Housing Support Centre | Mar, 2021
- Port Hawkesbury names housing a top priority | Port Hawkesbury Reporter | Feb, 2021
- Affordable housing is high on Port Hawkesbury’s priority list | Inverness Oran | Feb, 2021
- Antigonish County council provides land, funding for affordable housing initiative | Guysborough Journal | Sept, 2020
- People’s School on Housing: From Research to Action | Port Hawkesbury Reporter | May, 2019
- People’s School a Success! | Antigonish Affordable Housing Society | 2018