Call for nominations for the 2020 Provincial Volunteer awards

The call for nominations for the 2020 Provincial Volunteer awards are now open, the deadline is February 25th, 2020.

The 46th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards will be an exceptional way for the Province of Nova Scotia to say, ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers that contribute to the well-being and vitality of our communities every day.

Nominations forms to nominate a youth or family can be found on the Provincial Volunteer Awards website:

To nominate an individual in your community for a Provincial Volunteer Award, contact your Municipal or Band Office Representative. Those contacts can also be found on the website. For more information, feel free to contact the event organizer, Patsy Henneberry: . Or you can contact Nancy Sheppard at , (902) 424 7642.

2020 Provincial Volunteer Awards

Shattering The Glass - Females in Sport and Leadership Conference

Join us for the 'Shattering The Glass - Females in Sport and Leadership Conference' taking place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Register here:

shatteringtheglass 2019 SM

HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging Workshop

Join us for our one-day HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging Workshop taking place in Halifax on December 2nd from 9am – 4:30pm. The course will be facilitated by new trainers Catherine Droesbeck and Dawn Stegen. To attend please email:

Participants will learn evidence-based approaches to improve the participant experience using the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging.  Topics include ageism, program planning, as well as the importance that physical literacy plays in sustained long-term health, increased social connectedness, improved mental and physical well-being and a better quality of life.

HIGHFIVE Dec Workshop min

Go to for more information on HIGH FIVE for Older Adults.

Park Leaders Development Program – Fall 2019

Park Leaders Develop Program

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Participation App

Want to Sleep Better, Happy Better or even Poop Better? Then get moving! It’s easy with the new (and FREE!) ParticipACTION app, designed to help you fit physical activity into your busy life and reward you with great prizes. Get the app and see how Everything gets better when you get active.

Aboriginal Coaching Module

Modules for coaches of aboriginal athletes is a professional training tool designed for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches and leaders who work with Aboriginal athletes. The material in the MEAA has been developed to meet the following objectives:

• to understand the role of sport in Aboriginal communities;
• Understand and influence the community from which the athletes you train come from
• adopt a holistic approach to coaching that transcends the physical dimension of the person and
takes into account their mental (intellectual and emotional), spiritual and cultural dimensions;
• to respond to racism in sport;
• establish a code of conduct for your team that respects differences and addresses racism;
• to help young people adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

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