By Library Dietetic Intern, Nousha | "Did you know that March is Nutrition Month? This year, Canadian Dietitians, led by Dietitians of Canada, are talking about how healthy eating looks different for everyone."
Chinese New Year is a time for families to come together and celebrate the rich heritage of Asian culture. To help your kids better understand this unique cultural celebration, we’ve collected some fun activities to help welcome in the new year.
Written by guest blogger, Emily Williams | Did you know that rights of persons with disabilities are protected under international human rights law? Learn more about disability rights in this informative piece.
As we continue to navigate the world of virtual celebrations, this year we are pleased to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD), December 3, on an online platform. Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, in collaboration with members of the community, have put together this virtual portal to celebrate the disability community in HRM. This year’s theme is “Not All Disabilities Are Visible” and highlights the diversity of disability in our community.
This virtual collection was created in partnership by the Mi’kmaq History Month Committee, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Public Libraries, and community contributors.
These centuries-old treaties honour the enduring bond of friendship and respect between Nova Scotia’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and reaffirm the historic presence of the Mi’kmaw, who have occupied the land for thousands of years. October 1 also marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.
Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for everyone to remember and honour the Indian Residential School Survivors in the spirit of reconciliation. Please take the opportunity to review this small selection of material collected about Indian Residential School System and Orange Shirt Day.
Witamy! From early immigrants to Cape Breton in the first two decades of the twentieth century, through refugees of two world wars, war brides, and emigres fleeing communism, to a multitude of professionals, labourers, academics, and artists who have come from the lands of Poland to make a new homeland in Canada, the small but vibrant Polish Nova Scotian community has been making and continues to make significant contributions in all parts of this province.
Please take the time to acknowledge the contributions of Indians to HRM as employees, volunteers, family members, and neighbours, by declaring Indian Independence Month in August. Indians living in HRM also contribute to the arts through food, culture, clothing, music, and art, working side by side with members of the community.