Community Directory

Here is a list of some of our community partners and other useful resources. Many of them are located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, others are provincial, national, or international. Whenever possible, we have included a link to their website.

If your organization is not listed please e-mail our educator at educator[at]hshc.ca. Similarly, if you notice that the link to a site is broken or needs to be updated, please contact us!

Sexual Health Centres & Organizations (our affiliates)

Nova Scotia Association for Sexual Health (NSASH)
The Nova Scotia Association for Sexual Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy sexuality for all Nova Scotians across the lifespan in an environment that respects and supports choice. NSASH is the provincial voice of its members located throughout Nova Scotia:

Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health is a pro-choice, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and internationally.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
PPFA is the leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate in the US.

Community-Based Organizations

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is an organization that promotes and supports the health and well-being of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It aims to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nova Scotia.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
Avalon provides services for those affected by sexual violence, with primary emphasis on support, education, counselling and leadership/advocacy services for women.

Healing Our Nations
Healing Our Nations' mandate is to teach and support First Nations people in the manner that is respectful to the native ways of life. They are guided on this mission by the people that they help.

Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia
HepNS is a volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to community capacity and development, health promotion, public awareness, and implementation of social support networks throughout Nova Scotia for those living with, affected by, or at risk of developing Hepatitis.

Home of the Guardian Angel
The Home of the Guardian Angel aims to nurture and enhance the quality of life of parents and children, with special focus on single parent families, birth families and adoptive families. Programs and services include pregnancy counselling, connection with birth mother, new-parent counselling, pre-natal and post-partum programs, health and wellness programs (e.g. yoga, infant massage, reiki, etc.) child nurturing and bonding, doula training, and healthy beginnings.

The Northern AIDS Connection Society
The Northern AIDS Connection society provides education, information, support and advocacy on HIV/AIDS for people in northern Nova Scotia, specifically Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland and East Hants Counties.

The Red Door
Located in Kentville, The Red Door is a non-judgemental, community-based, non-profit organization, providing confidential sexual health services, health education, and health promotion to youth 13-30 years of age.

Single Parent Centre
The Single Parent Centre offers services such as pre-natal classes, parenting programs, and counselling. Child care is available for the programs. The Single Parent Centre shares space with the Home of the Guardian Angel, and more information about them can be found on the website for HoGA.

Stepping Stone
Stepping Stone is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that provides supportive programs and outreach to women, men, and transgender sex workers and former sex workers.

The Youth Project
TYP provides support and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth, 25 and under, across Nova Scotia. The Project has been running since 1993 and provides a safe, supportive, and youth-directed environment where youth can access information, peers, support, and social activities. The Youth Project provides support, education and information to youth, their friends and families, schools, social services, organizations and the community.

Government

NS Advisory Commission on AIDS

NS Department of Health and Wellness (H&W)

NS Health Card (MSI)

Health Canada - Sexual Health and Promotion

Healthcare Focus

Capital Health District Health Authority

STI Clinic at the VG Hospital
There is an STI clinic at the V.G. Hospital. It is a walk-in clinic (i.e., you do not need an appointment) on the 5th Floor of the Dickson Centre (5820 University Avenue) that is open Monday and Thursday evenings from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. They can do all testing (swabs, urine, and blood work) in one appointment.

Family Focus Medical Clinics
Four walk-in clinics located at 1) Spring Garden Rd; 2) Joseph Howe Dr; 3) Portland St; 4) Sackville Drive. Call 420-6060.

prideHealth
Aims to improve access to comprehensive and coordinated primary health care for GLBTI people in Nova Scotia’s Capital Health district. For more information on the prideHealth program, or if you would like to consult on issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity, contact Cybelle Rieber, prideHealth Coordinator, Phone: (902)473-1433, Cell: (902)240-7065
E-mail: Cybelle.Rieber@cdha.nshealth.ca