Northside Changemakers Program
Northside Rising aims to support, empower and celebrate Changemakers on the Northside. This program is designed to grow the skills, connections and confidence needed to put community hope into action.
The Northside Changemakers Program is a good fit for people looking to get involved in the community and connect with others, while developing a community project serving the Northside. Along the way, participants will receive training, coaching, and seed funding for a community project that they lead! They will also finish the program with a certified training that meets their individual needs, such as: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid, Naloxone and more.
Northside Rising recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for this cohort of the Northside Changemakers Program. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
Stories of Change
Substance Use in our Community: How to Move Forward
March 16, 2020 Experts and community members came together last year for a panel discussion of how we can better understand substance use and related issues on […]
Efflor Artist Run Centre aims to be hub of music and arts on the Northside
Efflor ARC, an artist run studio in North Sydney is collaborating with the Five Eleven Youth and Family Center, to make artistry accessible in […]
Rising Tide Festival brings community together to understand harmful substance use
May 16, 2019 A night of music, art and poetry sparked hope on the Northside as community members connected in the EfflorARC venue at the Five Eleven Youth and Family Centre. Together we learned about some causes of harmful substance use, how criminalizing users is detrimental to their recovery, and how we can better support folks who are struggling as a community.
One act of kindness or safe place at a time
January 21, 2019 The desire to make a difference – even in a small way – is such an incredible thing, although it’s often snuffed out by harsh realities and tough situations. For Northside resident Angie Rudderham, that could so easily have been the narrative… But it wasn’t.
Red Brick Row Rising
January 17, 2019 What makes up the identity of a community? Is it the history, or the common threads of industry and profession the residents share together? Or perhaps it’s the landscape and architecture of the place? No matter how much all of these differ from each other, a community’s identity is always weaved with a complex combination of these identifiers… and then some!