The Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board offers funding for non-profit community projects that improve the health and wellness of our communities. The deadline for applications this year is October 14, 2022. For more information visit www.communityhealthboards.ns.ca
Wellness Funds are rewarded to new initiatives or programs that offer access to affordable, healthy food, physical activity, social opportunities, mental wellness resources, knowledge to improve one’s own health, supportive services for marginalized populations, localized supports and services and much more.
Project funding ranges from $250 to $5000. We encourage groups of all sizes (no matter how small) to consider applying for Wellness Funds. If your group has a project idea that will improve the health of your community, please reach out to the coordinator, Denise VanWychen at [email protected]
Partnering in Community
Nova Scotia Health values its partnership with the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board (ESMCHB) and its connection to the community, its health priorities and the issues that affect health.
Nova Scotia Health staff sit on a variety of local committees in partnership with ESMCHB including: the Tri-Community Coalition, Well-Being HUB Steering committee, and Tri-facilities Diversity and Inclusion committee. Other collaborative projects have included the Continuing Care Assistant Work and Learn program, the Mental Health Outreach project, Healthcare recruitment community tours, Mental Health and Addictions HUB model development and bi-annual community meetings. Together, we are engaging community to help create a healthier community.
Meet our People
Denise VanWychen is the coordinator for the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board. She worked as a small business counsellor and business consultant for more than 15 years before finding her dream job with the ESMCHB in 2015. Living and working in her community, Denise uses her facilitation, organizational, and communications skills to impact local change, coordinating many connections and partnerships within the community (from Lake Echo to Ecum Secum and the Musquodoboit Valley).
As an avid volunteer, Denise is passionate about supporting rural communities and an advocate for equitable supports and services for the region.
Your Health, Your Community is a contributed column from Nova Scotia Health. If you have comments or questions, we want to hear from you at [email protected].