Community Investment Recipients 2022
We invite you to learn more about the recipients of the Halifax Port Authority Community Investment Fund. These organizations are making a significant difference in the lives of Nova Scotians through their commitment to health, safety, sustainability, diversity, and community development.
Bonny Lea Farm
Vocational Programs & Social Enterprises
Bonny Lea Farm is committed to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing opportunities to experience self-respect, love one for another, dignity, integrity, productivity, and responsible community living.
Bonny Lea Farm’s vocational programs and social enterprises ensure young people with intellectual disabilities receive the opportunities and skills they need to lead meaningful and productive live.
Black Lives Matter Golf
3rd Annual Black Lives Matter Golf Tournament
Black Lives Matter Golf (BLMG) is dedicated creating awareness about anti-Black racism. BLMG works to break down economic and social barriers to create a more inclusive golf environment for Black and African Nova Scotians.
The BLMG Tournament raises funds for the BLMG Scholarship Fund which assists and celebrates youth who identify as BIPOC who are pursuing a higher education.
Healthy Kidz & Health Teenz
Family SOS is a local, non-profit, child-centered organization dedicated to building strong and healthy families.
Family SOS’s Healthy Kidz and Healthy Teenz programs provide support to children and youth living in the Greystone neighbourhood, to ensure they have a safe place to go, food to eat, and a positive support system.
Feed Nova Scotia
Hearts for Christmas
Feed Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to increasing food security through food distribution, education, and collaboration. Feed Nova Scotia supports 140 food banks throughout the province through direct support to the one in six households in Nova Scotia who are food insecure.
IAPH and The Seafarers’ Charity
Ukrainian Port Workers & Families Emergency Fund
An emergency relief fund to support port workers and their families, including the Maritime Transport Workers Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU).
Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society
The Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society researches, preserves and makes accessible the record of the Eastern Shore Coastal Communities' natural, social and economic heritage from Lawrencetown to Ecum Secum.
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addiction, and their loved ones.
Needham Preschool & Daycare
Needham Preschool & Daycare is a non-profit organization in Halifax’s North End that provides learning opportunities for well-being, discovery and invention, language and communication, and personal and social responsibility. This funding will help replace worn out books, upgrade outdated equipment, maintain daily supplies in classrooms, and help offset the costs of field trips and community outings.
Nova Scotia Multifest Society
RBC Multicultural Festival
Nova Scotia Multifest Society celebrates our province’s rich tapestry of culture and diversity. The RBC Multicultural Festival is an annual celebration of cultural diversity that aims to bring new appreciation of the value that diverse cultures contribute to our province.
Out of the Cold Community
Food Security Program
Out of the Cold Community Association provides easy-to-access, people-centered supportive housing and street outreach support. OTC also supports unhoused community members 24/7 with laundry and showers.
Their new food security program improves the well-being of our community members living with housing insecurity.
Phoenix Holiday Luncheon
Phoenix is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24, their families, and communities across multiple locations in Halifax.
Ride for Cancer
The QEII Foundation is a registered charity inspiring generosity to advance health care through the QEII Health Sciences Centre to transform healthcare and transform lives.
The Halifax Port Authority Ride for Cancer team helped raise funds toward a first-in-the-world cancer-fighting technology, called personalized radiotherapy, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic helps families with ill or injured children stay together and near the medical care they need.
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
Industrial Kitchen Equipment
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission works to rescue people from poverty and addiction by offering emergency help such as food, clothing, shelter, and life-changing recovery programs.
This funding supports the purchase of an industrial soup kettle to better serve the increasing number of homeless and food insecure individuals who rely on Souls Harbour. This will also allow for the relocation of their current kettle to their Truro location to expand services there.
Threads of Life Agency
Threads of Life, also known as the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, is a registered
charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational disease.
Food, Transportation & Medication
Veith House is a healthy, vibrant community organization that supports and empowers children and adults to achieve greater well-being and better mental health. This funding supports the families, newcomers and immigrants who visit this community hub in Halifax’s North End, providing those in need with grocery store gift cards, bus tickets, and medication for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.
The Halifax Port Authority partners with local non-profit organizations aligned with the HPA’s values and guiding principles. Together, we are making stronger communities by working toward a healthy and sustainable future. We are One Port City.
The Africville Museum is a replica of the church that was the emotional heart of the once-thriving African Nova Scotian community. The museum tells the story of the Africville community by commemorating the injustice of its destruction and celebrating the strong community spirit that still endures to this day.
The Back to the Sea Society is a charity dedicated to sparking curiosity for local marine life and fostering a desire to protect our ocean.
Friends of McNabs Island Society
The Friends of McNabs Island Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of McNabs, Lawlor and Devils Islands located at the mouth of the Halifax Harbour.
The Halifax Mission to Seafarers is a registered charity that provides compassion, care and support to seafarers who visit the Port of Halifax.
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