WE ARE OPEN AND OPERATING DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
We are taking every precaution to keep our staff and clients safe and healthy, following the guidelines outlined by the health authorities.
Colouring and Conversation: This is a group that can be attended as a drop-in basis. An opportunity to relax, colour inside or outside the lines and chat about whatever is on your mind.
Conversation Café: A counsellor will facilitate a group conversation about nothing in particular or whatever is on your mind. The facilitator may open dialogue with a question to get the conversation started but members are encouraged to bring up anything they may want to chat about. Grab some coffee or tea and zoom into the chat.
Smash Journaling: This is a creative alternative to the therapeutic use of journaling. Gather some old magazines, scissors, a glue stick , a notebook, journal or just a piece of paper and get ready to collage a journal page or scribble some drawings. It’s fun and insightful.
Affirmation Cards: Affirmations are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome negative thoughts to start making positive changes. Join us in a creative, insightful workshop writing and creating your very own cards.
ALL SUPPLIES CAN BE PROVIDED. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE ACTIVITY TO ACCESS THE ZOOM GATHERING AND GET SUPPLIES. SPACE IS LIMITED TO REGISTER EARLY.
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THE MAKING OF A TUMBLER APRIL 2020
At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, many women and children in the shelter had limited things to do. One of the activities they worked on was to create a custom tumbler. After choosing a plain tumbler, they decided on what design and decal they wanted and got started. Once they finished their designs the cups went for an epoxy finish so they could use them for years to come. The final results were amazing.
WOMENS WELLNESS DAY 2019
In recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, Nova House’s Annual Women’s Wellness Day 2019 was an absolute success! This year we had 240 woman and children attend our event, which makes this year the biggest turn out yet! We had over 30 amazing service providers from the community who shared their resources and services.
Great giveaway products, community resources, and self-care stations were set up for the women to enjoy, while our amazing volunteers in pink helped with children so moms could enjoy some well deserved pampering.
The theme of this year's Victims and Survivors of Crime Week was “Power of Collaboration.” Nova House recognized this theme with a fun activity project that required the efforts of a everyone who attended the event participate in. Throughout the day we asked attendees to draw a picture on simple green, purple, and pink squares and when finished the picture was added to a large grid. Through teamwork and collaboration throughout the day we turned simple square sheets of paper into a beautiful butterfly.
“Over the past three decades, Canada has made significant advances within the criminal justice system and victim services field to increase collaboration to ensure that the system is responsive to the various needs of victims of crime;
There is a continued need within the criminal justice system and victim services field for increased cross-sector collaboration, as well as enhanced coordination, partnerships, and multi-disciplinary responses to better support victims;
More can always be done to address gaps in the continuum of services and to break down barriers for better access to the meaningful supports that victims depend on throughout the criminal justice process.”
If you are interested in learning more about Victims and Survivors of Crime week, please visit their website here.
This event would not be possible without the amazing community support and incredible volunteers. If you are interested in participating in this amazing event next year, please email us at so we can add to add you to our list.
This year's event would not be possible without the funding from the Department of Justice Canada. Thank you!