In the wake of Covid-19, the mass murders in Portapique, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and Black Lives Matter, the New Leaf Board and staff would like to take this opportunity to speak openly about the about the pain and injustices that women and minorities have been subject to, around the world, but also here in Canada.
At New Leaf, our belief is that open and honest communication is a key element to being able to inflict change. The work we do at New Leaf directly challenges the societal structures that were designed to not only oppress women, but also peoples and communities of color, and indigenous peoples. This includes all forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, etc where any group of people are not given the same dignity and respect or opportunities as those thriving in the dominant society.
The events over these past months have left us shaken while also strengthening our commitment towards working for the safety, equality and fairness, dignity and respect for women specifically, but also standing in support of all people who suffer from being oppressed.
Systemic, societal and individual racism, and abuse cannot be tolerated. New Leaf will always challenge these injustices and structures of hate.
We stand in solidarity with you. We support you.
- New Leaf Board and Staff
New Leaf Program Board and staff are pleased to announce that Harvey Bate has agreed to accept the position of Co-Director, as requested by our current Director, Cathy Grant.
Harvey brings with him years of experience and expertise in the areas of child development and domestic violence, and over the years, has already been a great asset to the board, New Leaf staff, and our Changing Male Conversations Project working with grade 7 males on topics such as healthy relationships, bullying, consent, and pornography addiction.
We believe that a more gender balanced leadership team will benefit our program and our clients in our continued evolution of working with men on the issues of domestic violence.
Congratulations to both Harvey Bate and to the New Leaf Program.
New Leaf invites all staff, board members and residents to attend New Leaf's Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 6 PM, to be held at the New Leaf Offices in Westville.
View the contact page for directions.
Grab your aprons! New Leaf Cooks- a cookbook from men-for men go on sale Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Holiday Inn Express’s Annual Fall into Christmas Shopping Party – Lawrence Boulevard, Stellarton. Our books will be sold from 9am -4pm.
Chef Gilles Godin will be offering samples from two recipes featured in our book starting at
11am while the food supplies last!
Stay and browse through crafts, baby wear, skin care products, art work and more from your local favorite Home Base Businesses and local small businesses .
Highland Square Mall is also where you can find our Cookbook only from noon to 4:00 pm on November 18. Makes a great gift just in time for the holidays. Limited Quantities available so get it while you can!
New Leaf is a program designed for men working towards positive change.
As a group facilitator you will work ten hours a week with two evening group sessions a week.
The ideal candidate will have either a Sociology or Psychology background, and have a firmunderstanding and belief of our philosophy.
Pay will be determined based on education and experience. All interested parties contact Executive Director Cathy Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your resumé and be prepared to offer three references.
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline to apply is November 14, 2017
You are invited to New Leaf’s
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Meeting will be held here at the
New Leaf Office.
1870 Main Street Westville
Upstairs of the Post Office and directly across
the street from Foodland. Door is located at side
facing the Aliant building.
Hope to see you there.
New Leaf is pleased to announce that we have filled the summer student position. The successful applicant is Sarah Toole who brings with her a vast amount of experience, education, and great attitude that we felt would be a great benefit to our program. We look forward to working with you Sarah.
We also would like to thank the many excellent applicants who viewed our New Leaf Program as a positive agency with which they could gain an important experience with. It was a difficult decision to narrow it down to those who received an interview and then make the final choice.
Thank you to all who applied and it was obvious to us that you will do well in your futures.
On behalf of the New Leaf Board and Staff,
Pictou County Opportunity for Men-New Leaf Program is looking for a Summer Student, starting May 8, 2017. We are a Men’s Intervention Program working on the issues of Domestic Violence.
Position: Administrative Assistant for 30 hours per week (Monday-Thursday) for 10 weeks$10.85 per hour. Position starts on May 8, 2017.
Looking for student in a social sciences program such as psychology or sociology with some understanding of domestic violence preferred.
Duties include: transferring a large volume of confidential files from paper to digital format; assisting with our new fundraiser plan, and other duties that may arise.
The successful applicant will also have opportunities to observe, and become familiar with group facilitation techniques, debriefing, interviews, working with resistant clients, case management, working with high risk files, and attend community meetings as they arise.
Successful candidate will possess a positive attitude, good work ethic, be non-judgmental, and most importantly be flexible.
Please send resumes to email@example.com on or before April 20, 2017.
Preference will be given to visible minorities. Please note that the New Leaf office is located on the second floor of the Westville Post Office with no access to an elevator. Successful candidate must be able to navigate stairs on a daily basis.
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