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Author Archives Andre Amiro

  • Over the late fall and early winter, Brain has been busy facilitating workshops on Youth Volunteerism for over 80 participants in commuinties all across Nova Scotia, in Ship Harbour, Sydney, Antigonish, HRM, Digby, Amherst and Yarmouth. Building off the successful spring series of ½ day workshops for adults in the non-profit sector on engaging youth as […]

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  • In September HeartWood received a grant from the Department of Health and Wellness to lead the Healthy Living curriculum with 43 male-identified Grade 7 youth at Bayview School in Mahone Bay, on Nova Scotia’ south shore. This work is modelled after similar work happening with boys in HRM. As HeartWood also brings an expertise in training and […]

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  • Senior Associate Brain Braganza recently returned from a 2 week trip to Malawi, in South Eastern Africa, where he facilitated a pair of workshops in community youth development for a number of national and international NGO’s, including the National Youth Coalition of Malawi (NYCOM), and staff and directors from Uniterra 3 and WUSC Malawi. Brian […]

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  • On November 27 & 28, HeartWood hosted our 4th iteration of All In! Effective Tools for Positive Youth Group Development. This two-day program brings together community youth development practitioners from across NS to learn how to use games and initiatives to help engage youth in positive group experiences. This year, we were pleased to host […]

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