Santa’s Workshop

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“The atmosphere in Santa’s Workshop is so positive and full of love because of the people in the community who give.”    Santa’s Workshop is a special part of the holiday season at Nova Vita. It’s when an area of Nova Vita undergoes a complete transformation that brings the magic of Christmas to the shelter…. Read more »

Wrapped in Courage Campaign

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The Wrapped in Courage is a provincial wide campaign run by the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) to bring attention to the issue of violence against women in Ontario. Sadly, the issue is very much prevalent in Brantford. Our city currently ranks as #2 in Ontario and #8 in all of Canada… Read more »

Teaching Children Literacy

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October’s Literacy Wall features “Tuckers Spooky Halloween” by Leslie McGuirk. This story follows Tuckers journey to find a Halloween costume that makes him feel just right, while experimenting with a variety of imaginary roles.

The Children’s Program at Nova Vita provides a nurturing and safe environment where children can engage in a variety of activities designed to stimulate their cognitive, language, physical, emotional and social abilities. It is research based, trauma informed, and includes current best practices in the field of early childhood education. When a mom and her children… Read more »

The 20th Annual Golf Tournament

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Thank you so much to our volunteers, sponsors, and golfers for making our 20th Annual Nova Vita Charity Golf Tournament a success! The weather was wonderful, the on-course games were a hit, and the kindness and compassion of our golfers and sponsors helped to make a big difference with this year’s tournament. Support for this… Read more »

Meet Our New Executive Director

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Natasha Dobler began her role as the Executive Director in January of 2017. Natasha recently sat down with our Community Development Team to share why she was drawn to Nova Vita and what she plans to bring to the role.    Q:What motivated you to apply for the role of Executive Director? A: I was drawn to… Read more »