Blind Date with a Star (February 28, 2023)

Blue Nose Charity Challenge (May 21st, 2022)

CHUCKLES 4 CHISHOLM (May 27th, 2022)

Featuring three top comedians from Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (Peter Anthony, Clare Belford & Travis Landry)

Host — Neville MacKay

Friday May 27th BB Bar and Grill (formerly Brewsters Mill Cove Plaza, Bedford)

Performances starts at 7:00 PM

Holiday Raffle & 50/50 to Support Chisholm’s Children

 The winner of the Holiday Raffle will win $350 in Gift Cards!

·        $100 for Harvest Wines

·        $100 for the Chickenburger

·        $100 for Embrace Spa

·        $50 for the Superstore

The winner of the 50/50 will take home half of the prize pot.

When you purchase tickets to support Chisholm Services, you…

…help Chisholm purchase things like outdoor play items to boost confidence, motor skills and physical play.  Help to renovate a space so that is safe, bright, and functional; where our children learn how it feels to prepare healthy meals with safe adults.  It could also sponsor a child in the community who needs support to read at grade level but whose family must choose between food security or tutoring.

Don’t miss out on the chance to win incredible prizes while supporting local children!

The winners will be contacted to claim their prizes.

At Chisholm we often say “Every child at Chisholm has a story and it is a privilege to be part of their story. You may never know our children, but you are an important part of their story as well!” Thank you so much for your time and consideration!

Blue Nose Marathon — Charity Challenge, November 6th – 7th, 2021

This Year Team Chisholm will be participating in the Blue Nose Marathon and running to raise funds to support the important services provided by Chisholm. To support Team Chisholm and those participating in the charity challenge, click on the link below and sponsor a team member.

Canadian Progress Club Halifax Citadel 2021 Charity Golf Classic (September 16th 1:00 PM)

Summer 50/50 FUNdraiser – June 15th – July 16th, 2021

Auction March 8th – 26th, 2021

50/50 Holiday Fundraiser:

Monday Meals for Kids

50/50 A-OK Fundraiser:

February 25th, 2020 — Blind Date With a Star

Entertaining Evening, October 27th, 2019 @ 4:30 PM:

February 26th, 2019 — Blind Date With a Star

February 27th, 2018  — Blind Date With A Star

Investors Group Comedy Tour (Thursday, September 14th, 2017)


Investor’s Group Singers Songwriters Circle.  April 8th, 2017:

SUPER 17: 17th Annual Blind Date With a Star (Tuesday, February 7th, 2017)


Christmas Appreciation Celebration & Auction (December 8th, 2016)


Investors Group Comedy Tour (Friday, October 14th, 2016)



This is the 16th year for Blind Date with a Star.  This year’s “Sweet Sixteen” will be held the night of Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 with the reception at the World Trade and Convention Centre.  For more information about the event, local stars and dining locations, please go to 


Investor’s Group Comedy Night, October 3rd, 2015

IG Comedy Night, 2015

March 27th, 2015

Progress get up and dance poster for website

January 27th, 2015


Thursday October 30th, 2014

Chisholm Grafton Street Dinner Theater, 2014

October 23rd, 2014

July 30th – August 4th, 2014

Investors Group Selects Chisholm as their Charity of Choice for the All-Star Charity Show

Busker Charity Show, Aug 3, 2014

Chisholm Services for Children has been selected by Investors Group as their charity of choice for the ALL-STAR Charity Show at the 2014 Halifax International Buskers Festival.  The ALL-STAR Charity Show will be held at the Investors Group’s Stage at Sackville Landing on Sunday August 3rd at 10:00 PM.  All funds raised during the show by the Buskers will be donated to Chisholm Services for Children, as well as $1.00 from each program sold during the Busker Festival from July 30th to August 4th.  Come out and enjoy the show and support Chisholm at the same time.  Many thanks to Investors Group!

Investors Buskers

Update:  The 2014 Halifax International Buskers Festival All-Star Charity Show raised $1,829 for Chisholm.  Thanks to the Investors Group, Busker organizers, the performing buskers and most importantly, the members of the audience who made the donations to Chisholm!!!! Greatly appreciated!!!!!

May 15th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Comedy Tour

Come out and enjoy a night of comedy at the Rebecca Cohn on May 15th.  Tickets are only $7.00 each and can be purchased by contacting Shawna Burgess at 523-9871 or at

May 16-18, 2014

Blue Nose Scotia Bank Charity Challenge

Bluenose logo, 2014

March 15, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration


January 28, 2014


October 27, 2013

Grafton Street Dinner Theater, Oct 2013

October 17 & 18, 2013

Focus on Complex Trauma: The theory and practice of trauma informed systems

We are very pleased to offer this symposium to support professionals who work with children, youth, families and the community.

World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax

Click for Symposium Registration Form or contact or call Shawna at 902-423-9871.

September 20, 2013

Acts of Kindness poster

August, 2013

Paddle to Sable: Bringing Adventure Back to all Children & Youth

Jan-Sebastian La Pierre and Graham Carter will be paddling to Sable Island in August 2013 to raise funds and awareness about the need for adventure in helping to lead a full and active lifestyle.  Their cause will directly benefit youth and children who are facing mental health issues or terminal illness and have not had access to adventure and recreational opportunities.  Their mission is to paddle, under human power alone, from mainland Nova scotia to Sable Island; 175 kms offshore. All of the money raised in the Paddle to Sable Island Campaign will go directly to both Chisholm Services for Children and Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society for outdoor adventure and camp programs. For more information and to make donations, visit their web-site


Graham Carter & Jan Sebastian La Pierre


June 18, 2013

Annual General Meeting

Chisholm Services for Children will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 18th, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes church hall at 6903 Mumford Road, Halifax.  All are welcome to attend to hear the wonderful events and accomplishments of Chisholm over the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  Jan-Sebastian La Pierre and Graham Carter have been invited as special guests to talk about their upcoming adventure of paddling a kayak to Sable Island in August 2013; proceeds of which will go to Chisholm Services for Children and Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society. Again, all are welcome to attend!

May 10, 2013

Chisholm will be selling raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt donated by Verna Boutilier. Verna and her daughter Ann shared the story of the quilt which was originally hand made by Verna and passed to her daughter Ann. Ann was so touched by the intricate hand embroidery and hand quilt work by her mother, that she returned it to her as a gesture of her love.  The quilt is truly a quilt of their love for each other. In recognizing the importance of the quilt to both of them, Verna and Ann made a decision to donate the quilt to an organization that may benefit in some way to raise funds.  Chisholm was their charity of choice. We are so please to have received this important quilt and will be looking at ways to help raise funds from the raffle of the quilt…for the love of the children.

Ticket sales begin on April 22, 2013 and run through until May 10, 2013 when the quilt will be raffled off for Mother’s Day.  Tickets are $5.00 each or three for $10.00 and can be purchased by contacting the central office at 423-9871. Chisholm will also be at Halifax Shopping Centre on May 3 (11-2) and Park Lane May 8, 9, 10 (11-2).

Quilt, 2013


February 5, 2013

Chisholm Foundation for Children is very pleased to be partnering with the Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia  (LDANS) in celebration of the 13th Blind Date with a Star event. We ask you to join us at the World Trade and Convention Centre for an exciting evening filled with surprises.  The evening will begin with a reception followed by a live draw to be paired with your local celebrity and local dining venue. There will also be a grand prize draw for a fabulous vacation.

All proceeds go directly to support children’s programs offered by the two benefiting charities, LDANS and Chisholm Services for Children.

Date: February 5, 2013

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: World Trade and Convention Centre and one of many local dinning venues

Please see the “Blind Date with a Star” website for more information:

Many thanks to the following sponsors who made the 13th Annual Blind Date with a Star possible this year:

TELUS®, Harvest Wines, Blue Birds Events, PCL Construction, Nova Tile & marble Ltd., Blue Cross, BMO, ONE OH ONE, C100, WTCC, The Hamachi Experience, Frischkorn Audiovisual, Absolute Travel Specialist Ltd., My Mother’s Bloomers, Metro, CBS Outdoor.


December 9, 2012

Freeman’s Little New Yorker location in Fairview hosted an auction in support of children who will be living at Chisholm during Christmas.  This was the second annual auction hosted by Freeman’s in Fairview and raised over $1,300 to make the children’s Christmas a little bit brighter.  Thank you to Lisa, Bill the auctioneer, the staff and patrons of Freemans and to all of those who came out to support the event.


November 17, 2012

In support of Chisholm Services for Children, Chisholm Foundation for Children hosted a tea and book reading fundraising event on November 17. The authors of Mermaid Glass, a children’s story about a beach where children come to play, read from the book and personally signed individual copies. The story was inspired by John Stailing and developed by Gwen Bennett Hannaford, and written by Hal Mooney. Tea sales were supplied by Bigelow® Tea.

During the book signing, members from the Chisholm team were available to provide an opportunity for those in attendance to learn a bit more about the service offered by Chisholm. The event was truly a wonderful afternoon and could not have been made possible without the support of the authors as well as Bigelow® Tea, and RBC who also made a donation of $2,500 to Chisholm for the “After School Tutoring Program”.

Hal Mooney, John Stailing, Gwen Bennett Hannaford