I've started volunteering with a local non-profit group, Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services (ISIS), and might organize a monthly craft night for ISIS. From their website:
"ISIS is a leading community organization that welcomes immigrants. Working in partnership, ISIS offers services and creates opportunities that enable immigrants to participate fully in Canadian life."
To learn more about ISIS and the work they do, visit their website at www.isisns.ca. ISIS puts on social events from time to time, such as movie nights or monthly cooking classes. I was chatting with an employee at ISIS about knitting, as her mother owns a knitting shop, and she and some of her family knits. We both thought it would be fun to have a monthly craft night put on by ISIS. It would be a casual get together for ISIS employees, volunteers, and immigrants new to Halifax to enjoy crafting and socializing. The craft night might be held at ISIS, located in the West End Mall, or some other place to be determined.
The only craft I really know is knitting, but certainly there are a lot of people out there into other crafts such as scrap-booking, jewelry making, or crochet. It would be a great opportunity to share what you know and maybe learn something new!
At this point I am just brainstorming, so if you are interested in this (whether you craft or now) or have some ideas for crafty things this group could do, please leave a comment. Also feel free to pass this on to your friends in Halifax.