Raising Haligonians

The Swain Family | Raising Haligonians

The Swain Family | Raising Haligonians

If you’ve had a baby while living in Halifax chances are you’ve met one, or all, of the members of the Swain family while preparing for the baby or connecting with other parents after the baby was born. Jolyn and Eric own the charming shop, Nurtured Products for Parenting, on Agricola Street in the North End of Halifax. Read more about why Jolyn and Eric have made the conscious choice to raise their family in Halifax.

The McCrossin-Swick Family | Raising Haligonians

The McCrossin-Swick Family | Raising Haligonians

Katie McCrossin and Zack Swick met on a sailboat so it seems only natural that they would feel drawn to ultimately raise their family by the sea. Read about why this family chose to settle in Halifax and what they love about Cresthaven, the community they’ve decided to raise their three young children in, in the first of our 2019 Raising Haligonians series.

The Birch Family | Raising Haligonians

The Birch Family | Raising Haligonians

Our latest in our Raising Haligonians series features the Birch family. After spending the last eleven years in Calgary, Sarah and Dana Birch felt it was time to move back home to the East Coast so that they could raise their two young children (Amelia, age seven, and Ewan, age two) close to family.

The Langille Family | Raising Haligonians

The Langille Family | Raising Haligonians

Paula and Chris Langille moved to Halifax for university and ended up staying here to raise their families as Haligonians: "I hope their values of kindness, politeness and of giving back to their community - whether helping a friend or neighbour or more in an organized format become a part of their being. I hope that being a Haligonian, for them, elicits a positive, fun image of who they are and what this city offers."

The Turlo Family | Raising Haligonians

The Turlo Family | Raising Haligonians

""I remember being outside until the sun set and it being totally normal," she says. "We wanted the same for our children." The Turlo Family shares why they chose to move back from Halifax, when they were living in Toronto, to raise their young family.

The Raising Haligonians series profiles several families across the Halifax Regional Municipality and delves into what they love about about this region and why they're choosing to raise their families here.

Raising Haligonians | My Family

Raising Haligonians | My Family

Why did you choose to raise your family here? To me, being a Haligonian means raising people who respect and care about our neighbours, who have a special love for the land and nature, and who will always have salt water running through their veins as residents of Canada's Ocean Playground.