Child, Youth & Family Supports

A young family

Community Services provides a range of community-based, prevention-oriented services to children, youth, and their families.


A mandated review of the Children and Family Services Act is underway. The review is being conducted by a project team made up of staff from the Department of Community Services, the Department of Justice and Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services, and will take into account the African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaw perspectives.

The review will focus on:

  • duty to report third party abuse
  • prohibition on publications
  • the child abuse register


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