News release

Supporting Community Efforts in Doctor Recruitment and Retention in Truro

Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity has been approved for funding under a new grant program to support community-led initiatives around doctor recruitment.

The partnership is receiving $25,000 through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support plans to create and train a more diverse group of volunteers to welcome doctors and their families to their community.

“No one knows their communities better than the people who live and work there,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “Government is pleased to support their efforts in promoting what their area has to offer not only for the health professional but the entire family.”

Government launched the $200,000 Healthy Communities Stream in August. It was developed with input from community groups, municipal leaders, health professionals and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. The intent is to complement ongoing recruitment efforts by the authority and government.

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Our community leaders, local physicians and business partners have been actively engaged in physician recruitment and retention. This funding will allow us to better utilize our entire community, offering more training on attraction and retention best practices. Brennan Gillis, CEO, Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Quick Facts:

  • the proposal includes community engagement and a reporting system for volunteers to followup with physicians after their community tour
  • municipalities, museums, libraries, social enterprises, First Nations, communities and community groups and cultural organizations that are registered Nova Scotia not-for-profits may apply
  • funding is available through the program to a maximum of $25,000
  • the next round of applications for the program closes Dec.1

Additional Resources:

For more information, visit, https://novascotia.ca/culture-innovation-fund-healthy-communities/ Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: https://novascotia.ca/culture

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