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Looking Inside a Small Option Home During the Holidays

Community Services

January 8, 2018 12:45 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Looking Inside a Small Option Home During the Holidays
NOTE: The following is a feature story about small option homes for people with disabilities.
Trevor had a busy Christmas with a long visit from his dad, Barry, and opening his presents.

Sowing Opportunities for Growth: Pilot Agricultural Project

Community Services

December 27, 2017 9:34 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Sowing Opportunities for Growth: Pilot Agricultural Project
NOTE: The following is a feature story on a pilot program for the agriculture industry and young people.
For Robert Bedard of Scotian Gold in Coldbrook, Kings Co., it was a win-win opportunity he couldn’t pass up: the chance to train students to work in the agricultural field and have them as dedicated employees for five weeks, all with help from the province to pay their salaries.

Le gouvernement lance un nouveau programme de subventions pour aider à réduire la pauvreté

Community Services

December 13, 2017 1:40 PM

COMMUNAUTÉS, CULTURE ET PATRIMOINE/SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES--Le gouvernement lance un nouveau programme de subventions pour aider à réduire la pauvreté
Les Néo-Écossais qui vivent dans la pauvreté profiteront d’un nouveau programme de subventions destinés aux organismes communautaires et les prestataires de l’aide au revenu dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax (MRH) recevront une carte d’autobus gratuite.

Government Introduces New Grant Program to Help Reduce Poverty in Nova Scotia

Community Services

December 13, 2017 1:37 PM

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE/COMMUNITY SERVICES--Government Introduces New Grant Program to Help Reduce Poverty in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians living in poverty will benefit from a new grant program for community-based organizations, and people on income assistance in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will receive a free bus pass.

Increased Support for Day Programs for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

Community Services

December 11, 2017 9:04 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Increased Support for Day Programs for Nova Scotians with Disabilities
Government is boosting support to adult day programs for Nova Scotians with disabilities.

New Funding for Recreation for Youth in Care

Community Services

October 20, 2017 10:19 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--New Funding for Recreation for Youth in Care
Starting in December, foster families will receive automatic payments to help cover recreational activities for children and youth in the care of the province.

Demandes acceptées pour les subventions d'innovation en matière de prévention de la violence sexuelle

Community Services

October 19, 2017 1:33 PM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES--Demandes acceptées pour les subventions d'innovation en matière de prévention de la violence sexuelle
Le gouvernement provincial invite encore une fois les Néo-Écossais qui ont des idées créatives sur la façon de prévenir la violence sexuelle à présenter une demande de subvention.

Call for Applications for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants

Community Services

October 19, 2017 1:29 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Call for Applications for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants
The province is again inviting Nova Scotians with creative ideas on how to prevent sexual violence to apply for grants.

Foster Family Appreciation Week: A Time to Thank Those Who Provide Loving Homes for Children

Community Services

October 13, 2017 1:51 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Foster Family Appreciation Week: A Time to Thank Those Who Provide Loving Homes for Children
NOTE: The following is a feature story on Foster Family Appreciation Week, Oct. 15-21
“I could never do what you do. I could never take care of a child and let them go.”

Government Makes Investments to Improve Accessibility

Community Services

September 18, 2017 10:22 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/COMMUNITY SERVICES/JUSTICE--Government Makes Investments to Improve Accessibility
NOTE: The full list of grant recipients is listed at the end of this release.
Nova Scotia’s first Accessibility Act has been proclaimed, part of government’s commitment to a more inclusive province.

La Province annonce des changements au soutien apporté aux familles d’accueil

Community Services

July 27, 2017 9:40 AM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES--La Province annonce des changements au soutien apporté aux familles d’accueil
Les parents de familles d’accueil recevront plus d’argent pour alléger les dépenses associées aux soins qu’ils prodiguent aux enfants qui leur sont confiés.

Province Announces Changes to Foster Care Rates and Reimbursements

Community Services

July 27, 2017 9:36 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Province Announces Changes to Foster Care Rates and Reimbursements
Foster parents are getting more money to help with the costs of looking after the children in their care.

French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Clare

Community Services

April 28, 2017 6:16 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/ACADIAN AFFAIRS/FRANCOPHONIE--French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Clare
Clare will have a new four-bed community option home for Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities.

Résidence communautaire de langue française pour les handicapés de Clare

Community Services

April 28, 2017 6:15 PM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES/AFFAIRES ACADIENNES/FRANCOPHONIE--Résidence communautaire de langue française pour les handicapés de Clare
La région de Clare aura un nouveau petit foyer communautaire de quatre lits pour les Néo-Écossais acadiens et francophones handicapés.

French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Isle Madame

Community Services

April 28, 2017 11:00 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/ACADIAN AFFAIRS/FRANCOPHONIE--French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Isle Madame
Isle Madame, Richmond Co., will have a new four-bed community option home for Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities.

Résidence communautaire de langue française pour les personnes handicapées à l'Isle Madame

Community Services

April 28, 2017 10:59 AM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES/AFFAIRES ACADIENNES ET FRANCOPHONIE--Résidence communautaire de langue française pour les personnes handicapées à l'Isle Madame
Une nouvelle petite maison à options à quatre lits pour les personnes handicapées acadiennes et francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse sera établie à l'Isle Madame, dans le comté de Richmond.

Province Announces Sexual Violence Strategy Grant Recipients and Online Training

Community Services

April 24, 2017 12:21 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Province Announces Sexual Violence Strategy Grant Recipients and Online Training
NOTE: A list of Prevention Innovation Grant recipients follows this release.
Twenty-four community groups from across Nova Scotia are receiving more than $630,000 in Prevention Innovation Grants through the province’s Sexual Violence Strategy.

Province Invests in New Building to Support L’Arche Community

Community Services

April 21, 2017 4:05 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--Province Invests in New Building to Support L’Arche Community
Government is investing $225,000 towards a building project by L’Arche at Iron Mines, Inverness Co. that will create an accessible setting for Nova Scotians with disabilities to sell produce, artwork and crafts.

Financement pour le Regional Occupational Centre à Port Hawkesbury

Community Services

April 10, 2017 10:21 AM

COMMUNAUTÉS, CULTURE ET PATRIMOINE/SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES—Financement pour le Regional Occupational Centre à Port Hawkesbury
Le gouvernement investit 50 000 $ pour permettre au Regional Occupational Centre de Port Hawkesbury d'améliorer les services aux Néo-Écossais handicapés dans la région du détroit.

Funding Announced for Regional Occupational Centre in Port Hawkesbury

Community Services

April 10, 2017 10:18 AM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE/HERITAGE/COMMUNITY SERVICES--Funding Announced for Regional Occupational Centre in Port Hawkesbury
Government is investing $50,000 for the Regional Occupational Centre in Port Hawkesbury to increase services for Nova Scotians with disabilities in the Strait Region.

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