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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.

Income and Employment Support For Those Who Need it Most

Community Services

March 15, 2017 12:32 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Income and Employment Support For Those Who Need it Most
Improvements to the Employment Support and Income Assistance Program will help those Nova Scotians who need it most get support to become more independent and help youth as they become adults.

Government Enhances Workplace Support Program

Community Services

February 28, 2017 1:33 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Government Enhances Workplace Support Program
Nova Scotians with disabilities now have more support to stay in the workforce with enhancements to the Workplace Support Program.

Les changements à la loi sur les services à l'enfance et à la famille entrent en vigueur dès mars

Community Services

February 24, 2017 11:45 AM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES--Les changements à la loi sur les services à l'enfance et à la famille entrent en vigueur dès mars
Les changements à la loi sur les services à l'enfance et à la famille (Children and Family Services Act) entrent en vigueur le 1er mars. Ils visent à aider à protéger les jeunes de 16 à 18 ans inclusivement, à améliorer la sécurité des enfants, à simplifier le processus judiciaire et à faire en sorte que les enfants jouissent de relations familiales sûres tout au long de leur vie.

Changes to Children and Family Services Act Take Effect in March

Community Services

February 24, 2017 11:42 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Changes to Children and Family Services Act Take Effect in March
Changes to the Children and Family Services Act, that will help protect Nova Scotians from 16-18 years of age, improve child safety, streamline court processes and ensure children have a safe and lifelong family relationship, take effect on March 1.

Nova Scotians Can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee

Community Services

January 23, 2017 2:05 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Nova Scotians Can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee
Nova Scotians are encouraged to present their views about the province's first accessibility legislation, Bill 59, to the Law Amendments Committee.

Province Launches Second Video in Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign

Community Services

December 16, 2016 11:08 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Province Launches Second Video in Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
The province launched the second phase of the Sexual Violence Strategy’s public awareness campaign, Sexual Violence with the Birds and the Bees, today, Dec. 16.

Appel de candidatures aux Prix provinciaux du bénévolat de 2017

Community Services

November 14, 2016 12:29 PM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES--Appel de candidatures aux Prix provinciaux du bénévolat de 2017
Les Néo-Écossais peuvent reconnaître les bénévoles exceptionnels dans leurs collectivités en soumettant leur candidature aux Prix provinciaux du bénévolat de 2017.

Call for Nominations for 2017 Provincial Volunteer Awards

Community Services

November 14, 2016 12:25 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Call for Nominations for 2017 Provincial Volunteer Awards
Nova Scotians can recognize outstanding volunteers in their communities by nominating them for a 2017 Provincial Volunteer Award.

Government Introduces Accessibility Legislation

Community Services

November 2, 2016 1:23 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Government Introduces Accessibility Legislation
Government introduced legislation today, Nov. 2, to help make the province more accessible and reduce barriers for persons with disabilities.

Support for Bryony House and Victims of Domestic Violence

Community Services

October 28, 2016 12:31 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Support for Bryony House and Victims of Domestic Violence
The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing in the replacement of Bryony House, a 24-bed shelter for women and children in Halifax, who are victims of domestic violence. Up to $3 million will be committed for the construction of a new building that can better meet the needs of families.

Government Improves Post-Secondary Supports for Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Community Services

October 27, 2016 11:27 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Government Improves Post-Secondary Supports for Vulnerable Nova Scotians
Enhancements to two government programs announced today, Oct. 27, will break down barriers and help more vulnerable Nova Scotians to continue and complete their education after high school.

Changes to Help Foster Families Care for Children

Community Services

October 21, 2016 10:41 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Changes to Help Foster Families Care for Children
Government is making changes to give foster families more flexibility and resources to care for vulnerable children.

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