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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.

Call for Applications for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants

Community Services

October 17, 2016 1:19 PM

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

A time to Recognize and Remember Women in Nova Scotia, Op-ed

Community Services

October 12, 2016 12:09 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--A time to Recognize and Remember Women in Nova Scotia, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard.
October is Women's History Month, an important time to remember women who helped to shape our present day lives.

Province Launches Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign

Community Services

October 4, 2016 11:45 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Province Launches Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
Parents have used the birds and the bees to talk to their kids about sex for generations. The province is now using them to talk to teens about sexual violence.

Request for Proposals Issued

Community Services

September 8, 2016 9:00 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Request for Proposals Issued
Community Services issued a request for proposals today, Sept. 8, for help to develop stronger processes, policies, and tools to capture how programs delivered by partner organizations are helping Nova Scotians.

Rapport d'étape de la stratégie de lutte contre la violence sexuelle

Community Services

August 3, 2016 12:35 PM

SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES--Rapport d'étape de la stratégie de lutte contre la violence sexuelle
Le gouvernement a publié un rapport d'étape, aujourd'hui 3 août, portant sur le travail effectué relativement à la première stratégie de la province en matière de prévention de la violence sexuelle.

Sexual Violence Strategy Progress Report

Community Services

August 3, 2016 12:33 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Sexual Violence Strategy Progress Report
Government released a progress report on the work of the province's first sexual violence strategy today, Aug. 3.

Support Helps Student Graduate from University

Community Services

May 20, 2016 11:37 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Support Helps Student Graduate from University
NOTE: The following is a feature story about university graduate Tiffani Woodington of Antigonish and the support she has received.
As Tiffani Woodington crosses the stage for her degree in child and youth studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, a proud foster mother and social worker are in the audience as her special guests.

Strengthening Support for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

Community Services

May 16, 2016 11:35 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Strengthening Support for Nova Scotians with Disabilities
Nova Scotians with disabilities will have expanded opportunities for community living and day programs.

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