News releases from Community Services (Page 1)

New Program to Help Young Adults Get Jobs

Community Services

Government is piloting new supports for young people on income assistance to help them become independent and get into the workforce more quickly.

Day Programs for Youth with Disabilities

Community Services

Government is boosting support for day programs for youth with disabilities.

Online Services for People Receiving Income, Employment and Disability Supports

Community Services

Work will soon begin to give Nova Scotians who receive income, employment and disability supports online access to programs and services.

Appui aux membres de la famille prenant soin des enfants séparés de leurs parents

Community Services

Un nouveau programme offre de l'appui aux grands-parents et aux autres membres de la famille qui prennent soin des enfants séparés de leurs parents.

Support for Family Members Caring for Children Separated from Parents

Community Services

A new program is supporting grandparents and other family members who care for children separated from their parents.

More Projects to Help Reduce Poverty

Community Services

Communities across Nova Scotia are working with government to tackle complex poverty-related issues.

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

Community Services

À compter d'aujourd'hui 12 octobre, les Néo-Écossais peuvent présenter une demande au programme de subventions d'innovation en matière de prévention de la violence sexuelle pour un montant pouvant s'élever à 5 000 $. Les subventions appuient les organismes et les groupes communautaires, y compris les jeunes et les groupes marginalisés, pour les aider à tendre la main à leurs pairs et à bâtir des collectivités en meilleure santé, plus sécuritaires et plus résistantes.

Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grant Applications Open

Community Services

Starting today, Oct. 12, Nova Scotians can apply for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants of up to $5,000. The grants support community groups and organizations, including youth and marginalized groups to reach out to their peers and build healthier, safer and more resilient communities.

Community Projects to Reduce Poverty

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Communities throughout Nova Scotia will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty.

Expanded Program Connects Youth to Resource Sector Jobs

Community Services

Students looking to gain work experience and explore careers within their community, now have more opportunities through the new Career Rising program.

Les ministres des provinces et des territoires sont déterminés à offrir des services sociaux de qualité aux Canadiens

Community Services

Les ministres des provinces et des territoires responsables des Services sociaux se sont réunis aujourd'hui 31 juillet à Halifax pour discuter des principaux enjeux en matière de politiques sociales, notamment : la sécurité du revenu pour les Canadiens et la réduction de la pauvreté; l'amélioration du bien-être des enfants et des jeunes autochtones; l'amélioration du soutien offert aux familles et aux enfants ayant un trouble du spectre de l'autisme.

Provincial and Territorial Ministers Committed to Quality Social Services for Canadians

Community Services

Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for social services met today, July 31, in Halifax to discuss key social policy issues including: income security for Canadians and reducing poverty; improving outcomes for Indigenous children and youth; and improving supports for families and children with autism spectrum disorder.

Changes to Income Assistance Program Will Help Nova Scotians Living on Low Incomes

Community Services

Nova Scotians living on low incomes will soon be able to earn and keep more money thanks to a number of investments by government.

Plus de foyers communautaires pour les personnes handicapées en Nouvelle-Écosse

Community Services

Le gouvernement remplira son engagement visant à établir huit nouveaux foyers communautaires pour les personnes handicapées en Nouvelle-Écosse au cours des deux prochaines années.

More Community-based Homes for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

Community Services

Government is moving ahead on its commitment to develop eight community-based homes for Nova Scotians with disabilities over two years.

Applications Open For Poverty Reduction Grants

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Community groups working to reduce poverty and help people find jobs can now apply for a Building Vibrant Communities grant.

More Day Programs for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

Community Services / Premier's Office

Nova Scotians with disabilities will benefit from more day programming activities that build skills and provide more opportunities for recreation in their communities as part of government’s commitment to accessibility.

Le gouvernement investit dans des projets communautaires visant à réduire la pauvreté

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Des projets visant à éliminer les obstacles au transport et à aider les jeunes à apprendre l'agriculture et à assurer la sécurité alimentaire communautaire sont seulement quelques-uns des 49 projets qui partagent le financement 600 000 $ versé au cours de la première année du programme de subventions Bâtir des collectivités dynamiques.

Government Invests in Community Projects to Reduce Poverty

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Community Services

Projects aimed at helping break down barriers to transportation and helping youth learn about farming and growing community food security are some of the 49 projects sharing $600,000 in the first year of the Building Vibrant Communities grants program.

Children and Adults with Disabilities to Receive Enhanced Support at Home

Community Services

Children and adults with disabilities and their families who qualify for more support at home will receive it without having to wait.