News releases from Community Services (Page 1)

Nouvelles initiatives à l'appui des familles d'accueil

Community Services

Le gouvernement Rankin a annoncé, aujourd'hui 18 mars, que les familles d'accueil à temps plein recevront un paiement unique de 5 000 $ en vertu de l'initiative « Because You Care » à l'appui des familles d'accueil. Cette initiative reconnaît que les familles d'accueil doivent engager des dépenses pour lesquelles elles ne soumettent pas toujours une demande de remboursement.

New Initiative Supports Foster Families

Community Services

The Rankin government announced today, March 18, full-time foster families will receive a one-time payment of $5,000 under the Because You Care Foster Family initiative. The initiative is in recognition of the fact that foster families incur expenses for which they often do not submit a claim.

Legislation to Allow for Open Adoption Records

Community Services

Legislation introduced today, March 12, will change the way the province treats adoption records.

La loi permettra les dossiers d'adoption ouverts

Community Services

Une loi déposée aujourd'hui 12 mars changera la façon dont le gouvernement provincial traite les dossiers d'adoption.

Des foyers communautaires pour des Néo-Écossais handicapés sont presque terminés

Community Services

L’engagement du gouvernement qui consiste à installer dans la collectivité les participants au Programme de soutien aux personnes handicapées continue de se concrétiser avec la construction de huit nouveaux petits foyers communautaires dans la province.

Community-Based Homes for Nova Scotians Living with Disabilities Nearly Complete

Community Services

Government’s commitment to move Disability Support Program participants into the community continues with the establishment of eight new small option homes across the province.

Program to Help Young Adults Get Jobs Expanding

Community Services

The opportunity to build community and peer connections, develop life and leadership skills and gain practical work experience positions young adults for career success and independence.

Youth Outreach Programs Expanding

Community Services

Nova Scotia youth who are struggling, marginalized and at-risk need more access to supports in their communities to help them grow, develop, stay safe and have more opportunities for their future.

Applications Open for Building Vibrant Communities Grants

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Community groups that deliver, strengthen or expand programs that help Nova Scotians living on low incomes can now apply for a Building Vibrant Communities grant.

Province Phasing Out Harbourside Adult Residential Facility in Yarmouth

Community Services

Living in a community allows people to be part of a neighbourhood, to feel valued for their contributions and to have the ability to pursue the lives they choose.

Child Benefit Increasing

Community Services

Nova Scotia is continuing efforts to support people living on lower incomes.

Public Consultation Report on Opening Adoption Records Available

Community Services

The Department of Community Services recently consulted Nova Scotians about opening adoption records. The report detailing the results of this consultation is now available.

Publication du rapport sur les résultats de la consultation publique portant sur l’ouverture des dossiers d’adoption

Community Services

Le ministère des Services communautaires a récemment consulté les Néo-Écossais au sujet de l’ouverture des dossiers d’adoption. Il est maintenant possible de consulter le rapport sur les résultats de cette consultation.

Mesures visant à aider les personnes vulnérables en Nouvelle-Écosse

Community Services / Seniors / Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

Le premier ministre Stephen McNeil, Kelly Regan, ministre des Services communautaires, et le docteur Robert Strang, médecin-hygiéniste en chef, ont annoncé aujourd'hui 19 mars des mesures pour aider les personnes vulnérables de la province et pour réduire davantage la propagation de la COVID-19 dans la province.

Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness / Community Services / Seniors / COVID - 19

Premier Stephen McNeil, Community Services Minister Kelly Regan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, March 19, measures to help vulnerable Nova Scotians and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province.

Investments to Help Fight Homelessness and Provide Affordable Housing

Community Services / Municipal Affairs and Housing (to Feb. 23, 2021)

The quality of life for Nova Scotians greatly depends on access to safe and affordable housing. That is why government is investing hundreds of millions to fight homelessness, provide affordable housing and raise the income level of those who need it most.

Celebrating Social Enterprises that Employ Adults with Diverse Abilities

Premier's Office / Community Services

All Nova Scotians deserve the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. Social enterprises across the province are helping adults with diverse abilities reach that full potential through programming and employment opportunities.

Government Invests in Corridor Community Options

Premier's Office / Community Services

Corridor Community Options, in Enfield, will soon have a new, larger, more accessible building, allowing more people with diverse abilities to participate in specialized day programs.

Provincial Approach to Address Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation

Community Services / Justice

Human trafficking and sexual exploitation are devastating to victims and survivors, families and entire communities.

Province Supports Horizon Achievement Centre in Sydney, to Expand Employment Opportunities

Community Services

Building a stronger Nova Scotia where everyone can grow and succeed means all people should have the opportunity to live active lives and contribute to their communities.