News releases from Community Services (Page 1)

Emergency Overnight Winter Shelter to Open in Amherst

Community Services

The Province will provide $360,000 in funding for a new emergency shelter serving Cumberland County this winter to support people experiencing homelessness.

New Emergency Overnight Winter Shelter in Dartmouth

Community Services

The Province will provide funding for another emergency shelter in Halifax Regional Municipality this winter to help people experiencing homelessness.

More Help for Nova Scotians Impacted by Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona / Community Services

The Province is providing more financial support to help those impacted by hurricane Fiona.

Foster Family Appreciation Week, Op-ed

Community Services

Foster caregivers are a pillar of the child welfare system – they give children and youth in care a foundation, a sense of security and love during a potentially turbulent time in their lives.

Government Seeking Public Input on New Child and Youth Commission

Community Services

Nova Scotians are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on the creation of the Child and Youth Commission.

Province Supports New Emergency Shelter in HRM

Community Services

The Province will provide funding for an emergency shelter this winter in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to ensure people experiencing homelessness have a safe, warm place to stay.

Applications for Child Abuse Register Search Now Available Online

Community Services

People who need a Child Abuse Register check for work or volunteering now have a faster, more convenient way to apply for a search to confirm they are not in the register.

New Home Designs for People Living with Disabilities

Community Services

A new approach to the construction of community-based small option homes will allow Nova Scotians with disabilities to move into community sooner.

New Supportive Housing in Halifax

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services / Justice

New transitional, supportive housing for men who are exiting correctional facilities after serving their sentences will soon be available in central Halifax.

Increasing Emergency Shelter Services in New Glasgow

Community Services

The Province is providing more than $430,000 to Viola’s Place in New Glasgow to hire an additional housing support worker, expand shelter services and add shelter beds.

Increase to Nova Scotia Child Benefit

Community Services

The Province is helping Nova Scotian families with lower incomes by increasing their Nova Scotia Child Benefit effective Friday, July 1.

Small Option Home in Dartmouth Ready to Welcome Residents

Community Services

The Province continues to move people in the Disability Support Program into communities with the establishment of a new small option home in Dartmouth.

Services Enhanced for Former Children in Care

Community Services

People who were in permanent care as children can now access the Province’s Disclosure Program online to request their personal information and documents that may be needed by post-secondary institutions and other organizations.

Les changements aux dossiers d'adoption entrent en vigueur le 1er mai

Community Services

L'accès aux dossiers d'adoption en Nouvelle-Écosse sera modifié le 1er mai, permettant aux personnes adoptées, lorsqu'elles auront 19 ans, et aux parents biologiques d'accéder aux renseignements s'ils le souhaitent.

Changes to Adoption Records Take Effect May 1

Community Services

Access to adoption records in Nova Scotia will change on May 1, allowing adopted people, once they turn 19, and birth parents to access their information if they choose.

Applications Open for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants

Community Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an opportunity to take an active role in sexual violence prevention, educate about consent, debunk myths and stereotypes and create awareness of the resources available to support victims and survivors.

Overnight Shelter in Halifax Extended

Community Services

The Province will provide $195,000 to extend an emergency overnight shelter in Halifax until June 30 to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have a safe and warm place to sleep as cold weather continues.

Government Committed to Child and Youth Commission, Op-ed

Community Services

Good government puts people at the centre of all that we do. This commitment will be at the heart of the creation of a Child and Youth Commission in Nova Scotia.

Additional Financial Support for Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Community Services / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

The Province will provide $13.2 million to vulnerable Nova Scotians to help them address the immediate impact of rising fuel prices on the cost of living.

New Overnight Shelter in Halifax Open Until March 31

Community Services

In partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), the Province will operate a temporary overnight shelter at the Pavilion on the Halifax Common until March 31.