News releases from Community Services (Page 1)

Province Partnering on Shelter Meals, Training Program

Community Services

The Province is supporting a new, innovative service that provides nutritious meals to people experiencing homelessness and will offer a related skills training and work experience program.

Supportive Housing for Indigenous Women, Children in HRM

Community Services

Two supportive housing options are now available for urban Indigenous women and children at risk of homelessness in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Increase in Nova Scotia Child Benefit

Community Services

The Province is helping more than 22,750 Nova Scotian families by increasing the Nova Scotia Child Benefit. The increase will take effect on the July payment.

New Supportive Housing Units for Youth in Glace Bay

Community Services

Young people who need a safe, supportive place to call home will soon have an option in Glace Bay, a first in the region.

Transforming Support for People Living with Disabilities

Community Services

An independent expert report that could set the groundwork for closing the province’s remaining institutions for people living with disabilities and having their needs managed in the community has been released.

New Healthcare Initiative a First in Atlantic Canada

Health and Wellness / Community Services

The Province will open a first-of-its-kind clinic in Atlantic Canada to help reduce visits to emergency departments and walk-in clinics and decrease the length of hospital stays by people experiencing homelessness.

More Supportive Housing in Cape Breton

Community Services

A third supportive housing location in Sydney will soon open to help men experiencing chronic homelessness transition to permanent housing.

New Supportive Housing in Cape Breton

Community Services

The Province is investing in new transitional, supportive housing in Cape Breton to help women exiting correctional facilities get a new start.

More Disability Funding Support for Families

Community Services

An investment by the Province means families caring for children with disabilities are now eligible for more financial support.

New Social Work Cohort for Black/African Nova Scotian Students

Advanced Education / Community Services / Health and Wellness

The Province is investing in training to help address under-representation of Black/African Nova Scotians in the social work field and ease pressures on the healthcare and social service systems.

Lending Program Protects Affordable Housing Units in Halifax, Dartmouth

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services

The Province is helping the North End Community Health Centre preserve two affordable housing properties for up to 32 Nova Scotians in need of supportive housing.

Emergency Overnight Winter Shelter in Lower Sackville

Community Services

The Province will contribute $378,000 to support a new emergency shelter in Lower Sackville this winter to serve people experiencing homelessness.

Province Introduces New Approach to Foster Care

Community Services

The Province is introducing a new approach to foster care as it works on redesigning the system.

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.