News releases from Community Services (Page 2)

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.

Ouverture des dossiers d'adoption le 1er mai

Community Services

Les dossiers d'adoptions seront ouverts en Nouvelle-Écosse à compter du 1er mai.

Adoption Records Open May 1

Community Services

Adoption records will become open in Nova Scotia on May 1.

Addressing Homelessness in Rural Nova Scotia

Community Services

Emergency interim funding will stabilize rural emergency shelters run by seven organizations across the province and ensure more access to housing and services this winter.

More Supportive Housing in Halifax

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services

Seven African Nova Scotian men will soon have a place to live in a new supportive housing facility in Halifax.

Activity Options Expand for Nova Scotians Living with Disabilities

Community Services

Nova Scotians living with disabilities will have more options as they move into a community to pursue their interests, develop life skills, access employment and connect with friends and neighbours.

New Homes for People Experiencing Homelessness

Community Services

The Province is taking action to help people experiencing homelessness by working with the Government of Canada and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to create 65 new permanent supportive housing options.

New Adoption Records Privacy Tool Now Available

Community Services

Adoptions can be an emotional, sensitive issue. People who have been adopted or birth parents may want to control how their identifying information is shared or may wish to protect their adoption record information.

Nouvel outil de protection de la vie privé dans les dossiers d’adoption

Community Services

L’adoption peut être un sujet délicat et chargé d’émotions. Les personnes adoptées ou les parents biologiques peuvent vouloir déterminer comment leurs renseignements identificatoires sont communiqués ou peuvent vouloir protéger les renseignements contenus dans leur dossier d’adoption.

Minister's Statement on the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Community Services / L'nu Affairs

I am deeply saddened by the decision of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to close the North Park Street shelter on December 31. The centre remains a valuable partner.

Minister’s Statement on the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Community Services

Our first concern as a Department is always the safety and well-being of the clients we serve, and that will not change. Our work in supporting those experiencing homelessness is a priority.

Province Ending Birth Alerts

Community Services

The government is ending the use of birth alerts, effective immediately, and will provide expectant families with additional support to help access the programs and services they need.

Service Provider Named for Modular Housing Units

Community Services

Supportive housing programs help provide people with a home and a community while also addressing their unique, self-identified needs. The Province is providing about $2.7 million to Out of the Cold Community Association to deliver wraparound, supportive housing services to people staying in Halifax Regional Municipality’s (HRM’s) modular housing units.

Foster Care Redesign Increases Support for Children, Foster Families

Community Services

Foster families are a key pillar of Nova Scotia’s child welfare system. They provide love, security and a strong foundation for the province’s most vulnerable children.

Privacy Tools Available for Adoption Records

Community Services

Adoption is a profoundly personal matter, and many Nova Scotians may feel strongly about the sharing of their information. The Province is introducing new privacy tools for adoption records to give people the option of protecting their information before adoption records are opened in the spring.

Outils de confidentialité pour les dossiers d'adoption

Community Services

L'adoption est une question profondément personnelle, et bon nombre de gens ont de fortes opinions au sujet de la divulgation de leurs renseignements. Le gouvernement provincial présente de nouveaux outils de confidentialité pour les dossiers d'adoption afin de donner aux gens l'option de protéger leurs renseignements personnels avant l'ouverture des dossiers d'adoption au printemps.

Homes and Supports for People Experiencing Homelessness

Community Services

Everyone deserves a home to call their own. Having a place to live brings with it stability, security and a sense of belonging. The Province is taking action to help those experiencing homelessness by investing $10.1 million over two years to provide wrap-around supports, shelter and culturally relevant housing across Nova Scotia.