News releases from Community Services (Page 3)

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.

Looking Inside a Small Option Home During the Holidays

Community Services

Trevor had a busy Christmas with a long visit from his dad, Barry, and opening his presents.

Sowing Opportunities for Growth: Pilot Agricultural Project

Community Services

For Robert Bedard of Scotian Gold in Coldbrook, Kings Co., it was a win-win opportunity he couldn’t pass up: the chance to train students to work in the agricultural field and have them as dedicated employees for five weeks, all with help from the province to pay their salaries.

Le gouvernement lance un nouveau programme de subventions pour aider à réduire la pauvreté

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Les Néo-Écossais qui vivent dans la pauvreté profiteront d’un nouveau programme de subventions destinés aux organismes communautaires et les prestataires de l’aide au revenu dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax (MRH) recevront une carte d’autobus gratuite.

Government Introduces New Grant Program to Help Reduce Poverty in Nova Scotia

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Community Services

Nova Scotians living in poverty will benefit from a new grant program for community-based organizations, and people on income assistance in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will receive a free bus pass.

Increased Support for Day Programs for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

Community Services

Government is boosting support to adult day programs for Nova Scotians with disabilities.

New Funding for Recreation for Youth in Care

Community Services

Starting in December, foster families will receive automatic payments to help cover recreational activities for children and youth in the care of the province.

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

Community Services

Le gouvernement provincial invite encore une fois les Néo-Écossais qui ont des idées créatives sur la façon de prévenir la violence sexuelle à présenter une demande de subvention.

Call for Applications for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants

Community Services

The province is again inviting Nova Scotians with creative ideas on how to prevent sexual violence to apply for grants.

Foster Family Appreciation Week: A Time to Thank Those Who Provide Loving Homes for Children

Community Services

“I could never do what you do. I could never take care of a child and let them go.”

Government Makes Investments to Improve Accessibility

Premier's Office / Community Services / Justice

Nova Scotia’s first Accessibility Act has been proclaimed, part of government’s commitment to a more inclusive province.

La Province annonce des changements au soutien apporté aux familles d’accueil

Community Services

Les parents de familles d’accueil recevront plus d’argent pour alléger les dépenses associées aux soins qu’ils prodiguent aux enfants qui leur sont confiés.

Province Announces Changes to Foster Care Rates and Reimbursements

Community Services

Foster parents are getting more money to help with the costs of looking after the children in their care.

French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Clare

Community Services / Acadian Affairs and Francophonie

Clare will have a new four-bed community option home for Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities.

Résidence communautaire de langue française pour les handicapés de Clare

Acadian Affairs and Francophonie / Community Services

La région de Clare aura un nouveau petit foyer communautaire de quatre lits pour les Néo-Écossais acadiens et francophones handicapés.

French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Isle Madame

Community Services / Acadian Affairs and Francophonie

Isle Madame, Richmond Co., will have a new four-bed community option home for Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities.

Résidence communautaire de langue française pour les personnes handicapées à l'Isle Madame

Community Services / Acadian Affairs and Francophonie

Une nouvelle petite maison à options à quatre lits pour les personnes handicapées acadiennes et francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse sera établie à l'Isle Madame, dans le comté de Richmond.

Province Announces Sexual Violence Strategy Grant Recipients and Online Training

Community Services

Twenty-four community groups from across Nova Scotia are receiving more than $630,000 in Prevention Innovation Grants through the province’s Sexual Violence Strategy.

Province Invests in New Building to Support L’Arche Community

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Government is investing $225,000 towards a building project by L’Arche at Iron Mines, Inverness Co. that will create an accessible setting for Nova Scotians with disabilities to sell produce, artwork and crafts.