News releases from Community Services (Page 3)

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.

Free Bus Pass Pilot Program Expanding in Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Community Services

Government is expanding a pilot program offering free monthly bus passes and subsidized taxi service in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) with a goal of creating better transportation options for those living on lower incomes.

Free Halifax Regional Municipality Bus Pass Program Becomes Permanent

Community Services

A pilot program offering free annual Halifax Transit bus passes for people who receive Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA) in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is now a permanent program.

Investing in Opportunities for Adults with Diverse Abilities

Premier's Office / Community Services

Premier Iain Rankin announced today, June 21, the province is doubling its support to $1 million for The Flower Cart Group’s construction of a new facility in New Minas to help adults with diverse abilities develop life and employment skills.

New Online Training Available on Identifying Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking of Youth

Community Services

Nova Scotians now have access to free online training to identify and respond to sexual exploitation of children and youth.

Funding for Permanent Supportive, Transitional Housing in Halifax, Annapolis Valley

Community Services

The government of Nova Scotia is providing $6.4 million to create permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Halifax and the Annapolis Valley.

Funding for Permanent, Supportive Housing in Sydney

Community Services

The province is investing $553,000 to provide safe, permanent homes and support services for men exiting homelessness in Sydney.

Funding to Create Community Housing Proposal for Women

Community Services

The province is providing $100,000 to develop a proposal for a community-based, permanent housing project for up to 100 women and children.

Funding for More Shelter Beds

Community Services

The province is investing $350,000 to add 15 temporary shelter beds in partnership with the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax. The beds will be at the centre’s North Park shelter location until the end of 2021.

Nouvelles restrictions en vigueur aux frontières

COVID - 19 / Community Services

De nouvelles restrictions sont entrées en vigueur, aujourd'hui 10 mai, afin de contribuer à réduire la propagation de la COVID-19. Seuls les résidents permanents de la Nouvelle-Écosse et les personnes qui se déplacent pour des raisons essentielles peuvent entrer dans la province.

Government Supports the Food Needs of Vulnerable Nova Scotians

COVID - 19 / Community Services

The Rankin government is investing $1.3 million to help ensure vulnerable Nova Scotians get the food they need during the third wave of COVID-19. This funding will be provided to Feed Nova Scotia, smaller food banks and charitable organizations, and Family Resource Centres across Nova Scotia.

Applications Open for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants

Community Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, share information about available resources and foster a greater understanding of consent.