News releases from Community Services (Page 33)

Family Violence Prevention Week, Feb. 14-20

Community Services

Next Week -- Feb. 14-20 --is Family Violence Prevention Week in Nova Scotia.

New Halifax Shelter for Homeless Men

Community Services

The Metro Turning Point Society will be building a new shelter to meet the needs of homeless men in the Halifax area.

Unique Early Language Project Launch

Community Services

An exciting and innovative learning program for young children and their families will be officially launched today in Dartmouth.

Provincial Record of Continued Improvements

Community Services

The government of Nova Scotia has not cut welfare, and it stands by its record of continued social services improvements, Community Services Minister Francene Cosman said today.

80 New Subsidized Child-Care Spaces

Community Services

The Department of Community Services will be subsidizing 80 new child-care spaces in 28 non-profit licensed centres across Nova Scotia, Community Services Minister Francene Cosman has announced.

Adoption Awareness Month

Community Services

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a time when adoptive families throughout Nova Scotia are thanked and recognized for giving the gift of a loving and nurturing home to a child in need.

Legislation for International Adoptions

Community Services

The Department of Community Services introduced legislation today to strengthen standards and regulations for international adoptions in Nova Scotia.

New Child Benefit for Low-income Families

Community Services

More than 30,000 low-income families got extra help from the government of Nova Scotia this week with the first instalment of the new Nova Scotia Child Benefit.

Foster Families: Making a Difference

Community Services

NOTE TO EDITORS: Foster Family Week is being marked Oct. 18-24 this year to recognize and honour the dedication and support of those who offer foster care to children in need. The following is a feature profile of one such individual.

Foster Families Honoured For Dedication

Community Services

Foster Family Week, Oct. 18-24, recognizes and honours the dedication and support Nova Scotia's foster families give to children, their families and their communities.

Minister Launches Child Care Awareness Days

Community Services

Quality child care, one of society's most important investments, will be celebrated across Nova Scotia during Child Care Awareness Days, Aug. 23 to Sept. 10.

Documents Start Provincewide Consultation

Community Services

Community Services Minister Francene Cosman released two documents today to mark the start of a provincewide consultation on improving and updating Nova Scotia's social assistance policies.

Plan for New Placement Options for Children

Community Services

Francene Cosman, Community Services Minister, said today 56 new beds are being created for children and youth in government care. It's the first step in a plan to improve placement and treatment options in Nova Scotia.

Agreement Helps People with Disabilities

Community Services

Senator Al Graham, leader of the Government in the Senate, on behalf of Pierre S. Pettigrew, Minister of Human Resources Development Canada and Francene Cosman, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services, announced today the signing of a five-year, $74.45 million agreement to launch the Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities Initiative (EAPD).

Social Assistance Program Enhanced

Community Services

Many social assistance recipients across Nova Scotia will receive increased benefits beginning this month, as the province assumes responsibility for delivery of what had been a wide variety of municipal assistance programs.

Family Violence Prevention Week

Community Services

Premier Russell MacLellan will launch Family Violence Prevention Week on Monday at noon with a candle-lighting ceremony at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Grand Parade, Halifax.