News releases from Community Services (Page 1)

More Support for Income Assistance Clients

Community Services

All Nova Scotians deserve a chance to build a better life for themselves and their families. That is why Nova Scotians living on low incomes will get more financial support in 2020.

Emplacements et dates des consultations sur l'ouverture des dossiers d'adoption

Community Services

Des séances d'information sur les dossiers d'adoption auront lieu en novembre et en décembre dans le but d'obtenir l'opinion des gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse sur l'ouverture des dossiers d'adoption.

Locations and Dates Announced for Consultations on Open Adoption Records

Community Services

Community information sessions on adoption records will be held in November and December to ask Nova Scotians what they think about open adoption records.

Sondage en ligne au sujet des dossiers d'adoption

Community Services

Le gouvernement a lancé un sondage en ligne pour demander l'opinion des gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse au sujet des dossiers d'adoption ouverts.

Online Survey Now Open for Adoption Records

Community Services

Government has launched an online survey to ask Nova Scotians what they think about open adoption records.

Applications Open for Building Vibrant Communities Grants

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

A grant program that opens today, Oct. 1, will strengthen community programs and services that help Nova Scotians struggling to make ends meet.

Government Invests in Dartmouth Food and Family Centres

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

The Dartmouth Family Centre will soon be located next to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, allowing more people to access family programs and healthy eating.

Wage Exemption for More Income Assistance Clients

Community Services

With changes to wage exemption rules, clients receiving income assistance who are self-employed or who receive tips, gratuities and commissions, will now have more money in their pockets. As of May 1st, people are able to keep more of this income before seeing a reduction in their income assistance payments.

Grant Program Helps Businesses Become More Accessible

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Justice / Community Services

Government is partnering with businesses across Nova Scotia to make locations, products and services more accessible.

New Program to Help Young Adults Get Jobs

Community Services

Government is piloting new supports for young people on income assistance to help them become independent and get into the workforce more quickly.

Day Programs for Youth with Disabilities

Community Services

Government is boosting support for day programs for youth with disabilities.

Online Services for People Receiving Income, Employment and Disability Supports

Community Services

Work will soon begin to give Nova Scotians who receive income, employment and disability supports online access to programs and services.

Appui aux membres de la famille prenant soin des enfants séparés de leurs parents

Community Services

Un nouveau programme offre de l'appui aux grands-parents et aux autres membres de la famille qui prennent soin des enfants séparés de leurs parents.

Support for Family Members Caring for Children Separated from Parents

Community Services

A new program is supporting grandparents and other family members who care for children separated from their parents.

More Projects to Help Reduce Poverty

Community Services

Communities across Nova Scotia are working with government to tackle complex poverty-related issues.

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

Community Services

À compter d'aujourd'hui 12 octobre, les Néo-Écossais peuvent présenter une demande au programme de subventions d'innovation en matière de prévention de la violence sexuelle pour un montant pouvant s'élever à 5 000 $. Les subventions appuient les organismes et les groupes communautaires, y compris les jeunes et les groupes marginalisés, pour les aider à tendre la main à leurs pairs et à bâtir des collectivités en meilleure santé, plus sécuritaires et plus résistantes.

Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grant Applications Open

Community Services

Starting today, Oct. 12, Nova Scotians can apply for Sexual Violence Prevention Innovation Grants of up to $5,000. The grants support community groups and organizations, including youth and marginalized groups to reach out to their peers and build healthier, safer and more resilient communities.

Community Projects to Reduce Poverty

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Communities throughout Nova Scotia will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty.

Expanded Program Connects Youth to Resource Sector Jobs

Community Services

Students looking to gain work experience and explore careers within their community, now have more opportunities through the new Career Rising program.

Les ministres des provinces et des territoires sont déterminés à offrir des services sociaux de qualité aux Canadiens

Community Services

Les ministres des provinces et des territoires responsables des Services sociaux se sont réunis aujourd'hui 31 juillet à Halifax pour discuter des principaux enjeux en matière de politiques sociales, notamment : la sécurité du revenu pour les Canadiens et la réduction de la pauvreté; l'amélioration du bien-être des enfants et des jeunes autochtones; l'amélioration du soutien offert aux familles et aux enfants ayant un trouble du spectre de l'autisme.