News releases from Community Services (Page 1)

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

Community Services / COVID - 19

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

Community Services / COVID - 19

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.

Support for Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Community Services / COVID - 19

Vulnerable Nova Scotians will continue to have the resources and protection they need during the pandemic, thanks to $11.5 million in funding from the federal Safe Restart Agreement.

Nouvelles initiatives à l'appui des familles d'accueil

Community Services

Le gouvernement Rankin a annoncé, aujourd'hui 18 mars, que les familles d'accueil à temps plein recevront un paiement unique de 5 000 $ en vertu de l'initiative « Because You Care » à l'appui des familles d'accueil. Cette initiative reconnaît que les familles d'accueil doivent engager des dépenses pour lesquelles elles ne soumettent pas toujours une demande de remboursement.

New Initiative Supports Foster Families

Community Services

The Rankin government announced today, March 18, full-time foster families will receive a one-time payment of $5,000 under the Because You Care Foster Family initiative. The initiative is in recognition of the fact that foster families incur expenses for which they often do not submit a claim.

Legislation to Allow for Open Adoption Records

Community Services

Legislation introduced today, March 12, will change the way the province treats adoption records.

La loi permettra les dossiers d'adoption ouverts

Community Services

Une loi déposée aujourd'hui 12 mars changera la façon dont le gouvernement provincial traite les dossiers d'adoption.

Des foyers communautaires pour des Néo-Écossais handicapés sont presque terminés

Community Services

L’engagement du gouvernement qui consiste à installer dans la collectivité les participants au Programme de soutien aux personnes handicapées continue de se concrétiser avec la construction de huit nouveaux petits foyers communautaires dans la province.

Community-Based Homes for Nova Scotians Living with Disabilities Nearly Complete

Community Services

Government’s commitment to move Disability Support Program participants into the community continues with the establishment of eight new small option homes across the province.

Program to Help Young Adults Get Jobs Expanding

Community Services

The opportunity to build community and peer connections, develop life and leadership skills and gain practical work experience positions young adults for career success and independence.

Youth Outreach Programs Expanding

Community Services

Nova Scotia youth who are struggling, marginalized and at-risk need more access to supports in their communities to help them grow, develop, stay safe and have more opportunities for their future.

Applications Open for Building Vibrant Communities Grants

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Community groups that deliver, strengthen or expand programs that help Nova Scotians living on low incomes can now apply for a Building Vibrant Communities grant.

Province Phasing Out Harbourside Adult Residential Facility in Yarmouth

Community Services

Living in a community allows people to be part of a neighbourhood, to feel valued for their contributions and to have the ability to pursue the lives they choose.

Child Benefit Increasing

Community Services

Nova Scotia is continuing efforts to support people living on lower incomes.