The Community ACCESS-Ability Program reflects the Government of Nova Scotia's commitment to persons with disabilities by providing equal opportunity and improved access to community facilities. This program offers cost-shared grants to community groups for accessibility related capital improvements.
The grants cover up to two-thirds of the direct and indirect costs of renovations, installations, and/or equipment to a maximum of $10,000. The sponsoring organization must raise at least one-third of the funding from other sources. Organizations can receive funding for one project per year under the program.
Who can apply?
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
Eligible types of facilities include the following:
Ineligible facilities include
Eligible types of projects include the following:
You are invited to attend the 11th annual Southwest African Heritage Month Gala - Dinner & Dance.
Where: Digby Legion, 92 Mount Street, Digby
Date: Saturday February 17th, 2018
Time: Roast turkey dinner at 6:30pm with dance following at 9:00pm. You must be 19+ to attend the dance. Music provided by DJ R$ $mooth.
Dress: Semi-formal or business attire
Tickets: $20/person dinner & dance or $10/each dance only. Tickets can be purchased by calling Wanda (902-742-0599) or Lelia Barton (902-245-3755).
Cost per participant is $640 for the training and $195 for the accreditation. Participants have the choice to take part in both the training and accreditation or just the training.
The events are being offered by the Nova Scotia Association of CBDC’s in cooperation with ACOA.
Workshops will take place in Halifax on Monday, February 5th – Wednesday February 7th and in Sydney on Thursday, February 8th – Saturday, February 10th.
The deadline for registration is Monday, January 22, 2018 and there are limited spaces available. Click here to register for the Halifax Workshop or here to register for the Sydney Workshop.
Government recently announced the Building Vibrant Communities Program, part of its poverty reduction commitment. This program will be offering community grants (up to $50,000) aimed at building the capacity of community organizations and encouraging partnerships, with a focus this year on three themes:
Information on the grants can be accessed here.
Canada Summer Jobs Program
The Canada Summer Jobs program is now accepting applications until Friday February 2/18.
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities
CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
For details click here.
Co-operative Education Incentive Funding:
Co-operative Education Incentive (CEI) funding helps NS employers hire talented Acadia University Co-op students for 4 or 8 months starting May 2018. Program guidelines are available online here.
Deadline to apply: January 26, 2018
CEI provides 50% of the wage, or $7.50/hour which is matched by you as the employer (plus 4% vacation pay and deductibles). Acadia Co-op work terms must be paid, discipline-related, and a minimum of 35 hours/week for a minimum period of 12 weeks.
To apply, send a detailed job description, including the following information:
Co-op funding is now being administered by the province through the LaMPSS online information system. LaMPSS Support can be reached toll-free at 1-877-404-7074.
The DABT will once again be partnering with CBDC to offer several workplace education courses. Each course will last 10 weeks (4 hours per week), and require a minimum of 10 participants to be put on. These Certificate Courses are free, but participants must be employed. All courses will take place at the CBDC office in Digby. The following courses are being offered:
Human Resources - Mondays from 12 pm - 4 pm
Online Marketing - Mondays from 5 - 9 pm
Basic Computer Skills - Wednesdays from 12 pm - 4 pm
Computer Skills including Excel - Wednesdays from 5 - 9 pm
To register, or if you have questions, please contact Karen Enright:
Detailed course descriptions can be found here:
NSCC and Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre are collaborating to offer a new and innovative program for entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia. As the only offering of its kind in the province, the Building Your Small Business Program is designed to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship and increase support systems for entrepreneurs in our communities.
To learn more, click here.
Do you have an idea for how to prevention sexual violence? We want to fund it!
Although it can sometimes seem too large to solve, we know that sexual violence is preventable. With multiple organizations, groups and communities directing prevention initiatives, the responsibility of preventing sexual violence is shared by the collective community. With the long-term goal of reducing sexual violence, we must focus our approaches on ways to stop sexual violence from happening in the first place.
This fund is meant to support community-based primary prevention initiatives, expand best practices, better research & evaluation, and better use of technology; assist youth groups to reach out to peers in innovative ways; support marginalized populations including African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Let’s experiment with new ideas and methods, use technology, and try things that have not been done before. We want to expand the field of best practices for sexual violence prevention work and this is a key way to do it. Get your creative juices flowing!
• There are 2 grant applications - one for amounts up to $5,000 and the other up to $10,000
• This is a one year, non-renewable grant program
• Deadline December 15, 2017
Download guidelines: Guide
Download an application form: Form
For more information or to discuss a possible idea/application please contact:
Sarah Kay Granke, MSW, RSW
Specialist, Sexual Violence Prevention & Supports
Department of Community Services
T: 902-424-6841 | F: 902-424-0708
The province announced the $1-million Small Business ACCESS-Ability GRANT Program today to help Nova Scotia small businesses be more accessible.
The program supports the Accessibility Act, passed in April, with goals to make Nova Scotia accessible in six areas by 2030.
Funds are available for communication, such as accessible signs, public transportation, education and training, devices for disabled employees and customers, and eligible renovations.
Government will pay up two-thirds of projects up to:
For more information on the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program, or to apply, click here.