News - Nova scotia

July 18, 2012
A new website focused on family law in Nova Scotia has recently launched. Nova Scotia Family Law website aims to meet the needs of families and professional stakeholders involved with family justice...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, Nova Scotia
November 18, 2010
Nova Scotia's Auditor General has found problems with government services for persons with disabilities, provincial rental housing programs and government registries.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Housing, Nova Scotia
October 29, 2010
Higher health care, higher school drop-out rates, the cost of crime, and lost productivity — these add up to over $1 billion a year in Nova Scotia. According to a new report by the Canadian Centre...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Nova Scotia
April 7, 2010
Community Action on Homelessness has released the 2010 Halifax Report Card on Homelessness.
Keywords: Homelessness, Nova Scotia
December 22, 2009
Community Action on Homelessness in Halifax has released a new report and a video that looks at the health of homeless people in Halifax. The report found 40% of homeless people rated their health as...
Keywords: Homelessness, Nova Scotia
April 7, 2009
On April 3rd, the Nova Scotia government introduced the Poverty Reduction Strategy. The strategy focuses on training low-skilled workers, increasing affordable housing and improving benefits for low-...
Keywords: Government Policy, Nova Scotia
March 25, 2009
Organizations in Fredricton, Moncton and Halifax have all released report cards on homelessness in their cities. The report cards are used to try and identify indicators that can be used to measure...
Keywords: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
January 27, 2009
Last week, a memorial service in Edmonton honoured the forty-seven homeless people who had died over the last year. This was the fourth annual event to honour the lives and remember the deaths of...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, Nova Scotia, Ontario
December 4, 2008
Some provincial governments across Canada have implemented poverty reduction strategies. The following links have information on these strategies.
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec
November 5, 2007
The Poverty Reduction Strategy Coalition of Nova Scotia has released a new document: Framework for a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Nova Scotia. It is now available online through the Community...
Keywords: Homelessness, Poverty Research, Nova Scotia
March 26, 2007
The Community Advocates Network in Halifax has put together a mini manual for people navigating the income assistance program called Social Assistance and You (in PDF). You can download chapters of...
Keywords: Disability, Welfare, Nova Scotia
February 17, 2007
Nova Scotia's privately owned electric company is increasing the rates by about 4%. According to a CBC article, "Some have to choose between heating and eating as N.S. power rates go up again," (Link...
Keywords: Utilities, Nova Scotia
January 7, 2007
An article in the Dominion,"Race and Waste in Nova Scotia" outlines the struggle of a small black community in rural Nova Scotia to fight the opening of a second landfill in their area. The residents...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Health, Nova Scotia
November 15, 2006
The Nova Scotia government has announced that 50 individuals a year will be able to receive welfare while attending post secondary education. The program will fund any gaps between an individual's...
Keywords: Education, Welfare, Nova Scotia
June 8, 2006
Two new reports from the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, Every Woman’s Centre, Sydney and the Pictou County Women’s Centre in Nova Scotia have been released. Struggling to Survive: Women on...
Keywords: Welfare, Women, Nova Scotia
April 1, 2006
"Poverty is increasing and the gap between the rich and poor is widening. Poverty is not an inevitable part of the human social condition. It does not affect only 'the disadvantaged.' Poverty is not...
Keywords: Organizing, Nova Scotia
February 11, 2006
A coalition of anti-poverty groups pressure the Nova Scotia government to reduce the cost of utilities. Low income earners are living in substandard conditions due to the high cost of utilities....
Keywords: Utilities, Nova Scotia
December 7, 2005
Child poverty in Nova Scotia has increased for the fourth year running and now stands at 20.7 percent, according to a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Read the CCPA's...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Nova Scotia
September 5, 2005
Halifax agencies are organizing to protest the act because it targets low income individuals. "The Provincial legislation with the stated purpose of promoting safety on the streets by controlling...
Keywords: Organizing, Panhandling, Nova Scotia
June 30, 2005
Anti-poverty groups are fighting against the Halifax city council's proposed law to fine and arrest aggressive panhandlers. They argue that this law will criminalize the poor instead of help make...
Keywords: Panhandling, Nova Scotia