Nova Scotia’s most vulnerable children and youth deserve our protection.

Over the past year, the Nova Scotia government has changed the Children and Family Services Act. The changes will become law this fall. But first, we need to make sure that the policies and procedures that support it respect all Nova Scotians, including the African Nova Scotian, Acadian, and Mi’kmaq communities.
Read the new Bill

We are holding meetings with the African Nova Scotian and Acadian communities across Nova Scotia this spring. We hope you will join us at a meeting near you.

African Nova Scotian community meetings
Acadian community meetings

African Nova Scotian community meetings

We are holding 12 meetings across the province in May and June.

We will ask people to answer seven questions. You can answer them here.
All feedback is confidential and no one will know your name. We will use the information you give us as we write policies and procedures for the new Act.

Central Region

May 18
Dartmouth, Bauld Centre, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
May 26
Halifax, North Branch Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
May 31
Truro, Zion Baptist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Digby & Valley

May 19
Digby Regional High School, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
May 24
Windsor, Valley African NS Development Association office, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kentville, Valley African NS Development Association office, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sydney & Glace Bay

May 25
Whitney Pier, Menelik Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
May 26
Glace Bay, UNIA, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Truro, New Glasgow, Tracadie, Lincolnville

May 31
Truro, Zion Baptist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 1
New Glasgow, Ward 1 Community Centre, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 2
Upper Big Tracadie, Community Church Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 6
Lincolnville, Community Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Amherst

June 6
Amherst, Christ Church Parish Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Acadian and Francophone community meetings

We are hosting a consultation in French on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You can take part by attending a session at any one of the five Universite Ste. Anne campuses. The facilitator for the evening will be at the Halifax campus, and staff will be at the four other sites help you share your questions and comments.

If you cannot attend the session in person, you can answer the questions here (French).
All feedback is confidential and no one will know your name. We will use the information you give us as we write policies and procedures for the new Act.

To RSVP please contact Darren Blinn at Courriel: Darren.Blinn@usainteanne.ca, Téléphone: 902-769-2114  ext. 7142

  • Université Sainte-Anne
    1695, Route 1
    Pointe-de-l'Église (N.-É.) B0W 1M0, Canada

    902-769-2114
    Télécopieur: 902-769-2930
  • Campus de Halifax
    1190, rue Barrington (Suite 100)
    Halifax, N.-É.
    B3H 2R4, Canada

    902-424-2630
    Télécopieur: 902-424-3607
  • Campus de Petit-de-Grat
    3433, route 206
    Petit-de-Grat (N.-É.) B0E 2L0,Canada

    902-226-3900
    Télécopieur: 902-226-3919
  • Campus deSaint-Joseph-du-Moine
    12521, Cabot Trail
    St-Joseph-du-Moine, Nouvelle Écosse
    B0E 3A0, Canada

    902-224-4100
    Télécopieur: 902-224-4119
  • Campus de Tusket
    1, Slocomb Crescent
    Tusket (N.-É.) B0W 3M0, Canada

    902-648-3524
    Télécopieur: 902-648-3525