About Us

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Our vision

Social and economic well being for all Nova Scotians.

Our mission

The Department of Community Services is committed to a sustainable social service system that promotes the independence, self-reliance, and security of the people we serve. This will be achieved through excellence in service delivery, leadership and collaboration with our partners.


  • Self-reliant people, strong families and inclusive communities
  • Strong, responsive and sustainable social service system
  • Integrated, quality service delivery system
  • Strong provider relationships and collaboration
  • Leadership and the continuous pursuit of excellence
  • Skilled, flexible workforce

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