Renforcement de lappui aux enfants et aux familles de la NouvelleÉcosse

first_img Au Cap-Breton, le Native Council of Nova Scotia offrira un programme Parenting Journey adapté à la culture, et le centre de ressources Family Place recevra du financement supplémentaire pour l’expansion de son programme Parenting Journey. Les noms des autres collectivités et organismes où des programmes seront offerts seront annoncés bientôt. Les Néo-Écossais auront bientôt accès à de nouveaux programmes qui appuient des familles plus fortes dans la province. Joanne Bernard, ministre des Services communautaires, a annoncé aujourd’hui 30 novembre un financement de 1,2 million de dollars pour le programme Stronger Families NS, qui offre des services d’intervention précoce et de prévention. « Je suis ravie d’annoncer une nouvelle orientation pour la protection de l’enfance en Nouvelle-Écosse, affirme Mme Bernard. Nous visons à travailler avec les familles plus tôt et à miser sur leurs forces pour trouver des solutions avant qu’une situation plus grave ou une crise ne survienne. » « Nous voulons que les enfants soient en sécurité et bien appuyés, et que les parents aient les outils nécessaires pour élever une famille en bonne santé. C’est l’objectif de ces programmes et de nos efforts visant à renforcer la loi sur les services à l’enfance et à la famille. » « Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer pour offrir du soutien et de l’aide à nos familles, souligne JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon, directrice générale du centre de ressources Family Place, au Cap-Breton. Nous savons que les enfants, les jeunes et les familles sont souvent mieux servis par les liens établis dans leur propre quartier et leur propre communauté. » Le programme Stronger Families NS atteindra cet objectif en améliorant les programmes d’intervention précoce et de prévention dans le domaine de la protection de l’enfance. Le programme vise à travailler plus étroitement avec des partenaires communautaires pour répondre aux besoins variés des familles qui ont besoin de soutien. Voici quelques-uns des programmes financés par le programme Stronger Families NS : Expansion du programme fructueux Parenting Journey à 15 nouveaux endroits à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ajout de nouveaux programmes adaptés à la culture de la communauté autochtone, de la communauté afro-néo-écossaise et de la communauté acadienne. Prestation d’un nouveau programme intitulé Family Connections, qui offre une formation supplémentaire au personnel du programme Parenting Journey afin de lui permettre de mieux appuyer la relation d’attachement entre les parents et les enfants. Prestation d’un plus grand soutien pratique et clinique par le programme Families Plus, un programme pilote intensif de préservation familiale offert au Cap-Breton aux familles à risque plus élevé. Le programme sera élaboré par Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia. last_img read more

Public Accounts for 201819 Released

Government released the public accounts for the 2018-19 fiscal year today, July 25. “Budget 2018-19 focused on strengthening services and support for Nova Scotians through key investments in health care, education, early years, communities and the economy,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “We made strategic investments while remaining fiscally responsible, and this approach helped us respond to increased demand for services and unexpected expenses, such as assisting farmers impacted by frost and increased demands on health care.” The annual public accounts report the actual financial results at the end of the fiscal year and compare them to the budget approved at the beginning of the fiscal year. The audited financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2019, show a final surplus of $120 million, $90.6 million higher than the budget estimate of $29.4 million. Consolidated revenue was up $101.9 million from the budget to $11.87 billion, mainly due to changes in revenue from petroleum royalties, provincial recoveries and federal equalization. Consolidated expenses were up $11.3 million to $11.75 billion, mainly due to an increase in demand for health-care services and increased funding for the remediation of Boat Harbour, Harrietsfield in Halifax Regional Municipality and two abandoned mines, Montague Mines in Dartmouth and Goldenville in Guysborough Co. At year end, net debt was $15.01 billion. The net debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio for 2018-19 was 34.1 per cent, down one percentage point from 2017-18. The net debt to GDP ratio has declined 3.7 percentage points since 2015. Auditor General Michael Pickup has provided an unqualified opinion on the province’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. Government entities also released compensation over $100,000 for individuals as required by the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act. This year’s public sector disclosure includes service payouts to public servants who chose the option for a one-time lump sum payment in place of the Public Service Award. In 2015, government announced its intention to phase out the Public Service Award, an allowance given on retirement and committed to honouring service amounts accumulated up to that point. Total service payouts that were paid in 2018-19 were $377.8 million. As a set of three volumes of accountability documents, the public accounts include the consolidated financial statements of the province and financial information of departments, financial statements of Crown corporations and funds, and departmental details about salaries, payments to suppliers, travel and other expenses. The documents are online at https://beta.novascotia.ca/public-accounts . read more

3 bandits shot by Police in Black Bush Polder 1 confirmed

Three suspected bandits were earlier this afternoon shot during a police operation in the backlands of Black Bush Polder.Of the three bandits, one has been confirmed dead and  was identified as wanted murder suspect, 32-year-old Kelvin Seegobin called “Kelly” of Belvedere, Corentyne Berbice.Kelvin SeegobinHe was wanted for the murder of Harricharran and Premcharran Samaroo, the two brothers who were killed during the course of a robbery at their mother’s home at Bush Lot Corentyne.Over the past few days armed bandits created havoc in the Black Bush Polder area by robbing and terrorizing farmers.  On last evening a single mother was beaten and robbed while her 11-year-old son was left traumatized.Details emerging… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: 2 other bandits confirmed dead in Police shootout at Black Bush PolderMay 19, 2019In “Crime”“Justice served” – mother of brothers killed during robberyMay 21, 2019In “Crime”Man who escaped prison twice nabbed in Black BushMay 31, 2019In “Crime” read more