This new funding will assist group and peer mental health support, long-term counselling and the Pause: Mental Health Walk-In Program.
The province is investing more than $3.5 million in workplace safety training and equipment for staff in continuing care, as well as offering more diverse programming for individuals in long-term care.
“Through our ongoing consultations with the business community, we recognized the challenges many owners are facing as these necessary additional public health protocols remain in place,” said Inclusive Economic Growth Minister Labi Kousoulis.
The money covers staffing and operational costs. As is the case with all business support during the pandemic, the funding does not compensate for loss of profit.
The new chair was created to incorporate and gather L’nu knowledge to improve health outcomes of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw.
Organizations across the province that serve those most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 are receiving funding through the federal Safe Restart Agreement.
The program has expanded to include live performing arts organizations and independent retailers with a physical location, such as bookstores or clothing stores.
People who cannot work remotely and miss less than 50 per cent of their scheduled work time in a one-week period due to COVID-19 may be eligible.
The investment will fund a project co-ordinator to oversee the proposal, including site selection, preliminary design and the creation of a multi-year fundraising plan.
The food box program is volunteer-based and relies on community members to deliver food boxes to Nova Scotians in need.