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Support for communities across Nova Scotia

A wide range of projects are eligible for funding, from energy systems to solid waste to recreational infrastructure. Fire halls and fire-station infrastructure have been recently added as an investment category, further contributing to the program’s objective of building stronger and more resilient communities.

Investments to improve community facilities

The community-led projects are supported through the Community Facilities Improvement Program (CFIP), which focuses on repairing and improving existing building exteriors and interior features.

Emergency support for non-profit recreation facilities

The fund will assist with operational expenses to ensure that facilities can continue to operate or to reopen. Eligible facilities will be assessed on their overhead costs in relation to their revenue loss to determine funding support.

Improved cancer care for Nova Scotians

Over the next three years, the government will invest $11.1 million to reduce out-of-pocket costs for travel, accommodations, ostomy supplies and cancer drugs.

Eligibility expanded for Caregiver Benefit Program

Changes to the Caregiver Benefit Program will support those who are providing care to low-income individuals with a high level of disability, coupled with either mild cognitive impairment or the need for significant support from others to carry out daily activities such as medication management, meal preparation, shopping and banking.

Pride flag raised in Halifax

The flag raising is an opportunity to reflect on the work that has been accomplished over the last five decades since the Stonewall riots in New York City, which were seen as a watershed event that kick-started the fight for equal rights in the gay community.