The Pembina Institute has worked with over 50 Aboriginal communities on energy planning. Aboriginal Energy Alternatives provides insights into lessons learned through this experience, and outlines the basics of community energy planning, options for generating energy locally, and ways to reduce energy consumption in communities.
The purpose of this discussion paper has been to share why our region is uniquely positioned to serve as the Energy Hub for the International Northeast, with is diverse mix of energy related assets, while at the same time the papers key object is to build awareness that unless project proponents, governments and the community begin to take meaningful action now, the labour supply challenge is potentially a crisis “on our doorstep” that could detrimentally affect the major Energy Hub projects.
The Direct Family Support (DFS) program provides supports and services to both children and adults with disabilities who live at home with their families. The intent of the program is to support and provide funding to eligible families to enable them to support their family member with a disability at home.
Early Intervention Programs (EIP) in Nova Scotia deliver family centred services to children with special needs, from birth to when they enter school. The goal of these programs is to create positive outcomes for children with special needs through consultation, information, support and services designed to meet the individual needs of the child and family.
Nova Scotia’s Child Care Subsidy helps eligible families pay for childcare at licensed child care facilities or family home day cares regulated by a family home day care agency. The Department of Community Services provides subsidies to the child care facility or family home day care agency on your behalf. The subsidy is attached to your child. If you decide to change child care centres or family home day cares, the subsidy goes with you.
This benefit is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to help low- and modest-income families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. Benefits are combined with the CCTB into a single monthly payment.