first_img Residents of western Nova Scotia who have disabilities or otherbarriers to employment will be among the people who benefit froma $2-million enhancement of vocational day training programs,Community Services Minister David Morse announced today, Feb. 15. “This investment will strengthen programs that enable NovaScotians with disabilities or barriers to employment to achievetheir individual goals and improve their quality of life,” saidMr. Morse. About $1 million in one-time grants will go toward infrastructureor capital purchases and improvements for adult service centresacross the province that provide vocational day programs forpeople with intellectual, mental health or physical challenges.In western Nova Scotia, these centres include New Boundaries,Corridor Community Options, Carleton Road Industries, The Ark,Sea Spray, and Conway Workshop. The centres already receive corefunding from the department. Another $1 million will create similar grants for the province’ssix work activity programs. These programs provide support topeople who have barriers to employment. In western Nova Scotia,the programs include South Shore Work Activity Centre andAnnapolis Valley Work Activity Society. The funding is part of the department’s $11-million investment toimprove programs for seniors, low-income earners and people withdisabilities, announced by Mr. Morse in December. COMMUNITY SERVICES–Grants To Help Disabled in Western NovaScotialast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *