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Volume 18, No. 6, July 2022
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Community Links is hiring a project manager for an exciting new project.

We are seeking a Project Manager to plan, implement and manage a project for the collection and use of community-level data to provide a current state assessment of community-based senior serving organizations in Nova Scotia, and the creation and distribution of targeted micro-grants. The Project Manager will also be involved in research and development of a communications hub, to strengthen information sharing among senior serving organizations across the province.

For the full job description and application information please visit
Community Links NS and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging invite you to submit a photo of you or an older adult that you know for, “A New Lens on Older Nova Scotians.”

Many older adults are actively engaged in communities across Nova Scotia. We are inviting photo submissions that best reflect the diversity of our communities and of older Nova Scotians.

Show us how you stay engaged, and celebrate your communities.
Photo submitters will be entered to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards. Submission deadline September 6 2022.

For more information, visit or
NSCA – A New Lens on Older Nova Scotians
Findings of our photo-voice project are ready to share
Check out the colourful publication Age Friendly in Focus: Understanding access and inclusion for older adults in the built environment. 

The publication reflects research done with older adults 65+ in Nova Scotia, Community Links and the PEACH Research Unit at Dalhousie University.

View Age Friendly in Focus: Understanding access and inclusion for older adults in the built environment on our website.

Visit for more information or to learn more about the history of the project.

Mental Health Foundation Community Grants opened on Thursday, July 7 and run until Thursday, August 11.
For more information and application criteria visit: 
See the 2022-23 Community Grants application section. 
The TD Ready Commitment Program offers grants to eligible organizations to support programs that align with one of the four drivers of the TD Ready Commitment: Financial Security,Vibrant PlanetConnected Communities or Better Health.
If applying for programming that will take place in Summer of 2023 (including Pride and National Indigenous Month), apply by October 3, 2022.
Submit your grant application online through the TD Ready Commitment website.

Nova Scotia Community Health Board Wellness Fund Grants now open 
Find full application information and online application here
Deadline to apply is Friday October 14, 2022 at 5 pm.
The Seniors Care Grant has been expanded to up to $750 annually this year, from a previous amount of $500 annually, to include
one-time $250 Home Heating Assistance Grant.

This grant will be available to all eligible Nova Scotians 65 and older, including people who have already received the Seniors Care Grant and the Home Assistance Rebate Program in the past year. The grant is available for the cost of oil, wood, electricity, and other energy sources.

Applications will open on September 1, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria include:
“You still reside in your home
• The property or lease agreement is in your name or includes your name
• You are 65 years of age or over
• You have an annual household net income of $37,500 or less”
For more information go to
or email with any questions
Applications for the Property Tax Rebate for Seniors, which helps low-income seniors with their municipal residential property taxes, open Friday, July 1. The program offers eligible seniors a rebate of half of their property taxes, up to $800.
To qualify for the rebate, seniors need to meet eligibility criteria, including:
--  2021 municipal residential property taxes are paid in full
-- their name is included on the property taxes
-- they receive or are eligible to receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or Guaranteed Income Supplement - Allowance from Service Canada.
Applications are open from July 1 to December 31, 2022. Applicants who received the rebate last year will receive an application by mail.
This year, applicants will also be able to apply for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program on the Property Tax Rebate for Seniors application.
For more informaton visit Property Tax Rebate for Seniors:                                                                     
Heating Assistance Rebate Program:

If you are a small business, you can apply for Atlantic or Nova Scotia Business grants. Visit to explore the grants available and application criteria.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is working with the newly appointed Federal Housing Advocate to create a joint approach to monitoring the areas where disability rights found in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities meet the right to housing.

Federal Housing Advocate, Marie-Josée Houle, has launched an online tool to receive submissions on systemic housing issues and unmet housing needs across Canada.

The tool asks a series of questions about experiences with inadequate housing or homelessness and provides an opportunity to share how these issues should be resolved.

Submissions can be made by individuals, or on behalf of someone, and by organizations.

The Advocate will use the information to make recommendations and help inform the monitoring plan for the right to housing and the rights of people with disabilities.

Please direct questions to

Second Booster Dose

Starting in July adults 50 to 69 years of age in Nova Scotia will be eligible to book a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, though public health is recommending that people wait until Fall when rates of the illness are expected to be on the rise.

For more information and the full news release

To book your COVID Vaccine or Booster visit

The Government of Canada released a report on Social Isolation Among Older Adults During the Pandemic. The report is available online here (attached in French and English):

Stay up to date with Federal and Nova Scotian  information and updates on COVID-19 and please, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe.
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