Record #: TOB0031
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2013
Last Full Update: 27 Nov 2013


Located In Bridgewater
Where To Find Us
Provincial Building
99 High St
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8
Areas Served Lunenburg County


Phone General Inquiries 
(902) 543-5527 
Child Welfare Services 
(902) 543-4554 
Fax General Inquiries 
(902) 543-6186 
Child Welfare Services 
(902) 543-6186

Description & Services

Information The Department of Community Services delivers a wide range of social services to Nova Scotians in need. We work with other levels of government and many community-based non profit organizations to provide this network of social services. 
Approximately 1,200 staff work in 40 Community Services offices across the province. The department has a number of divisions, sections and programs: 
Family and Community Supports including Family and Community Supports, Child Welfare Residential Services, Early Childhood Development Services (ECDS), Family and Youth Services, Adoption. 
Child and Youth Strategy 
Services for Persons with Disabilities 
Employment Supports & Financial Assistance including Housing, Income Assistance, Employment Support Services, Program and Operations, Emergency Social Services. 
Housing Authorities & Property Operations (HAPO) including Property and Facilities. 
Licensing Services (LS) licenses all day care facilities, residential child-caring facilities, children's small option homes and homes for special care facilities in Nova Scotia. 
Policy & Information Management including Federal/Provincial Social Initiatives Unit, Policy Planning and Research, Appeals, Information Services and FOIPOP, Central Registry, Legislation and Regulations, Client Services. 
Finance & Administration including Accounting and Control, Budgets and Results, Mortgages and Loans, and Administrative Services. 
Human Resources. Human Resources provides services in the following areas: human resource planning, recruitment and selection, human resource development, counseling, attendance management, labour relations, performance management, occupational health and safety, employee benefit information, compensation and salary administration and personnel and payroll records. 
Information Technology Services including Technology Infrastructure, Help Desk, Network Support, Business Solutions, Production Support, ICM, and ELCC. This section provides and continuously improves on a broad range of information technology services, primarily to its customers throughout the Department and the Children's Aid Societies.