Affiliations

People First of Nova Scotia

People First of Nova Scotia is a province-wide self-advocacy group established by people who are considered disabled. It works to reduce barriers to meaningful community participation for all people with disabilities.

C.R.S.S. actively supports the work of People First through advisory and resource support.


Colchester- East Hants Community Transitions Committee

The Colchester East Hants Community Transitions Committee was established to advocate for and co-ordinate the development of services for children/young adults with developmental disabilities who are presently in the school system.

It is a coalition of service-providers, educators and family members who have come together in response to the need for long-range planning of services for people with disabilities.


Department of Community Services - In-Home Support Program

The Department of Community Services co-ordinates a province-wide In-Home Support Program for families and other care-givers supporting a person with a developmental disability at home.  C.R.S.S. is a staffing resource to the Department for families in the Colchester County area.

Services are co-ordinate by the Department of Community Services.


Nova Scotia Residential Agencies Association

The N.S.R.A.A. is an association of non- profit service providers from across Nova Scotia and is active in the development of services of services for people with developmental disabilities. Its recent initiatives have included:

  • The drafting of guidelines for standard-setting in Small Option residences (currently unlicensed) which were submitted to the Department of Community Services to assist in its efforts to standardize care in Small Option programs;
  • The development of standardized (province-wide) hiring/training criteria for staff working with people with disabilities.


Department of Health - Community Health Promotion Initiative

The Department of Health is providing funding to C.R.S.S. to assist in the development of a range of health-related services/resources for people with developmental disabilities and their families/care-givers in the Colchester County area. These services are managed through the agency's Outreach Program.


Human Resources Development Canada

Through various employment programs, H.R.D.C. funds a portion of the staffing costs of C.R.S.S.’s Outreach Program.


The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

C.R.S.S. is a member of the Alzheimer Society and receives support for the development of services for several people with Alzheimer’s disease who reside in our Residential Programme. Along with a range of other services, the Society makes resources available to groups and individuals who are interested in issues related to Alzheimer’s disease.


The Nova Scotia Community College

C.R.S.S. provides opportunities for the College’s Human Service students to develop practicum experience through placement in its Residential Program and Resource Centre.


The Institute for Early Childhood Education

C.R.S.S. provides opportunities for the Institute’s students to develop practicum experience through placement in its Residential Children’s Program.

C.R.S.S. provides opportunities for the Program’s students to develop workplace experience through placement in its Resource Centre.


Holland College

C.R.S.S. will be partnering with Holland College to provide opportunities for the College’s students to develop workplace experience through placements in its Residential and Day Programs.


The Truro and District Chamber of Commerce

As an employer of over one hundred full and part-time staff, and an annual operating budget of more than three million dollars, C.R.S.S. enjoys a significant corporate profile in the community. C.R.S.S. is a member of the Chamber of Commerce as an expression of its own community membership.


Integrated Service Delivery Group

C.R.S.S. has joined with other facility and community-based service providers in the Northern Region to identify opportunities for partnering and joint problem-solving.