Save Camp reachAbility! Remedy Sought: Nova Scotia Department of Community Services to Re-instate Funding for Camp reachAbility
Camp reachAbility sites located in Paradise, Annapolis County and Orangedale, Inverness County, Nova Scotia provide holistic, creative approaches to interventions in trauma reduction, social coping and self-discovery for disenfranchised individuals and youth at risk.
reachAbility is Devastated to Announce:
On Friday, October 31, 2014, at 4 pm a letter was delivered to our office from the Department of Community Services, Family and Youth Services division.
It stated that despite excellence in service provision over the last 5 years, Camp reachAbility’s funding would end in 60 days! We had no notice, despite requesting meetings since August with Provincial representatives in order to identify innovative ways moving forward with camping.
We believe that this decision was made without proper evaluation of services or any opportunity to develop a transition plan.
We refuse to let down the over 1000 people directly affected, along with the local employees, campers (nearing 500 per summer) that join us from across Nova Scotia.
To date, we have reached out to Minister of Community Services, Joanne Bernard, Premier Stephen McNeil and Finance Minister, Diana Whalen by sending a letter every day last week. We have received no correspondence from any of the Ministers. With December fast approaching we feel our options are very limited - so we are reaching out to you.
Please help us create a voice for Nova Scotians who often have a voice that is not heard!
To find out more about the incredible work camp reachability does check out: www.campreachability.org
For more information on how you could help please contact: email@example.com or call 902.429.5878
reachAbility is dedicated to equalizing the playing field for citizens of all ages!
- liberal party of nova scotia
- Premier of Nova Scotia - Steven McNeil
- Minister of Community Services - Joanne Bernard
- Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
- Minister of Finance - Diana Whalen
I am requesting as a tax payer and stakeholder to see the funding re-instated for Camp reachAbility. This will ensure these life changing services are available for all marginalized Nova Scotia citizens, including those living with disabilities, disenfranchised and youth at risk.
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