Springhill Ice Painting Event
Springhill Ice Paint Night
The Municipality held an Ice Painting Event on Friday, January 26th, 2018 
at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. In 
total, 282 students plus teacher took 
part in the event from the two Springhill schools.

Due to the success of the event, the Municipality is excited to announce we 
will be doing this event annually!
Learn 2 Lead - Leadership Workshop Series 2018
Holiday Office Closure Reminder
February 19, 2018
A reminder that Municipal Service Centres and the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre will be closed on Monday, February 19 due to Nova Scotia Heritage Day.

Please see below for information about Nova S cotia
Heritage Day:
Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province's unique heritage.

As part of the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2018 will recognize Mona Parsons, a member of the Dutch Resistance and the only Canadian woman to be imprisoned by the Germans during the Second World War.

For details about the February Holiday's legislation and application, please visit Labour and Advanced Education's Nova Scotia Heritage Day information page.
Nova Scotia African Heritage Month
African Heritage Month theme 'Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community' unveiled February 1, 2018
Warden Al Gillis, Theresa Halfkenny, the Honourable Tony Ince, and Mayor David Kogan unveiled this year's African Heritage Month theme 'Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community' on February 1, 2018 at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill.

The 2018 African Heritage Month theme "Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community" will honour and pay homage to African Nova Scotians and their long legacy of uniting a passion that has provided a base to educate and celebrate an important part of Nova Scotia's culture and Heritage. The theme embraces education and encourages all Nova Scotians with the desire to educate oneself about African Nova Scotian history. Together, we can unite and ignite the culture and heritage we share as a community as we observe the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024. This observation focuses on three pillars: Recognition, Justice, and Development.

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New Hours at the Ross Anderson Pharmacy Teen Centre 
Council Session Dates 
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet  during the month of February on the following date:

February 7, 2018 at approximately 6:30pm

February 21, 2018 at approximately 6:30pm

The Council Sessions will be held at the Upper Nappan Service Centre Council Chambers. 

All are welcome to attend!
Grant Opportunities
Grant Opportunity Listings
Each month we try to provide our community with a list of current funding opportunities available throughout Nova Scotia as well as across Canada. Each grant listed below is provided by a different organization, as evidenced by the accompanying logo and website links.

To specifically view the Municipality of Cumberland County's grant offerings, please visit our Grant Programs page.

If you are interested in learning more about our grants, or if you need some assistance in filling out applications, please contact us.

Community Facilities Improvement Program
This Grant Program targets the following areas:
  • improve and expand existing community facilities operated by not-for-profit organizations;
  • improve the functionality and enhance sustainability of existing community facilities;
  • celebrate community, culture, and diversity
Application Deadline: 4:30pm on Feb 28, 2018
Grants for Non-Profit Organizations 2018
These grants are for non-profit community, recreational, sporting, cultural, educational, and social organizations that provide benefits to the residents and communities within the Municipality. Only those organizations that demonstrate financial need are considered for assistance.

At this time, the Municipality does not offer any grants to individuals.

Requests above $3,000: Deadline is March 31st.
Requests below $3,000: Apply anytime - earlier is better as funding is dependent on budget

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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Accessibility Grants
Two separate funding streams:  

1. Accessibility-Enabling Grants: Jumpstart will provide grants up to $50,000 for projects designed to help organizations enable general accessibility within their facilities. Where possible, applications should demonstrate evidence of matching funds or in-kind support from Federal/Provincial/Territorial and/or municipal governments. Up to 14 Accessibility-Enabling Grants will be awarded annually;

2. Inclusive Design Innovation Grants: Jumpstart will provide grants between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for projects designed to enhance existing building plans for sport and recreation spaces with uniquely innovative solutions for inclusion & accessibility for children of different abilities. On an annual basis, Jumpstart will award: 

a. Up to four grants valued at $250,000
b. Up to two grants valued at $500,000
c. Two grants valued at $1,000,000

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Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP)
The Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) helps with the cost of home heating for low-income Nova Scotians who pay for their own heat. Rebates range from $100 to $200. 

You can apply between October 16, 2017 and March 31, 2018. The winter 2017-2018 applications are now for those who are eligible as per the following criteria:

· Single household: $29,000 or less (after tax) annual income.
· Family household: $44,000 or less (after tax) annual income.

Small Business ACCESS-Ability Grant
Dear Business Association and Operator,
Do you want to open your business to a growing market?
About one in five Nova Scotians identifies as a person with a disability. The Nova Scotia Government is now offering a $1 million-dollar fund to support business owners who want to improve accessibility to their businesses.

The Nova Scotia Government will fund up to two thirds of projects that will make your business more accessible to persons with disabilities for trade or employment through the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program.

Learn More
Youth Green Jobs
The program will provide wage subsidies (50%) to provide green summer youth work opportunities for 2018 and 2019.  The wage subsidy will be up to maximum government contribution of $5,700 for each youth/job - to be matched by the employer.  Employers are welcome to pay a lower or higher wage, but the government contribution is capped at $5,700 per youth/job. The positions can be 4-16 weeks and the definition of 'youth' will be 18-30.

While the program details are not finalized, the definition of a 'green' job is broad including park horticulture and landscaping, parks operations, parks planning, parks technicians, biodiversity, outdoor play/park facilitators, parks ambassadors or interpreters. The jobs are to be 'new' but we have flexibility in this area.  

Learn More
Nominations close February 9, 2018

Tickets for the 3rd Annual Trendsetter Awards are now on sale
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Westin Nova Scotia
Joggins Fossil Institute seeking new board member for fundraising
The Joggins Fossil Institute (JFI) Association is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that works in partnership with three levels of government, the private sector and the community to protect, present and promote the natural heritage values of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the award winning Joggins Fossil Centre. The Joggins Fossil Institute is led by a 12-member board comprised of federal, provincial, and municipal government representatives, residents of Cumberland County, members of the scientific community, and members at large. Members of the Board are appointed for a two-year term.

The Joggins Fossil Institute is currently seeking applications for a board member who has interest and experience in fundraising. Applications for membership should be submitted to the Joggins Fossil Institute in hard or digital copy by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 5th, 2018 to: Mr. Don Trenholm, (Chairman, Joggins Fossil Institute) Joggins Fossil Centre,100 Main Street, Joggins, Nova Scotia, B0L 1A0 or info@jogginsfossilcliffs.net.

For further information on application requirements go to the homepage at www.jogginsfossilcliffs.net and click on News or contact Dr. Melissa Grey, Curator at the Joggins Fossil Institute, 902-251-2727 Ext. 227.
Katimavik National Experience
This fully-immersive 6 month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living in two different communities. Volunteers will spend 3 months in an English-speaking community and 3 months in a French-speaking community. The group will be accompanied by a Project Leader, who resides in the house to mentor and facilitate the life-changing experience.

Katimavik's National Experience begins in July 2018.
Registration will open February 15th.

Happenings in Cumberland County
The following is a calendar of activities being hosted at the Dr Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre in the month of December.

CJSMA's Solid Waste App!
Never forget your garbage day again!
The Cumberland Central Landfill has made it even easier for residents to stay connected with waste management collection and programs.
Download the free Solid Waste Mobile App by searching for Cumberland County Solid Waste in the App Store. Use your mobile phone to view collection schedules, receive collection reminders and  service alerts for any interruptions to waste collection such as cancellations due to weather. Residents can also sign up online by visiting www.cjsma.ns.ca .
Wondering what goes where? Visit www.cjsma.ns.ca to use the new Waste Wizard and search our  database of over 300 items for disposal options.

CJSMA also provides sorting guides, information about upcoming Household Hazardous Waste events, FAQs, and information about provincial solid waste programs available to residents.

For more information about Solid Waste Collection Schedules and Routes in your community, please visit 
Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority.
Have you Changed your Mailing Address? 
Change of Address Form

To notify the Municipality of a change in your mailing address please fill out our Request for Change of Address form.

Forms can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office.

Calling for Submissions for Next Month's Newsletter!
Send us information about your community events and programs!

If you know of an upcoming  program or event in your community that you would like to see included in our municipal monthly newsletters, please contact  Allie MacLean .

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