MAY 2018
3rd Annual Energy Symposium
Volunteer Recognition Night 
April 26, 2018
On Thursday, April 26th the Municipality of the County of Cumberland hosted their annual Volunteer Recognition Night. The evening celebrated the numerous volunteers throughout the county who spend countless hours working tirelessly within their communities. Also in attendance was the Municipal Volunteer of the Year, Barbara Aris, whom represented Cumberland County at the Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony in Halifax, NS on April 18th.
We would like to take this time to thank the volunteers recognized at this event, and also, ALL of the wonderful volunteers across Cumberland County for their dedicated work and community involvement.
Employee Recognition Night - May 3, 2018
Celebrating staff achievements
The Municipality held the 1st Annual Employee Recognition Night on May 3, 2018. This event celebrated the various achievements of employees including Years of Service milestones, Excellence Attendance, Wellness Goals, and Educational Achievements. 

The Municipality would like to recognize the important contributions that each employee makes as we strive to develop and achieve workplace excellence!
Job Posting - Operations Manager
Stay tuned for application deadline
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland will soon be advertising for the
position of Operations Manager. 

The Operations Manager develops, coordinates, and oversees the completion of capital projects . This position also manages the operations of the Public Works Departments and provides technical mentoring to the Operations Supervisors.  This position will play a key role in developing the Municipality's asset management plan. 

For more information about the job, please see the position description found below. The position will be fully advertised shortly and will outline deadline for applications and salary.

Job Posting - Sustainable Communities Marketing Officer
Stay tuned for application deadline
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland will soon be advertising for the 
position of Sustainable Communities Marketing Officer

The Sustainable Communities Marketing Officer position is responsible for providing leadership in managing marketing, promotion, public relations, and branding initiatives for the Cumberland Energy Authority. The objective of the Cumberland Energy Authority is to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy sources through investment and attraction within Cumberland County.
This position is also responsible for developing and implementing citizen and community engagement plans and programs for the Municipality of the County of Cumberland to ensure participative decision making, informed citizens and communities and that creates engagement as part of the Municipality's culture. This position also provides research support to the Municipality to enhance the decision making of Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the senior management team. 
For more information about the job, please see the position description found below. The position will be fully advertised shortly and will outline deadline for applications and salary.

Municipal Staff Wore Jerseys for Humboldt
On April 12, 2018, staff at the Municipality wore sports jerseys (or sported yellow and green) in support of Humboldt Broncos.
Low Income Tax Exemption 
Low Income Application now available
The Municipality of Cumberland Income Exemption provides assistance to homeowners to help pay their residential property taxes.  Qualified applicants will receive a credit which is applied directly to their tax account
To qualify:
  • The ratepayer must own and occupy the assessed property as their principal residence
  • Annual income from all sources for the 2017 calendar year for all household members must be equal to or less than $20, 803
  • The Municipality requires a copy of the prior year's Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for all household members prior to approving an application
The exemption value:
  • When the total household income is less than $18,373 the exemption shall be $314.
  • When the total household income is between $18,374 and $20,803 the exemption shall be $217.
Please Note: Hosehold income is based on line 150 of the income tax Notice of Assessment
The complete Low Income Tax Exemption Policy and application form are available now.
Learn 2 Lead - Leadership Workshop Series 2018
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 Joggins will host the travelling exhibition, From Vimy to Juno: Canada in France 1914-1945
May 2-12, 2018
From Vimy to Juno explores the connections between Canadian experiences during the First and Second World Wars and provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about Canada's role in these conflicts. It also examines Canada's growth as a nation from 1914 to 1945.

Information panels, photographs and personal stories from Canadians who experienced the wars first-hand will be complemented by artefacts from the Joggins Legion and other Cumberland County military collections.

The exhibition will be available for viewing each day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., May 2-12 at the Royal Canadian Joggins Legion Branch #4 , 21 School Street, Joggins, Nova Scotia. Legion members will be on hand to lead individuals and groups through the exhibition. From Vimy to Juno features age-related learning activities for students of all ages. Legion Secretary Dara Legere says: "We want to get the word out to as many schools as we can. This is something school kids should see." An opening reception will be held at the Joggins Legion on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m.; everyone is invited to attend.  

From Vimy to Juno is co-sponsored by the Joggins Fossil Institute and is a national travelling exhibition created by the Juno Beach Centre in collaboration with the Vimy Foundation and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

For further information or to book a school or group tour of the exhibition, please contact Laurie Glenn Norris, Education and Outreach Manager, by telephone at 902-251-2727, ext. 224, or by email at
Council Session Dates 
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet  during the month of May on the following date:

May 2, 2018 at approximately 6:00pm

May 16, 2018 at approximately 6:00pm

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

All are welcome to attend!
Grant Opportunities
Age-Friendly Communities
The Department of Seniors is accepting grant applications under two categories:


1. Age-friendly Community planning:Support for consultation and community planning initiatives that result in robust action plans and facilitate the creation of Age-friendly Communities. These planning initiatives must be in partnership with local government and include consultations and engagement of older adults, the broader community, and key stakeholders throughout the entire process.


2. Community Projects:Collaborative, innovative projects to develop and implement programs, services, resources or events that support active, healthy living, help older adults to age 'well'-in place connected to community life and increase social interaction and community involvement among older adults (50+)


Submission deadline: May (website date may not be updated, but the program has been re-opened)

GoodLife Kids Grant Program
Does your program...
  • Serve kids with intellectual disabilities and/or autism?
  • Stand out as unique in your community?
  • Have a clear outcome related to increasing physical activity participation?
If you answered yes to these questions, your program may be eligible for up to $10,000 in funding through GoodLife Kids Foundation Grant Program. Funds to support our Grant Program are raised by GoodLife Fitness employees and members across Canada.

Our Goal  To break down barriers to physical activity participation for kids with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Deadline to Submit - Tuesday May 22, 2018

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Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects
The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations interested in receiving contribution funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects. Funding will support the construction, renovation and retrofit of accessible facilities or venues:

      1.  Canadian communities that offer or plan to offer programs and/or services that focus on            a holistic approach
      2.  in addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with            

Application deadline: May 24, 2018 at 11:59PM Pacific Time Zone
Diversity and Community Capacity Fund
The Diversity and Community Capacity Fund invests in diversity promotion and social equity activities as well as the capacity-building efforts of organizations that represent traditionally marginalized groups. 

Program Goals 
* build the capacity of organizations that represent traditionally marginalized groups; 
* support diversity promotion and social equity activities; and 
* integrate diversity and social equity perspectives and programming within community-based organizations

Application Deadline: June 15

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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Eligible projects include:
  • Schoolyard greening and outdoor classrooms
  •  Park revitalization & restoration work
  •  Butterfly gardens & pollinator programs
  •  Community gardens
  •  Natural playgrounds (natural play elements only)
  •  Citizen science projects in public green spaces
  •  Bioblitzes
  •  Trail building and restoration
  •  Neighbourhood park programming
  •  Recycling/composting programs
  •  In-class/indoor and outdoor environmental education programming
Submission deadline: July 15, 2018

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Culture Innovation Fund
The Culture Innovation Fund invests in initiatives and projects carried out by organizations, partnerships, and collaborations working to use creativity and our diverse culture to address social issues and opportunities within communities.
The fund also supports initiatives intended to strengthen the role of Nova Scotia's museums and libraries.

When you submit your proposal to the Culture Innovation Fund, you will need to demonstrate how your project(s) will achieve any of the following:
  • Further the objectives of Nova Scotia's Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community.
  • Foster creativity, diversity, and cultural expression.
  • Enhance the well-being of Nova Scotians and our communities in various ways, including
    • social (co-operation and networking, relationships of trust, collaboration, etc.)
    • human (skills, knowledge, employability, health, etc.)
    • economic (finances, business growth, new markets, etc.)
    • physical (community assets, transportation, environment, etc.)
  • Create change for the better using culture: its creation, expression, sharing, and celebration.
  • Enhance the role of museums and libraries.
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Springhill Communities in Bloom- Student Job Description
Environmental Planning and Development Student

Number of positions: 2
Job Terms:
(1) June 2018-August 2018
(2) July 2018- September 2018

Duties and responsibilities
  • Responsible for various duties related to development and maintenance of the Springhill Communities in Bloom Projects
  • Responsibilities include: watering plants, driving lawn tractor, grass cutting, weeding/maintaining plants, storing/maintain equipment, special event set-up and take-down, painting, community clean-up and other duties as assigned
  • Development of community green spaces and planning of future project
  • Assist in park revitalization projects
  • Required to supervise and work in collaboration with volunteers
  • Development and implementation of fundraising events within the community
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Physical capacity for manual labour is required
  • A positive attitude and effective communications skills
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision
  • Experience with landscaping would be an asset
  • Experience in special event planning and fundraising
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Class 5 license required
  • must be between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive)
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person as defined by the immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

The job requires working outdoors in all summer weather conditions; working with heavy labour. Includes working with Communities in Bloom members and other community volunteers. The job can be physically demanding: it requires bending, lifting, driving lawn tractor, grass cutting, weeding, caring for plants, painting, storing/maintain equipment, special event set-up and take-down.
Please send cover letters and resumes to
Application Deadline: Friday May. 11th, 2018
FORCE Summer Student positions available
The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) is looking for 2 students for summer term positions:
Environment and Outreach Intern - 14 week term
Visitor Services Intern - 8 week term

Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) is Canada's lead test centre for in-stream tidal energy research and technology.

For more information, please visit FORCE

The Community Sector Council Nova Scotia is growing! We are looking for new team members.

Career Opportunity:  Northern Region Convenor (Cumberland, Colchester, Hants, Pictou Counties)
Nominate Your Community for the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award
Communities selected for the award promote citizen engagement, civic pride and a positive outlook on the future.

Should your community be selected for the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award, it will be honoured through celebration and recognition. The Lieutenant Governor will attend a community celebration, presenting an award hand-crafted in Nova Scotia that stays in the community and unveiling a sign for display. There will be province-wide public recognition through media.

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2018

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Happenings in Cumberland County
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 .
Wondering what goes where? Visit 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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