CFNS news & updates
October 20, 2021 - Fall Edition
New Funds
Baddeck Improvement Fund

Located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia and situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Baddeck is considered to be the beginning and end of the world-famous Cabot Trail. Stretching along the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains its essence as a quaint community.

The Baddeck Improvement Fund has been established in support of the Village of Baddeck’s programs, infrastructure, activities, and community development.
Chantelle Lindsay Legacy Fund

Established to honour the legacy of a beloved daughter, sister, and friend, the Chantelle Lindsay Legacy Fund is intended to provide educational scholarships for students and support organizations championing healthy living for young people with Cystic Fibrosis in Nova Scotia.

Chantelle was a beautiful, happy, and carefree young woman who always had a smile on her face. Chantelle enjoyed many sports including hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. This fund will carry on Chantelle’s commitment to active living by supporting education and participation in hockey, horseback riding, swimming, soccer, dance, and more for young people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Centre Stage Equity Economic Development Fund

The Centre Stage Equity Economic Development Fund will support and build the capacity of BIPOC-led organizations, and/or marginalized or racialized organizations or communities, in Nova Scotia to work together to solve challenges they are facing in enterprising and innovative ways.

The name 'Centre Stage' came from a desire to shine a spotlight on economic and social equity, and supporting organizations or communities as they move from the margins to 'centre stage' as a location that will foster and support increased agency, independence, and self-determination.

With this focus on equity and community-based economic development, the Fund may support a variety of focus areas including: housing, inclusive employment, building resiliency, mental health, climate adaptation, co-op development, leadership development, and support for youth.
GEO Nova Scotia Fund

GEO Nova Scotia is a Collective Impact initiative that coordinates a network of partners, working together to ensure people in the province have what they need to access the internet. Delivery Partners work with participants to provide them with accessible and affordable home internet access and/or devices. Participants are identified by Referral Partners; non-profit agencies that serve individuals who may struggle with the cost of digital inclusion.

Interested in broadening its capacity to receive charitable gifts, GEO Nova Scotia is working with CFNS to receive, receipt, and disburse funds to its charitable partners in support of its mission to build digital inclusion in Nova Scotia.
The Plum Foundation Fund

Founded in 1991 by Dorothy Seacrest, the Plum Foundation is an American 501(c)(3) corporation and domestic non-profit. Since its founding, the Foundation has actively supported medical research, health and human services, visual and performing arts, animal protection, and environmental causes.

The Plum Foundation has chosen to partner with CFNS to advance its goals in Nova Scotia, to improve the lives of Nova Scotians of every race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age. These goals include, but are not limited to, support of biomedical research, reproductive and sexual health, food security, and monitoring to improve the quality of Nova Scotia lakes.
2021 Green Shield Canada Grants
We're thrilled to announce that Green Shield Canada has awarded $400,000 in grants to nine astounding organizations in our province championing oral and mental health access for all.
"With these funds, the people we support are empowered to take care of their mental wellbeing along their healing journey in a way that normally wouldn't be available to them. As an organization who supports women and children experiencing abuse, it means a lot to offer this program that provides hope for a healthier future." - Emily Stewart, Executive Director, Third Place Transition House
Assoc. of Black Social Workers
Healthy Response to COVID-19 in the Black Communities
Brigadoon Village
Summer programming for children with health conditions
Mental Health Foundation of NS
The Bright Smiles Project:
Dental health for mental health
Chebucto Connections
Accessing Oral Heath Care:
An inclusive, low barrier community dental program for low-income and marginalized individuals
Chebucto Family Centre
Mental Health Education Project
John Howard Society of NS
Community Navigation Project: Holistic Responses
Mawita’mk Society
Family Reconciliation Project
The North Grove
Mental Health Navigator Program
Third Place Transition House
Personalized Mental Health
Care Plan Project
Partnering for impact:
Charities and non-charities working together
There are many groups, individuals, and organizations whose purpose is beneficial to the community but who are not registered as charities or qualified donees with CRA

Charities and non-charities often partner to increase their community impact. For example, a youth-serving charity may partner with a non-charity youth group to offer a summer camp. The partnership enables the charity to reach more youth and allows the non-charity to provide activities that might not otherwise be available.

If you want to learn more about charitable partnerships, please reach out to
Remembering Diem
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Delilah (Diem) Miriam Saunders peacefully passed on September 7, 2021 at Happy Valley Goose Bay at the age of 29 years.

Diem was a well-known Inuk activist and beautifully stewarded the Loretta Saunders Community Scholarship Fund for several years. You will be missed, Diem.

Loretta and Diem's cousin, Melissa has generously offered to carry on the scholarship in her cousin's name.
Support your Community Foundation
Did you hear? We've moved!
Your Community Foundation is now located at
6156 Quinpool Rd., Suite 102
Halifax, NS B3L 1A3

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