Department of Community Services

The Department of Community Services helps people live more independent and healthier lives by providing a range of social services. We work together with organizations across the province to administer social programs, including employment support and skills training, income assistance, affordable housing and youth and family supports.

We’re also responsible for child protection services, the foster care system and disability support programs.

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Department Information

Our minister

Our senior leadership

Craig Beaton
Deputy Minister

Sandy Graves
Associate Deputy Minister

Cathy MacIsaac
Associate Deputy Minister

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Department of Community Services
PO Box 696
Halifax NS B3J 2T7