Heating Assistance Rebate now open

Good day, Halifax Armdale!

As the House Sessions continue, new topics are discussed daily, please continue sending your concerns to my office.

The Heating Rebate and Senior’s Care Grant applications are both open, don’t forget to apply before the deadlines if you are eligible! You will find more information further in this issue of my eNewsletter.

As always, it is a pleasure to represent all the constituents of Halifax Armdale especially in settings like the Legislature. Thank you and I will continue to amplify your concerns.

For any questions, inquiries and support, contact: or (902) 454-2102.


Join an agency, board, or commission

The biannual call for applications for Nova Scotia’s many agencies, boards, and commissions (ABCs), which provide advice and services in a wide range of areas, including health, policing, agriculture, education, culture, environment, transportation, professional regulation, and more are now open.

Serving on one of the ABCs can help you grow personally and professionally while making a real impact on your community.

All Nova Scotia residents are invited to apply and people from diverse communities are encouraged to apply so ABCs better reflect the province’s population.

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Community Engagement

📌 The government is preparing to review the Children and Family Services Act to help improve programs and services for children, youth, and families. Nova Scotians are invited to share feedback about the Children and Family Services Act. Read more...

Accessing Rebates and Grants

🏡 Seniors can apply for the annual Seniors Care Grant program, which helps with expenses that allow them to stay in their homes longer and improve their quality of life. The program has increased to $750 from $500 this year. Read more...

🏡 The Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) is now open for 2023. The HARP helps eligible Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Read more...


Community Spotlight

Fire Safety Week

I wanted to highlight that earlier this month, we observed Fire Prevention Week, an important occasion for our community. Fire safety is a critical concern, and we must all take proactive steps to protect our homes and families.

During Fire Prevention Week, we were reminded of the significance of fire safety measures. Here are some key tips to ensure your family's safety:

  • Regularly check and maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Create and practice a fire escape plan with your loved ones.
  • Keep flammable materials at a safe distance from heat sources.
  • Never leave cooking appliances unattended, especially when cooking with oil.
  • Teach your children about fire safety, so they know what to do in case of an emergency.

I encourage everyone to stay vigilant and incorporate these practices into their daily lives. By doing so, we can significantly reduce the risk of fire-related incidents in our community.

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What's on in Halifax Armdale?

📲 Halifax Transit is launching a new mobile fare payment app, HFXGO, allowing customers to purchase and use tickets and passes from the convenience of their smartphones. Read more...

🎖️ Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel are honoured to join in Remembrance Day commemorations this year. Starting at 11am the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute at the front entrance followed by the firing of the noon gun. Read more... 

📝 The Canadian Mental Health Association is offering a new, free program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Read more...

⁉️ Did you know? Advanced, online, activity bookings for the pool and fitness centre at the Captain William Spry Community Centre and Needham Community Centre are no longer required. You can just show up. Read more...