The Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association (NSHPCA) will work with the provincial government, communities and Nova Scotia Health to design and deliver a new approach to grief, bereavement and emotional wellness support that will result in an updated model of care for the province.
The work will be focused in the Colchester-East Hants area and Cumberland County this year and expanded across the province in 2025.
“The Mass Casualty Commission’s final report talked about the need for more grief and bereavement services in our communities,” said Brian Comer, Minister of Addictions and Mental Health in a release.
“This approach allows us to tap into the considerable expertise that exists in our communities. As the hub organization, NSHPCA will work directly with partners to ensure supports are offered closer to home and are responsive to the needs of the people, families and communities now and into the future.”
NSHPCA is a not-for-profit organization in Nova Scotia that will co-ordinate a new approach to grief, bereavement and emotional wellness support.
“Since 1995, NSHPCA has provided resources and support for Nova Scotians through member organizations and volunteers across the province. Today more than ever, we believe that the time is right for a community hub organization like ours to bring together individuals, communities and the resources needed to support people in their experiences of grief and bereavement,” said Ann Cosgrove, President, Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association.
“Grief touches all of us throughout our lives. There is no endpoint to grief. No linear path. As a partner with the Government of Nova Scotia and local communities, we will work to help Nova Scotians build a new reality of purpose and meaning while they grieve.”