We offer support and education about grief, loss and emotional wellness to all Nova Scotians.

We work closely with local, community-based organizations to share up-to-date information so families and individuals can find and receive support.

The Healing Pathways Story

The Mass Casualty Commission (MCC) noted the need for grief and emotional supports for communities most affected by the April 2020 event.

The NSHPCA’s role is to support community-based organizations and initiatives as they work to bring programs to people in the community. We are also here to bring understanding and knowledge about grief and emotional wellness to help people heal in their own communities and families. We will fund local programs and initiatives while continuing our work to support hospice/palliative care and Advance Care Planning across Nova Scotia.

Purpose of Healing Pathways

To provide direct financial support to the communities most impacted by the April 2020 Mass Casualty Event, in alignment with the objectives of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s funding of the Response to Mass Casualty Commission Report;

  • To enable and encourage the development of community-level initiatives, which will provide necessary services and supports to the residents of Colchester, Cumberland and East Hants in the areas of grief, loss, bereavement and emotional well-being; and
  • To support the availability of effective and long-lasting resources and strategies in those communities that will enable broad public access to such services and supports.