Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Free Income Tax Clinics

For the 2021 tax season, many community organizations are hosting free virtual tax clinics. Volunteers may be able to complete and file your taxes for free, by videoconference or by phone. Find further information and locations on Canada Revenue Agency’s website at: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/free-tax-help.html  

2021-22 Business Plan

We are pleased to share the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2021-22 Business Plan:  NSLAC Business Plan 2021-22. The Business Plan can also be found in Legal Aid Publications under the About Us tab.

2021 Home Warming Program for Low-Income Nova Scotians

Below please some information regarding the 2021 Home Warming Program.  Further details can be found here:  https://www.efficiencyns.ca/residential/programs-services/homewarming/?gclid=eaiaiqobchmiv-jt37mo7wivkk1ych2_uqf5eaayasaaegjnvpd_bwe   HomeWarming offers home energy assessments and upgrades for income-qualified homeowners, at no cost. The goal is to have people living on lower incomes benefit from energy efficiency and feel comfortable in their homes. For qualifying homeowners, if […]

Staff Lawyer Position – Port Hawkesbury

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION STAFF LAWYER   Available Position: Contract Covering a Leave Location: Port Hawksbury – 302-15 Kennedy Street Salary: Staff Lawyer Pay Plan Policy – Based on Relevant Experience Closing Date:  Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm Who we are: Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (NSLAC) delivers legal aid services throughout […]

The Evolution of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia

Below please find a copy of a Canadian Bar Association Nova Voce article by Megan Longley, QC, Chief Executive Officer, regarding Legal Aid in Nova Scotia. CBA-NS Nova Voce – The Evolution of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia

Chronicle Herald Article: “Vulnerable women in Nova Scotia ending up on the streets or behind bars”

Below please find a link to the above-noted opinion article by Ashley Avery & Emma Halpern: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/local-perspectives/ashley-avery-emma-halpern-vulnerable-women-in-nova-scotia-ending-up-on-the-streets-or-behind-bars-523422/ Efforts by Emma and Ashley in educating and advocating regarding the challenges faced by individuals is greatly appreciated. The work of The Elizabeth Fry Society and Coverdale Courtwork Society is essential to our clients and to Nova Scotia.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program

The Nova Scotia Heating Assistance Rebate Program helps low-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Rebates range from $100 to $200. You can apply until March 31, 2021. For details and to apply please visit their website at:  2020 Heating Assistance Rebate Program

2019-2020 Annual Report

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2019-20 Annual Report is now available and can be found on the About Us, Legal Aid Publications page, or at this link:  2019-20 Annual Report