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New homeless shelter to open in Saint John

New homeless shelter to open in Saint John

A new 20-bed homeless shelter for men will open in Saint John. The shelter will be operated by Outflow, a local organization that delivers up to 800 meals per week to those in need. From left: Tony Dickinson, shelter manager; Jayme Hall, executive director, Outflow; Premier David Alward; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Philip Appleby, Outflow; ‎Colin McDonald, board chair, ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Saint John

Affordable housing units officially open in Saint John

Twenty-three new affordable housing units for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities were officially opened at 100 Eugene's Way in Saint John. From left: Saint John MP Rodney Weston; Kevin McDonald, chair of the board of directors, Columbian Charities Council 6595; and Saint John-Fundy MLA Glen Savoie.

Design unveiled for new nursing home in Neguac

Design unveiled for new nursing home in Neguac

Residents and community members joined with provincial representatives to unveil the design of the new Complexe Rendez-vous nursing home in Neguac. From left: Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Regina Anderson, retired citizen; Léo Comeau, member of the board for the Complexe Rendez-vous; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Serge Robichaud; Neguac Mayor George R. Savoie; and Jean-Eudes Savoie, president, ...

Funding provided to renovate shelter in Saint John

Funding provided to renovate shelter in Saint John

Funding to help First Steps Housing Project Inc. to repair its shelter for expectant and new mothers who are homeless was announced in Saint John. From left: Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen; Sharon Amirault, executive director, First Steps Housing Project Inc.; Saint John MP Rodney Weston; and Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard.

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Twelve new affordable housing units for low-income families and persons with disabilities were officially opened today at 343 Union St. in Fredericton. From left: Andy Buyting, general manager, Sunnyview Apartments; Karolyn Martin, co-ordinator, Community Action Group on Homelessness, Fredericton; Justice Minister Troy Lifford; Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch; Fredericton city councilor Mike O’Brien; and Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield.

Design unveiled for replacement nursing home in Upper Miramichi

Design unveiled for replacement nursing home in Upper Miramichi

Residents and members of the community joined with provincial representatives to unveil the design of the replacement facility for the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home in Upper Miramichi (Boiestown). From left: Gerald Stewart, chair, board of directors, Central New Brunswick Nursing Home; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart; Michael Keating, executive director, New Brunswick Association of ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Four new affordable housing units for low-income families, non-elderly singles and persons with disabilities were officially opened today in Fredericton. From left: Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch; Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Alan Rayner, Trustees chair, St. Paul's United Church; and Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald.

Network of excellence to improve services for children, youth with complex mental health needs

Network of excellence to improve services for children, youth with complex mental health needs

The provincial government is working with New Brunswickers to improve services for children and youth with complex mental health and behavioural needs. It is creating a network of excellence that will provide a range of services for these children and youth. As one part of the network, the provincial government is entering into a service contract with Dots NB, ...

Five-year contract extension provided to Youth in Care Network

Five-year contract extension provided to Youth in Care Network

The provincial government will extend its contract with the New Brunswick Youth in Care Network for five years so it may continue its work with youth in and from care across the province. Photo shows Youth in Care members with Social Development Minister Madeline Dubé and Premier David Alward. From left: Kyla Lapointe; John Sharpe; Mandy Richard; Mathieu Cormier; Alisha ...

Official opening of Nashwaak Villa

Official opening of Nashwaak Villa

Residents and community members joined with provincial representatives to celebrate the official opening of Nashwaak Villa nursing home in Stanley. From left: York North MLA Kirk Macdonald; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Bonnie MacNeil, executive director of Nashwaak Villa; Barbara MacDonald, deputy mayor, Village of Stanley; Dawn Spilman, chair, board of directors, Nashwaak Villa; Jean-Eudes Savoie, president, New Brunswick ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Saint-André

Affordable housing units officially open in Saint-André

Ten newly renovated affordable housing units for low-income seniors were officially opened in Saint-André. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen; and Alain Desjardins, president of Villa Saint-André inc.

Sod-turning held for new specialized care bed homes in Saint John

Sod-turning held for new specialized care bed homes in Saint John

A sod-turning ceremony was held today to mark the official start of construction of two, 18-bed specialized care bed homes. They are being built by Shannex Inc. as part of its Parkland Retirement Living campus in Saint John. From left: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Premier David Alward; Joseph Shannon, chair and chief executive officer, Shannex Inc.; and Jason Shannon, ...

Sod-turning held for new specialized care bed homes in Fredericton

Sod-turning held for new specialized care bed homes in Fredericton

A sod-turning ceremony was held to mark the official start of construction of two, 18-bed specialized care bed homes being built by Shannex Inc. as part of its Parkland Retirement Living campus in Fredericton. From left: Darrell Dixon, construction manager, Shannex Inc.; Fredericton councillor David Kelly; Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald; Joseph Shannon, chair and chief executive officer, Shannex Inc ...

Special care home in Fredericton officially opens

Special care home in Fredericton officially opens

Representatives of the provincial government joined residents and community members today to celebrate the official opening of Paradise Villa, a special care home in Fredericton. From left: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Louise Petitpas, owner, Paradise Villa; Premier David Alward; and Human Resources Minister Troy Lifford.

Construction underway on new nursing home in Saint-Louis-de-Kent

Construction underway on new nursing home in Saint-Louis-de-Kent

Construction is underway on a new nursing home in the Saint-Louis-de-Kent area. The tender to construct Villa Maria, which will replace the current nursing home, has been awarded to Acadian Construction (1991) Ltd. of Dieppe. From left: Saint-Louis-de-Kent Mayor Danielle Dugas; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Roger Mazerolle, president of the board of directors, Villa Maria Inc.; Sen. Rose-May Poirier; ...

Transition house in Edmundston receives funding

Transition house in Edmundston receives funding

The provincial government is increasing its annual funding to l'Escale MadaVic transition house in Edmundston to allow the shelter to add five new beds. The organization currently operates a 10-bed transition house for women and children who are the victims of relationship violence. From left, front row: Dian Lavertu and Huguette Lozier, board members, l’Escale MadaVic; Social Development Minister Madeleine ...

Construction underway on new nursing home in Mill Cove

Construction underway on new nursing home in Mill Cove

The tender to construct Mill Cove Nursing Home, which will replace the current facility, has been awarded to Castle Rock Construction Services Inc. of Saint John. The project is expected to be completed next summer. Front row: Jerry Perry, a resident at the nursing home. Back row, from left: Eldon Hunter, chair, board of directors, Mill Cove Nursing Home; Grand ...

Sod-turning held for new nursing home in Perth-Andover

Sod-turning held for new nursing home in Perth-Andover

A sod-turning ceremony was held for the construction of the Victoria Glen Manor in Perth-Andover. The tender to construct the nursing home, which will replace the current facility, has been awarded to Maxim 2000 Inc. of Saint John. Back row, from left: Cheryl Reed, executive director, Victoria Glen Manor; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Ronald Cummings, president, board of directors, ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Moncton

Affordable housing units officially open in Moncton

Four affordable housing units for non-elderly singles were officially opened in Moncton. The housing development was established by Moncton Community Residences Inc. From left: Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais; Greg Blizzard, chief executive officer, Moncton Community Residences Inc.; Government Services Minister Sue Stultz; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; and Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen.

Official opening of Villa Saint-Joseph

Official opening of Villa Saint-Joseph

Residents and community members joined provincial representatives to celebrate the official opening of the Villa Saint-Joseph in Tracadie-Sheila. The $22.9-million nursing home has 74 beds, 10 more than its predecessor. From left: Paul Arseneau, administrator, Villa Saint-Joseph; Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Rita Ferguson, resident, Villa Saint-Joseph; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud; Norbert Comeau, president, board ...

Official opening of 30-bed addition at Le Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Official opening of 30-bed addition at Le Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Residents and community members joined provincial representatives to celebrate the official opening of an addition to Le Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in Bathurst. The $7.9-million project adds 30 beds, for a total of 130. From left: Nepisiguit MLA Ryan Riordon; Bathurst Mayor Stephen Brunet; Claire Savoie, administrator, Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Aldo Mallet, president, board of directors, Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes; ...

New nursing home to be built in Dalhousie

New nursing home to be built in Dalhousie

A new nursing home will be built in Dalhousie, Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé has announced. The replacement facility will have 90 beds and will cost an estimated $23 million. From left: Lynn Montgomery, constituency assistant for Campbellton-Restigouche Centre MLA Greg Davis; Dalhousie Mayor Clément Tremblay; Restigouche-la-Vallée MLA Martine Coulombe; Dubé; Alden Appleby, president, Dalhousie Nursing Home Inc.; Diane Léger, ...

Provincial, territorial ministers responsible for housing call for sustainable federal funding

Provincial, territorial ministers responsible for housing call for sustainable federal funding

Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé joined her provincial and territorial colleagues in Toronto to discuss the need for long-term, sustainable and affordable housing as well as social housing. From left: Peter Taptuna, Nunavut; Scott Kent, the Yukon; Robert C. McLeod, Northwest Territories; Linda Jeffrey, Ontario; Sylvain Gaudreault, Quebec; Dubé; Valerie Docherty, Prince Edward Island; Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Nova Scotia; and Paul ...

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

First row, seated: Léo-Paul Pinet, President; Madeleine Dubé, Minister of Social Development; Stéphane Leclair, Executive Director; Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities Dorothy Shephard; Donald Arseneault; Dany Soucy, Minister of Post-Secondary, Education, Training and Labour; Francine Landry Second row: Jennifer Melanson; Lucie Robichaud; Beverly Wilcox; July Synnott; Brian Duplessis; Derek Oland; Ginette Arseneault; Jacques-François Levesque; Juanita Black; Absent: ...

ESIC’s Board of Directors and Community Inclusion Networks hold annual meeting

ESIC’s Board of Directors and Community Inclusion Networks hold annual meeting

The Board of Directors of ESIC held a planning session with the Community Inclusion Networks on June 18, 2013. The Board and the networks meet at least once a year to share ideas and vital information. Front row, seated: Beverly Cox, Léo-Paul Pinet, Madeleine Dubé, Stéphane Leclair, Dorothy Shephard, Francine Landry, Danny Soucy, Juanita Black, Althea Arsenault Second ...