Social Development http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia.html Social Development Tracadie celebrates age-friendly community status http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.10.2017-10-03_02.jpg.html Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle presented the Age-Friendly Community Recognition certificate to Tracadie municipal officials at a community event Monday afternoon. 2017100300:00:00 National Seniors Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.09.2017-09-29_01.jpg.html Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris (left) issued a statement today in recognition of National Seniors Day, Oct. 1. 2017092900:00:00 Investment in mental health support in schools http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.09.2017-09-27_01.JPG.html The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth has been expanded to all public schools in the province. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on Tuesday during an event at Riverview Middle School. From left: André Gionet, manager, child and youth teams, Acadian Peninsula, mental health, Vitalité Health Network; Gregg Ingersoll, superintendent of the Anglophone East School District; Monique Boudreau, superintendent of the Francophone sud school district; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Pierrette Desfonds, foster parent, Miscou; Wilbert Smith, foster parent, Miscou; Gallant; Annette Harland, area manager, addiction and mental health services, Horizon Health Network; Jodie Fischer Cormier, guidance counsellor on the Kennebecasis Valley child and youth team; and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc. 2017092700:00:00 Province names first age-friendly community http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.08.2017-08-03_01.jpg.html Moncton has been named the first age-friendly community in New Brunswick, after successfully establishing policies and providing services to promote healthy aging and wellness. From left: Lorraine Leclaire, Seniors Advisory Council; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Rupert Tingley, vice-chair of the Mayors Advisory Committee; Louise Gilbert, chair of the Mayors Seniors Advisory Committee. 2017080300:00:00 New Brunswickers invited to provide input on affordable housing strategy http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.07.2017-07-31_01.jpg.html The provincial government has launched an online survey encouraging New Brunswickers to share their thoughts on a new long-term affordable housing strategy. From left: Nay Saade, resource development director at the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick; Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Moncton East MLA, Monique LeBlanc. 2017073100:00:00 New program aims to increase independence of seniors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.06.2017-06-09_04.jpg.html A program launched today is designed to help seniors remain independent by connecting them with local services and facilities, while also helping them identify safety issues in their homes. From left: Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Carol Field, program director, Father Eugene O'Leary Seniors Complex; and Bill Hartley and Kevin McDonald of the Knights of Columbus. 2017060900:00:00 Report released on providing support for people with a disability http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.06.2017-06-07_04.jpg.html The provincial government has released a report on providing support for people with a disability, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Kent Brace, client of Moncton Employment & Training Services; Barb Michaud, client service manager, Moncton Employment & Training Services; Renee Boucher, Moncton Employment & Training Services; Jessica Lane, Moncton Employment & Training Services; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Bonnie Yvonne, Moncton Employment & Training Services. 2017060700:00:00 Family Plan report on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.05.2017-05-29_03.jpg.html The provincial government has released a report on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors. Participating in today’s release of the report was Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris. 2017052900:00:00 New Brunswick Family Plan report on reducing poverty released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.05.2017-05-16_01.jpg.html The provincial government has released a report on reducing poverty, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Donna Gates, executive director of Living SJ; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; and Saint John Mayor Don Darling. 2017051600:00:00 Funding to expand adoption program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.05.2017-05-08_03.jpg.html The provincial government is providing an additional $82,000 to help expand a program that supports adoptive families. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement today at the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation's annual luncheon. From left: Gallant; and Colin Kennedy Robichaud, co-chair of the luncheon. 2017050800:00:00 Family Plan summit held on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.02.2017-02-21_02.jpg.html Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris hosted a New Brunswick Family Plan summit on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors Monday in Florenceville-Bristol. 2017022100:00:00 Safe Harbour transitional house for youth will reopen http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.11.2016-11-23_03.JPG.html The provincial government announced today that Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services, an emergency or short-term transitional housing facility for young people who are at risk, will reopen in March 2017. It will be operated by Partners for Youth, an organization dedicated to helping young people who are facing challenges. From left: Bishop David Edwards of the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Kit Hickey, board member; and John Sharpe, CEO of Partners for Youth. 2016112300:00:00 Investment in mental health support in schools http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.09.2016-09-20_03.JPG.html The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth will expand to another 112 schools this fall, from Saint John to Sussex and in the Miramichi and Chaleur-Restigouche regions. From left: Child and Youth Advocate Norman J. Bossé; Robert Fowler, DEC chair of Anglophone South School District; Service New Brunswick Minster Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; Christine Roy, principal, St. John the Baptist / King Edward School; Premier Brian Gallant; Zoë Watson, superintendent of the Anglophone South School District and Sergeant David Hartley-Brown, Saint John Police. 2016092000:00:00 Official opening of nursing home in Upper Miramichi http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.08.2016-08-31_01.JPG.html The official opening of the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home in Upper Miramichi (Boiestown) took place on Friday, Aug. 26. From left: Central New Brunswick Nursing Home board chair Roxanne Stewart; Michael Keating, executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Upper Miramichi Mayor Douglas Munn; and nursing home administrator Manley Black. 2016083100:00:00 Senior goodwill ambassadors appointed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.07.2016-07-06_01.JPG.html Thirty senior goodwill ambassadors have been appointed to engage seniors, their families and communities in supporting wellness, active living and independence for seniors in New Brunswick. Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris recently met with the ambassadors in Miramichi. 2016070600:00:00 Nursing home officially opens http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.07.2016-07-04_02.jpg.html The official opening ceremony for the Domaine des bâtisseurs nursing home in Edmundston was held on Wednesday, June 29. From the left: Chris Kingston, president of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes; David Couturier, administrator of the nursing home; Gilbert St. Onge, president of the board of directors of Les Résidences Jodin; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Camille Bernier, president of the residents’ council; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; and Eric Dubé, representing the National Bank of Canada. 2016070400:00:00 Ministers meet with poverty reduction advocates and stakeholders http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.06.2016-06-28_04.jpg.html Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for poverty reduction; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault recently met with poverty reduction advocates and stakeholders. They also toured the Crescent Valley and Hazen White/St. Francis School where a number of Syrian newcomers are living and going to school. From left: Horsman; Doherty; Shilo Boucher, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Saint John YMCA; and Arseneault. 2016062800:00:00 Ministers participate in Barefoot Challenge http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.06.2016-06-22_03.jpg.html Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman participated in the Barefoot Challenge at the legislative assembly to raise awareness for youth homelessness. 2016062200:00:00 New 240-bed nursing home for Miramichi to be built through public-private partnership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.06.2016-06-14_01.jpg.html A new 240-bed nursing home for Miramichi will be built through a public-private partnership. The request for qualifications will be issued in the coming weeks to seek qualified bidders for the request for proposals, which will be issued this summer. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; and Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc. 2016061400:00:00 Pride banner raised http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.06.2016-06-13_01.jpg.html The pride banner was raised today at the legislative assembly in recognition of national Pride Month. Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman participated in the event. 2016061300:00:00 Appointees announced for Council on Aging http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.02.2016-02-23_01.jpg.html The names of the appointees to the Council on Aging were announced today. The council will develop a strategy for aging in New Brunswick. This strategy will serve as the foundation for a framework that will guide all action on issues affecting seniors and the aging experience in New Brunswick. From left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, co-chair, Council on Aging; Ken McGeorge, co-chair, Council on Aging; and Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers. 2016022300:00:00 Alzheimer Awareness Month http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.01.2016-01-19_01.jpg.html Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers today signed a declaration marking January as Alzheimer Awareness Month. From left: Kevin Brewer, chair of the board of directors of the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick; Rogers and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman. 2016011900:00:00 Award-winning counselling service recognized http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2015.12.2015-12-08_01.JPG.html During the fall session of the legislative assembly, Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers recently congratulated and recognized Family Enrichment Counselling Service for winning the prestigious Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Award. The group was recognized for their 30 years of committed leadership and work in the Fredericton region in the area of domestic violence. The organization has carried out interventions and offered counselling and support groups for women, men and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Rogers said the group is a shining example of a strong, committed, community partnership with the Department of Social Development. From left: Anne Marie Hartford, executive director of Family Enrichment and Counselling Service; Rogers; and Gary Love, vice-chair of Family Enrichment and Counselling Service. 2015120800:00:00 Launch of Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2015.11.2015-11-17_01.JPG.html The Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth in New Brunswick was officially launched this morning at the annual State of the Child Breakfast hosted by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. The launch is part of Child Rights Education Week, organized by the Child and Youth Advocate to encourage various stakeholders to promote and protect child rights. From left: Miguel LeBlanc, civil society representative; Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Amanda Richard, youth representative; and Norman J. Bossé, Child and Youth Advocate. 2015111700:00:00 Contract awarded for 60-bed nursing home in Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/multimedia/mmrenderer.2015.10.2015-10-20_2.JPG.html The contract to build a 60-bed nursing home in Moncton has been awarded to Shannex Inc. The new nursing home will be located on the campus of Université de Moncton. Shannex will also construct a retirement living home, a special care home and lifestyle apartments. From left: Joe Shannon and Jason Shannon, both of Shannex Inc.; Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Université de Moncton president and vice-chancellor Raymond Théberge; Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Roger Melanson. 2015102000:00:00 2017100300:00:00