March 21, 2012
If you are a newcomer to Cumberland County and you need help settling in - Cumberland RDA can help!
The Newcomer Navigator Initiative offers a variety of services designed to help immigrants and other newcomers adapt to their new home. Pick up a free copy of your "Newcomer's Guide" by dropping into the Cumberland RDA office at 35 Church Street, Amherst. You can also view it online.
The comprehensive guide contains information on a variety of settlement supports and services including employers and employment searches; business opportunities and business development supports; connections to community networks and organizations; English-as-a-Second Language training; connections to appropriate regulatory bodies for professional credentials; and information about schools and other community amenities and resources.
For more information contact Cumberland RDA Newcomer Navigation Amanda McInnis at 667-3638.
March 14, 2012
Woodland owners and those interested in our forests are reminded that the 2012 Central Woodland Conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 31st at the Milford Recreation Centre in Milford, Hants County.
Hear experts and woodland owners talk about woodland issues and learn about resources that can help you better understand and manage woodland sustainably for harvesting timber, providing wildlife habitat, exploring non-timber forest products, and maintaining forest health. Wander through the exhibit area and meet fellow woodland owners.
Registration includes a hearty lunch and a chance to win valuable door prizes plus the grand prize of a new chainsaw which will be drawn for at the end of the day! Pre-register and qualify to win a GPS unit.
To register, call toll-free 1-855-222-0445 or register online at woodlotinfoshop.ca. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the event wraps up at 4 p.m. The 2012 Central Woodland Conference is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Nova Forest Alliance, and the regional development
authorities of central Nova Scotia, including Cumberland RDA.
March 7, 2012
Once again this spring, Cumberland County students who are away at post-secondary institutions will receive a care package from home just in time for exams. This is the fourth year for the Cumberland Care Kits, which are a reminder to our young people that their community supports their efforts and encourages them to seek employment options here at home. The goal this year is to send out 150 kits.
The Care Kits are an opportunity for companies or organizations to support a worthwhile initiative and take advantage of an important promotional opportunity by providing coupons, product samples or other items bearing their logos, or to advertise for summer or permanent employees. Donated items could include snacks, personal care items, stationary, and coupons for goods and services. Companies who choose to provide financial sponsorships instead will have their company name, contact information, and a brief description of their products or services included in each kit. Contributions levels of $25, $50 and $100 are being suggested.
Items or financial contributions should be received by the Cumberland RDA office no later than March 9th to ensure the Care Kits are ready to be distributed the first week of April. Post secondary students or their parents or loved ones are urged to contact Amanda or Heather at the Cumberland RDA at (902) 667-3638 or register on-line at www.cumberlandrda.ca.