Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Planning for Month 13: Nova Scotia Income Assistance

December 19, 2016.  This webinar provides an overview of the process of transitioning from private sponsorship to Income Assistance in Nova Scotia. Guest speakers from the Department of Community Services, Denise MacDonald-Billard (Director of Income Assistance, DCS), and Cyd Lepage, (Income Assistance Specialist, Central Region, DCS) provide a detailed overview of the eligibility, process, as well as answer questions from sponsors.  Please note there is a delay between the presenters’ information, and the slides displayed for the first part of the webinar. You may wish to refer to the PDF version of the presentation slides during the first several minutes of the webinar.  Please click on the links below to access the following resources that have been referred to in the webinar:

  1. PDF version of the Employment Support Income Assistance (ESIA) presentation
  2. Example of a letter used to confirm sponsorship income prepared by ISANS’ Private Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator, Evelyn Jones
  3. RSTP Month 13 Planning Resource Kit