Cooking Towards Independence

Workshop for Youth in Care and at risk to learn how to shop, cook and eat a nutritionally balanced diet on a budget.

  • Plan a menu
  • Shop for ingredients
  • Prepare and cook a meal
  • Enjoy great healthy food
  • Meet new friends
  • Movie passes as a parting gift for attending the workshop
  • Have a fun day!!

January 23, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sobeys Store

2651 Windsor Street, Halifax

Upstairs in the Community Room

Click HERE for poster!

To Register and for more information contact Jane Boyd Landry at or

Monique Andrea at or call (902) 422-1316, ext 4

Amanda’s Gift flower2.jpgBursary Program

2016 applications now available! 

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Amanda’s gift is a bursary program of the Nova Scotia Council for the Family.  It was established to provide financial assistance to youth formerly in the care of the Minister of Community Services in the Province of Nova Scotia, who wish to pursue education/career development opportunities.  The bursary funds will be used to assist with items such as: tuition, books, computer equipment, conference fees and adult education courses. The initial funding for this bursary program was from a generous gift of $500 from Amanda Sutherland, a former youth in care who worked very hard to complete her post-secondary education.  This experience enspired  who wanted help others like her to complete their education.  To date the Nova Scotia Council for the Family has awarded over 165 bursaries totaling over $270,000 to qualified youth 16-28 years of age.  Awards are a minimum of $250 and can go up to $1,500. 


Completed applications, including letter of support must be received on or before the application deadline.  Please send to:

Nova Scotia Council for the Family             

Suite 804, 1888 Brunswick St.                    

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J8

Fax: (902)422-4012


You will be notified of the status of your request after the Selections Committee completes the review in early July. Please share information about the Amanda's Gift Bursary Program with any former youth in care who may qualify for this bursary.

Click HERE for an application!