It is important to note that ESFRA offers all our Family Resource Programs and Services at NO CHARGE to the Community. We presently receive funding from Government Departments, other Agencies and the Community in order to do our work.

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Phone Number:
(902) 827-1461

Toll Free:

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Civic Address:
5228 HWY 7, Suite 203
Porters Lake Shopping Centre
Porters Lake, NS
B3E 1J8

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 53
Porters Lake, NS
B3E 1M1


(902) 827-1464


Contact Us:


Spring 2020 Pre-Natal Program 

February 24th - April 27th

6 - 8 pm 

ESFRA Centre

Porter's Lake

5228 Hwy 7, Suite 203

Program Registration 

To register for our programs please call  902 827 1461.

2020 Pre-School Screenings

Take advantage of a great “free” opportunity to have your child(ren) screened for speech language, hearing and school readiness skills before they enter pre-primary/primary . Testing will be happening right in “Our Community”! 

But what other positives should I consider when deciding to screen or not screen? These include:


- Fabulous experience for a child to have in a play-based setting.

 -  Needed experience for the Dalhousie students as some have not worked with the preschool age.

  -  Rules out any parental concerns about your child’s speech language development, hearing ability (most children have not had a hearing screening since birth) and school readiness skills especially since the implementation of the Pre-Primary Program is in many of our schools.

 - Parents will receive a mini-report and any needed referrals will be directed to the appropriate professionals.

 -  Gives families a “snap shot” of their child’s development on the day.

 -  Early detection is key for faster services  (if required - why wait longer than needed).


ESFRA has been privileged to be the only Family Resource Centre to have this partnership with Dalhousie School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, now going into our 15th year.

The Eastern Shore Family Resource Association is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. The association began with a Community Health Promotion Fund grant in 1994. We provide programs and services for families along the Eastern Shore from Lawrencetown/Lake Echo to Sheet Harbour. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the programs and services we offer. We look forward to hearing from you.

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