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Funding Sources

NS Department of Community Services (DCS) under the Family & Youth Services Division

2 Separate Grants


1) Core Program Funding (Early Years Programs, Parent Programs, Great Expectations Pre Natal Program, Mums Night Out, Lending Libraries, and Community Development)


2) Parenting Journey (This program started as a pilot project in 2008 and was declared a permanent program in 2009-2010 by Department of Community Services because of its wonderful early success).


Nova Scotia District Health Authority


1) Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting (This program is for families prenatally to 3 years of age)


Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund

Interactive Family Literacy Programs (Bookworms at Play)


Halifax Regional Municipal Capital Funding


Royal Bank of Canada


Canadian Women’s Foundation

Family Support Programs


Fund Raising Efforts

Monthly Scholastic Book orders at the Centre, 50/50


Donations (monetary & in-kind)

From ESFRA families & the Community

Community Partnerships

  • Cole Harbour/Eastern HRM Mental Health

  • Dalhousie School of Human Communication Disorders and Audiology.

  • David Hendsbee, HRM Councillor

  • Day Nite Neon Signs Ltd

  • EHS Musquodoboit Harbour Paramedics

  • East Preston Family Resource Centre

  • Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

  • Eastern Shore-Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network

  • YMCA NS Works

  • Good Shepherd Church

  • HRM Community Recreation

  • Halifax Public Library (Musquodoboit Harbour Branch)

  • Hope for Wildlife Society

  • Kevin Murphy, MLA

  • Lake and Shore Community Recreation Centre

  • Lea Place Women’s Centre

  • Local Childcare Facilities

  • Local Churches

  • Local Fire Departments

  • Local Food Banks

  • Local Schools

  • MUSGO Rider

  • Musquodoboit Harbour, Chezzetcook and Lake Echo Lion's Club

  • Musquodoboit Valley-Eastern Shore Community Health Board

  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre

  • Nova Scotia Department of Education

  • Nova Scotia Department of Health

  • Nova Scotia Early Intervention

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority

  • Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres

  • Porters Lake Community Services Association

  • Porters Lake Superstore

  • Public Health Services

  • RBC - Royal Bank Of Canada

  • RBC Of Porters Lake

  • RCMP Musquodoboit Harbour Detachment

  • Seven Lakes Development

  • Sobeys, Jeddore

  • St. David’s United Church

  • St. James Anglican Church

  • The Birches, Home for Special Care

  • Tim Horton’s – Porters Lake

  • Wee Society

  • General donations from the community & program participants

  • Annual designated donations through the United Way

The demand for our family resource programs continues to grow especially in the area of Early Years Outreach and School Age Programming and costs of providing these services continue to rise. Consequently, the Executive Director is currently researching other grant funding sources to enable the agency to continue to expand its program base still further in the coming years.

You can help! Did you know that for a 50 dollar donation we will print your business card in our bi-monthly newsletter? These advertising spaces help us with the cost of producing enough newsletters to reach all of our families! Please contact us if you are interested. 

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