Camp reachAbility Funding Loss - Please Read!

Camp reachAbility sites located in Paradise, Annapolis County and Orangedale, Inverness County, Nova Scotia provide holistic, creative approaches to interventions in trauma reduction, social coping and self-discovery for disenfranchised individuals and youth at risk. Camp reachAbility

reachAbility is devastated to announce:

On Friday, October 31, at 4 p.m. a letter was delivered to our office from Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, Family and Youth Services division.

It stated that despite excellence in service provision over the last 5 years, Camp reachability’s funding would end in 60 days! We had no notice, despite requesting meetings since August with Provincial representatives in order to identify innovative ways moving forward with camping.

We believe that this decision was made without proper evaluation of services or any opportunity to develop a transition plan.

We refuse to let down the over 1000 people directly affected, along with the local employees, campers (nearing 500 per summer) that join us from across Nova Scotia.

To date, we have reached out to Minister Joanne Bernard, Premier McNeil and Finance Minister Diana Whalen by sending a letter every day last week.

As of your receiving this announcement we have received no correspondence from any of the Ministers. With December fast approaching we feel our options are very limited - so we are reaching out to you, our stakeholders.


Please help us create a voice for Nova Scotians whose voice often goes unheard!

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reachAbility is dedicated to equalizing the playing field for citizens of all ages!