Who are we?

Chisholm Services for Children is a non-profit organization in Central Nova Scotia offering a long-term care program, which specializes in early intervention, prevention and permanency planning. Chisholm is dedicated to guiding children who face severe adverse circumstances like neglect and abuse, to a realization of self-worth. Chisholm helps children develop skills and capacities to function successfully in a community setting and grow as healthy, stable individuals. Chisholm also provides a community based literacy program for children from primary to grade six who are reading below grade level or who have been diagnosed with a learning difference.

Upcoming Events:

Today we recognize International Child & Youth Care Worker Week and extend our deepest and sincere appreciation of the amazing Youth Care Workers we have working with us at Chisholm Services for Children.  We say ‘working’ at Chisholm, but recognize that for each and everyone of them, this is not a job…it’s a calling and a passion!

We are always so amazed at how the team supports each other in providing the level of care our children deserve, responding to their needs and helping to find new and better ways to learn about the world around them and the one they will create for themselves in the future.  During these times, with the many concerns that have come along with the pandemic, we see our team of Youth Care Workers rising to the challenge and ‘showing up’ to help support children who just couldn’t do it without them.  I am very confident the Chisholm Way is alive and well at Chisholm, and our values of Compassion, Hope, Belonging, Collaboration and Respect are seen in action every day with the support our Youth Care Workers provide our children.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you for being there for our children! We just couldn’t do this without you!


Chisholm Services for Children AGM

June 23rd (4:00 – 5:30 PM)

Location TBD

LINKS Literacy Program Update:

In respecting the safety and well being of the children we provide literacy support for and the LINKS Literacy Instructors,  the Spring LINKS Literacy Program has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A modified program may be offered if the public schools reopen. Please stay tuned for more information. Any parent who has registered for the Spring Session will have their fees refunded.  They will maintain their status on the registration list if we are able to offer a modified Spring session. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe. 

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