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EFAP to Launch February 1, 2021

These are uncertain and stressful times for the 20,000 paid staff and the 51% of the population who volunteer in the For-Impact (nonprofit and voluntary) sector in the province. For many of us, demands for services are increasing while funding remains unpredictable. Most everyone in our organizations and in their families are facing challenges. Many nonprofit and voluntary organizations have not been able to provide an employee and family assistance program (EFAP).

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) is delighted to be working with Aspiria and New Ground Financial Inc. to address this gap by launching a sector EFAP that is due to launch on February 1, 2021 with over 500 subscribers (and growing).

If you are interested in joining the program at the secured rate of $2.84/person/month, please complete the form below.

In the meantime, please note the resources below for more detailed information on how the program works and what is included (videos and pdf’s). You’ll also note below the most commonly asked questions we received about the administration of the program.

We recognize and celebrate the resilience of the sector and at the same time acknowledge that these are difficult times. We look forward to working together with you so you can continue to serve your clients and fulfill your missions while at the same time, ensure your staff and volunteers are supported. Everyone wins!

** Please note - CSCNS will add a small fee to help cover our costs to administer this benefits program


Learn More About the Program

Program Overview

Click here to review a PDF with a general overview of the plan and a few user cases as examples on how subscribers might access services

Program Administrator FAQs

Click here to review a PDF addressing some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Program Administrators of Subscriber organizations.

EAP Program Guide

Click here to review a PDF walk through of the plan, services covered, eligibility and more. This is a great resource to understand the specifics of the plan.

Listen to Annika Voltan, Executive Director of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, as she speaks with Nick Mombourquette (New Ground Financial) and Robert Gould (Aspiria) about benefits of this Sector-wide EFAP program for Employers and Organizations. Watch the recording!

Listen to Annika Voltan, Executive Director of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, as she speaks with Nick Mombourquette (New Ground Financial) and Robert Gould (Aspiria) about benefits of this Sector-wide EFAP program for Employees and Volunteers. Watch the recording!

Listen to Paul Wheeler speak about the impact and benefits of the Employee & Family Assistance Program. Watch the recording!

On September 24th, Nick Mombourquette from NewGround Financial hosted a conversation with Robert Gould, a representative from Aspiria. They introduced the Program and the clinical services that will be available to your staff and volunteers. Everything from legal and financial consultations to nutrition and life coaching and more. Watch the recording!