Supporting community efforts in doctor recruitment and retention in Truro

Doctors

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage says the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity has been approved for funding under a new grant program that supports community-lead initiatives around doctor recruitment.

A release says the partnership is receiving $25,000 through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support plans to create and train a more diverse group of volunteers to welcome doctors and their families to their community.

"No one knows their communities better than the people who live and work there," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine.  "Government is pleased to support their efforts in promoting what their area has to offer not only for the health professional but the entire family." 

The proposal from the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity includes community engagement and a reporting system for volunteers to follow-up with physicians after their community tour.

Government launched the Healthy Communities Stream in August and municipalities, museums, libraries, social enterprises, First Nations, communities and community groups and cultural organizations that are registered in Nova Scotia as not-for profits may apply.

Up to $25,000 in funding is available.