• The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission serves as a resource for individuals and organizations across the province wishing to create respectful and inclusive workplaces.
  • Their public education and training initiatives help employers and their employees promote respect for diversity and reduce discriminatory practices, thereby ultimately creating healthier work environments.

The available videos:

○ Serving All Customers Better
○ Safe Spaces Make Great Workplaces
○ Working with Abilities



• Workplaces will acquire generalized to core mental health knowledge
• Develop powers of reasoning and judgement associated with a variety of mental health-related topics
• Please note: All sessions are currently virtual due to COVID-19

There are (3) sessions to choose from:
o Mental Health in the Workplace
o Recovery & Resilience
o Stress Management

Target audience: Workplaces
Duration: Half-day (3 hours)
Cost:$600 + HST (15-25 participants)

• The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce offers FREE training opportunities sponsored through NS Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.
• Programs and sessions are always expanding and being added.

• Digital Nova Scotia offers FREE online training courses for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to move their business online or to enhance their virtual presence.

They include:
• Facebook Blueprint Training
• Google Skillshop Training
• Digital Photography Training
• Shopify Compass Training

  • Their workshops include group discussions, personal reflection, skills practice, presentation and videos.
  • They offer over 50 different workshop topics.

They were created to be:

Accessible: No academic-style lectures
Applicable: Material can be transferred to real-world challenges and opportunities
Engaging: Relational trainers illustrate content with stories and humour
Interactive: Plenty of activities and discussions
Practical: Skills and tools designed for easy use in your setting

• The Canadian Food Processors Institute offers cost-effective courses created by industry and built on the official National Occupation Standard.
• Through a simple log in process – individuals, businesses, human resource professionals and educators can navigate through a comprehensive selection of high quality, online training (prices vary).
• Their courses are developed with subject matter experts – for industry by industry. Course content is applicable to real world scenarios and is engaging and informative.

SkillsonlineNS offers thousands of FREE online business training courses on important workplace topic such as:

  • Leadership Essentials
  • Working with Difficult People
  • Business Essentials – Communication
  • Business Essentials – Workplace Conflict
  • The One Journey Initiative provides support for unemployed and underemployed Nova Scotians.
  • Essential skills and customized training are a part of every project.
  • The initiative is designed to address labour shortages in partnership between LAE, industry and the community.
  • The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI) supplements employer contributions to train full-time staff who are permanently located in Nova Scotia. The goal is to improve productivity and profitability, increase innovation, adapt to new technology, machinery and equipment, or work processes, increase inter-provincial and international competitiveness and foster workplace diversity.
  • If you are a small business in Nova Scotia with less than 50 employees, you may be eligible for up to 100% of your training costs to be covered up to $10,000. For larger businesses, WIPSI provides up to 50% of direct training costs.
  • All organizations that apply for (WIPSI) must first register as a LaMPSS organization (Labour Market Programs Support System). This is a one-time registration process that allows you to create an account and apply for (WIPSI) through the LaMPSS online platform.
  • The Workplace Education Initiative Program promotes learning at work and supports the development of a skilled, adaptable and competitive workforce by increasing workplace essential skills.
  • Provides education and training on a broad range of topics from Literacy and Essential Skills to Communication, Leadership and Academic upgrading.
  • A workplace must participate in an Organizational Needs Assessment (ONA). The ONA process involves consultation with employees who represent all levels of your organization.
  • Classes are small with seven to twelve participants and delivery is based on adult education principals.
  • Programs can range between 34-120 hours, delivered in 2, 3 or 4-hour sessions, continuing over several weeks or months.