Child Protection – Department of Community Services
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected or are a witness to child abuse, you must contact the child welfare agency in the area where the child lives.
To reach a child protection worker:
Between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on weekdays: call 1-877-424-1177 if you believe a child is in immediate danger of abuse
Between 4:30 pm to 8:30 am on weekdays and on weekends or on holidays: call 1-866-922-2434 if you believe a child is in immediate danger of abuse.
Youth Project: (902) 429-5429 https://
Services for LGBTQ+ youth 25 & under
Family Resource Centres (FRCs) provide community-based programs and services that support the healthy development and well-being of children, youth, and families.
Family Resource Centres
Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre 454-9444
Chebucto Family Centre 479-3031
Dartmouth Family Centre 464-8234
East Preston Daycare Family Health Resource Centre 462-7266
Eastern Shore Family Resource Association 827-1461
Fairview Family Resource Parent n’ Tot 443-9569
Memory Lane Family Place 864-6363
Mi’kmaq Family Centre 422-7850
Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre 453-5089
Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre 384-2794
North End Parent Resource Centre 492-0133
Parents and Children Together (PACT) 434-8952