Kings County

Special Events

S.O.U.P. – deliveries are on Wednesdays

Circle of Security – beginning February 1, 2023. Call Suann Boates at 902-698-0269 to register.

Moms in Motion – Thursdays 10-12  Location to be announced each week on Facebook.

Community Suppers at VCLA Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 – Menus will be announced on Facebook each week.

Great Beginnings Cooking Workshops – TBA These are online workshops using Zoom.

Great Beginnings Foodboxes – Deliveries are the second Friday of each month.

Call Mark at 902-680-5846 or Donna at 902-670-3689 for information about programs or to register.

Programs & Services in Kings County

Walking Group

Throughout the spring, summer and fall families are welcomed and encouraged to join us for walks in the communities we all live in. We love to look for local trails and pathways and see what nature reveals to us. Adults and children of all ages enjoy watching the changes the different seasons bring to our

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Going Camping?

Are you thinking about planning a family camping trip this summer but don’t have the equipment? In the fall of 2009, Kids Action Program received a grant from EKM Health Foundation to purchase camping equipment so families could have access to camping gear without having to purchase it. So… We can help equip you with

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Santa’s Little Helpers

For several years we have partnered with our local radio station, Rewind 89.3, to support local families that struggle at different times throughout the year; however, Christmas can be especially hard. With the support of local businesses and the community, Kids Action Program co-ordinates and provides the needed help and support to families in our

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Cooking Workshops

Cooking Workshops are offered bi-monthly. It is for those who are interested in basic food preparation, food safety, nutrition and budgeting. Focusing on getting the most “bang for your buck”, we prepare a meal to share, to take home and to freeze. For more information contact: Kings County: Donna at 902-670-3689 Hants: County: Ashley at

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SOUP – Canning

SOUP Stands for “Saving Our Unused (or Unappreciated) Produce”. We are a group of like-minded people who value food, love to cook and have an interest in reducing food waste. Creative cooking at its best! Drop in to eat or drop in to help – we have something for everyone! SOUP happens every Wednesday from

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Moms in Motion

Moms in Motion (MiM) is part of a community partnership. Those involved with MiM include the Kings County Municipality, Town of Kentville, Acadia, and Kids Action Program. This group supports moms doing mom things. We talk, cook, play, and support each other because being a mom is hard! In the winter months we meet at

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Mystery Trips

Mystery Trips happen during the summer months and on occasional Inservice Days during the school year. These “Full Day” adventures are an opportunity for children (ages 7 to 11) to explore not only their own, but other Nova Scotian communities. A typical Mystery Trip may begin with a visit to a Museum such as Ross

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Mini-Trips

Mini–trips provide opportunities for small groups of children to explore their community with Children’s Outreach staff while parents enjoy a much-needed break. The possibilities are endless—from coasting, to hiking through the woods, beachcombing or simply playing games. Children 2 – 6 and families without transportation and/or whose children have limited access to summer programming are

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Emotional Discovery

Emotional Discovery is meant to help children who are experiencing strong emotions and are being impacted by them. The program is designed to help them verbalize their feelings positively so communication and sharing can happen at a young age and continue throughout their lives. This unique program is designed for children ages 6-11; however, children

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Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy (ROE) – is an international, evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the program our certified instructor visits the classroom every week and every 3rd week they are joined by a baby and

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Donations

We are so lucky (and we pass it on)!  We often receive donations of different kinds. If you are looking for something or have something you would like to donate, please let us know.  Many people we know are looking for household items such as dishes, pots, small appliances, or furniture. If you are in

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Support Dealing with Complex Systems

Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that is so unfamiliar and confusing that we have no idea where to go, who to talk to, what resources are required, or how to find them. In some situations, Kids Action Staff can act as a guide or support person as you try to find your way

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Prenatal Classes

Are offered on an as needed basis, typically four group sessions per year. The program provides pregnant women and their support people the opportunity to learn about pregnancy, birth and their newborn in a safe and supportive environment. Limited transportation is available and healthy snacks are provided. For more information: Kings County: contact Suann at

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Community Suppers

This is a weekly gathering for the whole community! Join us for meal made with love and healthy ingredients.  Community suppers are every Tuesday evening from 5:00 – 6:30pm at 118 Oakdene Avenue in Kentville, NS. The menu changes each week. For updates check our Facebook page. Watch our Facebook Page and our calendar of events for upcoming events.

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Seniors and Kids

If your family lives far from you and your children don’t have the opportunity to interact with seniors, this is the group for you. It provides an opportunity for seniors, parents and children to interact and socialize in a positive, supportive environment. Special events happen throughout the year and offer fun and fellowship with one

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Games Group

This program occurs twice each week at two location and is designed for after school children aged 6-8 years and 9-12 years. The program teaches and models “safe, fun and fair” while playing any variety of games. This also encourages and fosters positive social relationships. The games are interactive and hands on board games and

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Celebrate Mondays

This happens once per month during the school year at a local children’s play center called “Cotton Tale Café + Play”. Cotton Tale Café is located at 9185 Commercial St., New Minas. In the warmer months, we meet outside at local parks. Parents and their children are invited to join Kids Action Program staff for

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Supervised Access and Exchange Program

Every child has the right to have a relationship with both parents. In most cases, it is in the child’s best interests to develop and support these relationships. In some very rare cases, it may be determined that it is in the best interests of the child to have no contact with a parent. In

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For the Love of Kids

Sometimes things happen and we find ourselves involved with a system we don’t know anything about. It could be Family Court, Child Protection, a custody situation. In this group, people support one another and receive correct information. This group runs on an as needed basis. It doesn’t have to be a large group, simply a

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Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure

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AMPed Up! (formerly Anger Management)

Have you ever regretted the words that have come out of your mouth before you are even done speaking?  Have you wondered why you become so sad, or excited, or angry sometimes? Or, is that something you’ve never thought about?  This course covers much more than dealing with strong emotions.  It explores emotions, particularly anger

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