Office closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Arcus Legal will close its office on Thursday, September 30, in recognition of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal statutory holiday was created to acknowledge the tragic legacy of residential schools and their impact on the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Please join us in taking the opportunity to reflect on this part of our country’s history.

You can learn more about the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at their website.

2021-09-28T15:57:26-03:00September 28th, 2021|Community|

Community rallies to provide home for deserving family

Arcus Legal congratulates the Wiggins family on their new home. Chelcie and Alvero Wiggins (far right) and their four young children were selected by non-profit organization A Home for Everyone to receive donations and support in acquiring a home. Alvero is an active community member in the North End of Halifax, known for his work with Hope Blooms and the LOVE Nova Scotia youth centre. He now lives with kidney disease and spends 9-10 hours a day on dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant. [read more…]

2021-08-17T13:02:44-03:00June 28th, 2021|Community|

Bell Let’s Talk Day

It has been a challenging year of change and isolation. Now, more than ever, it is important to check in on the mental health of your friends and loved ones. Start a conversation and end the stigma surrounding mental health. It is time to make your wellness a priority!

Take action and join the world’s biggest #MentalHealth conversation. Each time you watch the official #BellLetsTalk video and for every applicable text, call, or tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5¢ toward Canadian mental health initiatives. Check out their website to learn more on how you can make a difference https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/.

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2021-03-17T09:01:52-03:00January 28th, 2021|Community|

SPCA Bake Sales for Wagging Tails

The Nova Scotia SPCA is looking for supporters to contribute to their annual bake sales for wagging tails!

The SPCA shelters do not receive any government funding and with the difficulty of COVID-19, the SPCA is struggling now more than ever.

Anyone can participate and pick a fundraiser of their choosing. Similar to a GoFundMe page, you can share your fundraising page and ask your supporters to donate to a cause you care about.

This year, the top fundraiser/fundraising team will be crowned with naming the next litter of adorable SPCA kittens! If you’re able to do so, donate with our team online [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:21-03:00January 22nd, 2021|Community|

Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act

As of January 18, 2021, the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act comes into effect. Most Nova Scotians will be deemed to consent to donate their organs and tissues on death unless they opt out. The deemed consent only applies to a deceased person’s donation for the purpose of transplantation.

Nova Scotians may select which organs and tissues they wish to donate, giving them the opportunity to give limited consent. Decisions respecting donation after death will be recorded in a registry.

The deemed consent does not apply to some people, such as: children under 19 years of age, those not ordinarily resident [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:17-03:00January 18th, 2021|Community|

Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive Collection

Happy Holidays!

For the last few weeks, all of us at Arcus Legal have been collecting non-perishable food donations for Feed Nova Scotia. Year-round, they accept and distribute donations to 140 food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and meal programs across the province.

With the help of our incredible staff and clients, we are pleased to announce that we have collected over 15 boxes of non-perishable donations this holiday season. We have surpassed our goal of 150 items and are thrilled with this outcome. We would like to thank everyone who participated. We could not have been this successful without you. Follow @feednovascotia [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:13-03:00December 25th, 2020|Community|

Netta’s Daycare – Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive

All of us at Arcus Legal are continuing to collect non-perishable donations for Feed Nova Scotia. During COVID especially, many people have struggled to provide for their families. We believe it is our social responsibility to give back to our community.

We could not be more thrilled with the enthusiasm and participation of our staff and clients so far. We would like to thank Netta’s Daycare for contributing over 10 boxes of food!

Are you thinking of being a part of our food drive? The last day to bring in donations will be Monday, December 21st. When everyone pitches in, we go [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:23:07-03:00December 17th, 2020|Community|

Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive

This year especially has been tough for many families, so for this holiday season, our incredible team have been discussing ways to give back to our community. Starting today, we will have a donation bin set up in our reception area where non-perishable donations will be collected. We welcome donations from all who wish to participate. All items will be wiped down and sanitized upon entering our firm to keep us all safe.

All of us at Arcus Legal hope to collect 150 non-perishable food donations. The donations will then be delivered to Feed Nova Scotia, for their distribution to 140 [read more…]

2021-03-16T13:43:08-03:00December 1st, 2020|Community|

SPCA – No-Fee Surrenders

Happy Fur Foot Friday! Dexter is sporting his suit at the office today!

Did you know that the SPCA accepts animals into its care regardless of their age or health? Striving to be approachable, understanding, and non-judgmental, the SPCA offers no fee surrenders for pets and stray animals. With unexpected situations occurring in life and understanding how difficult it is for the owner to make the tough decision to surrender a pet, the SPCA ensures they will be re-homed into a loving family and suitable type of home! Book an appointment ahead of time to ensure the SPCA has lots of [read more…]

2021-03-16T13:39:30-03:00October 2nd, 2020|Community|
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