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Gifts _ Donations to Schools

IODE Nova Scotia members support educational projects in many schools in their local areas. Some of these donations go to school libraries and classrooms to purchase books and magazines, support of school reading programs, craft supplies, RealCare® Baby Program and additional help when the need arises.

RealCare® Baby Program

A number of Primary Chapters are involved with “RealCare® Baby Program” program offered to Junior High and High School students. This infant simulator is a life-like doll with realistic computerized responses, which allows teens to appreciate the responsibilities involved with parenthood. Many teens come to realize, after spending a couple of days and nights with the baby simulator, they are not yet ready to take on the pressures and responsibilities of parenting.

A local High School teacher and Wellness Department Head, Ms. D. MacDonald told us that this has become a very popular course and the number of students enrolled in the course has increased significantly this year. As members of IODE, we are advocates of youth and are well aware of the problems associated with teen pregnancy and child abuse, and the importance of learning good infant care skills.

Schools that Received Bursaries

Through the generosity of the Primary Chapters of Nova Scotia, we were able to give 7 bursaries throughout Nova Scotia.

IODE Nova Scotia Bursary Recipients 2011

1)  Cape Breton – Earl Neil Tyler MacMullin, Riverview High School

2)  Cumberland – Kirsten Sarah Jean Gogan, Springhill, Jr. Senior High School

3)  South Shore – Megan Lynn Himmelman, Liverpool Regional High School

4)  Colchester/Pictou – Shelby Lynne Jamieson, North Colchester High School

5)  Valley – David Timothy MacBurnie, Northeast Kings Education Centre

6)  HRM – Sara Mae Carpenter, Duncan MacMillan High School

7)  South Shore (Mature student) – Jane Holly Verner

Recipient of the IODE Nova Scotia Annie G. Murray Memorial Scholarship was Ms. Charlene Honey, Yarmouth, a 2nd year Education Student at Acadia University


Bursary Guidelines

Available to any Graduating High School Student in Nova Scotia.

Download and fill in

Download our bursary application

Application cannot be submitted online.

All parts of the application must be complete before being considered. See form for mailing address.

Deadline: April 30th

Labrador Adopt a Class

IODE Chapters across Nova Scotia have adopted classes or school libraries in remote areas of Labrador. A variety of items are shipped several times during the school year. Adopted classes receive treats for special occasions along with items such as books, magazines, craft supplies, Christmas treats, and games. Some Chapters send knitted items such as hats, mittens and scarves. E-mails, cards, pictures and letters are exchanged during the school year.