Hon. Lisa Dempster
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Disability Policy Office
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Seniors and Aging
Poverty Reduction Strategy
The Department of CSSD supports individuals, families and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador in achieving improved health and social well-being and reduced poverty; and ensures the protection of children, youth and adults from abuse or neglect. The Department promotes the values of inclusion, diversity, and healthy active living and leads the development of policies, programs and partnerships to improve services and the overall social development of the Province.
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The responsibilities of the former Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and the former Department of Seniors, Wellness and
Social Development were combined into the new Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development. This
change was announced on August 17, 2016.
This website has been changed to reflect this change.