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Update Meeting scheduled for May 27th from 1pm to 2 pm.
For: Members of Cosmetology Association

We realize this is extremely short notice but this is the time we have been given.

Please mark your calendars and join us for an Industry-specific meeting with Government on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

 A link to the meeting will follow tomorrow, including details as to who will be present during the meeting (from Government).

In the meantime, the Government has asked for feedback from Members on the following prior to the meeting: 

Question 1

  • Which restrictions eased or removed would be most beneficial to your business?
  • What worked best/had the most positive impact in the previous easing of restrictions? What didn’t?
  • What is the minimum lead time you would need to be ready to respond as we gradually reopen?

Question 2

  • What mitigations could you put in place or do you have in place already to maintain customer and employee safety.
  • What supports do you need to be ready to reopen safely?
  • Do you have an existing approved business reopening plan approved by Public Health?

 Question 3

  • As we look to recovery, what would be beneficial to your business and sector?
  • What suggestions do you have that could build public confidence as we move into recovery?
    • What messages or activities or programs might help restore public confidence and consumer activity?
    • What role could your business, your sector, the Province play?

Please forward your responses to memberresponse@nscosmetology.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: these questions have been prepared by the Nova Scotia Government, and not by the Cosmetology Association.

The link to the meeting tomorrow is below. The Government will be using the three questions they prepared as the basis for discussion.

Agenda

Welcome and Introduction – host (Fred Jeffers, ED, LAE)

Opening Remarks – Minister Churchill

Planning for Reopening – Deputy Montgomerie

Discussion

 

Question 1

  • Which restrictions eased or removed would be most beneficial to your business?
  • What worked best/had most positive impact in previous easing of restrictions? What didn’t?
  • What is the minimum lead time you would need to be ready to respond as we gradually reopen.

Question 2

  • What mitigations could you put in place or do you have in place already to maintain customer and employee safety.
  • What supports do you need to be ready to reopen safely?
  • Do you have an existing approved business reopening plan approved by Public Health?

 

Question 3

  • As we look to recovery, what would be beneficial to your business and sector?
  • What suggestions do you have that could build public confidence as we move into recovery?
    • What messages or activities or programs might help restore public confidence and consumer activity?
    • What role could your business, your sector, the Province play?

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STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SESSION – NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT

Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This is the email received today from the Department of Inclusive Economic Growth. A link to the meeting tomorrow is below. 

Please join us for a stakeholder session tomorrow, May 20, from 3 to 4 pm to hear from Minister of Health and Wellness Zach Churchill, Dr Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and senior provincial leadership including Deputy Ministers from the departments of Labour and Advanced Education, Inclusive Economic Growth and Office of Strategy Management on the provincial response to the COVID pandemic and an update on the vaccination roll-out.  

We hope business owners and operators and representing associations and organizations from across sectors will join us for this discussion. 

If you’d like to submit your questions in advance, please forward them to NSEconomy@novascotia.ca

Join the conversation by clicking here.  

Please note: We have included a list of the questions put forth to the Government on the Memberships’ behalf at the end of the email. If you have further questions, please feel free to email the Minister’s office (email below), or to the Association at memberresponse@nscosmetology.ca.

QUESTIONS SUBMITTED BY THE ASSOCIATION ON BEHALF OF MEMBERS:

  • The $5000 grant is not enough; many cannot access this funding and will not survive. 
  • 15% threshold for monthly sales revenue is too low and should be increased.
  • All the availablefunding seems to be for larger businesses. What about those of us who are around the $50,000 revenue mark? We do not meet criteria for grants, but the CRB alone will not cover our expenses.
  • If you make over $38,000 per year but have a reduction in wages, can you still get CRB (and put away half of it for taxes .50 per dollar on earnings more than 38k)?
  • I cannot get CRB because I made too much last year. Is there another option for me?
  • I am only entitled to CRB but $1800 monthly does not come close to covering my business expenses and my personal expenses (I am self-employed). What else is out there?
  • Why is our industry closed when we take the most precautions and there has been no spread through salons?
  • Why are cosmetology schools allowed to remain open?
  •  Will you give us plenty of re-opening notice?
  • Will re-opening requirements be the same as in the past?
  • Why is the Cosmetology Industry not considered essential, but RMTs and physiotherapists are? Most of their services are not critical medical issues. 
  • Can we open our Spa if we have RMTs working in the salon (i.e.: we would need to open the reception/retail area to pay out and receive customers/patients)?
  • Can pedicures still be offered to elderly and/or diabetic clients (for example, we have Cosmetologists who are foot care specialists through the North American School of Pedology).
  • Can we open our retail store only (and not hair salon) if it is a separate section of our business?Under what stipulations?
  • Are beauty products considered essential?
Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2
Canada

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar
Office: (902)468-6477
Fax: (902)468-7147
Toll Free: (800)765-8757

General Inquiries
info@nscosmetology.ca

Provincial Exam Information
jill@nscosmetology.ca

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE
executivedir@nscosmetology.ca 



 

Schools

Academy of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
363 Windmill Road, Dartmouth

Cape Breton Business College
Hair, Esthetics
93 Johnston Street, Sydney

CBBC - Halifax
Hair, Esthetics
1046 Barrington Street, Halifax
Eastern College
Makeup Artistry
7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax

Eastern Esthetics
Nail Technology, Hair Removal, Eyelash Enhancements.
19 Crane Lake Drive, Halifax

Hair Design Centre
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax
Hair Masters
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
26 Archibald Ave., North Sydney

Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Lash Technician
77 Crescent Drive, New Minas

NSCC Annapolis Campus
Hairdressing
50 Elliott Road, Middleton
NSCC Burridge Campus
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth

NSCC Marconi Campus
Hairdressing
1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

NSCC Pictou Campus
Hairdressing
39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton