Phone: 1-902-226-2400

Toll Free: 1-800-567-2600

Richmond County Quick Directory

Addiction Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):
Arichat Community Hall (902) 226-3134
Strait-Richmond Hospital (902) 625-0125
Louisdale (902) 625-0125
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-0162
L’Ardoise (902) 587-2138
Adult Children of Alcoholics: (902) 625-3230
Al-Anon/Alateen: 1-888-4-AL-ANON
Narcotics Anonymous:
Strait-Richmond Hospital (902) 625-3230
1-800-205-8402
Smokers Help Line: 1-877-513-5533
Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-347-8888

Addiction Services

Provides prevention and treatment services to individuals, families and communities in order to promote alcohol, drug and gambling dependency free lifestyles. Admission is based on individual need, admission criteria and bed availability. Referrals are accepted from anyone.

Inpatients

Strait-Richmond (902) 625-3230
Sydney (902) 563-2040
Antigonish (902) 863-5393

Outpatients (Follow-up Treatment)

Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-2363
Satellite (902) 625-3624
Native Drug/Alcohol Counselling (902) 525-3900

Adult Education

Adult Education and Training:
Richmond County Literacy Network (902) 226-0383
Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council (902) 625-1599
Dept. of Education, Skills & Learning Branch (GED Testing) (902) 625-3761
Université Saint-Anne (902) 226-3900
Petit De Grat
Cape Breton University (902) 625-8882
St. Francis Xavier University (902) 863-3300
Continuing Education 1-877-867-3906
NSCC Strait Area Campus (902) 625-4017
Port Hawkesbury

Career and Employment

Career Development Association of Inverness Richmond (902) 625-5656
Career and Transition Services (902) 625-7165
NSCC Strait Area Campus

Child Care Services

Day Care

D’Escousse Early Childhood Education (902) 226-2481
St. Peter’s Early Childhood Education (902) 535-3446
Chapel Island Daycare (902) 535-2041
Prescolaire La Picasse (902) 226-3319
Funtime Kindergarten Association (902) 625-1499
SAERC Day Care Centre (902) 625-3676

Other Child Services

Adoption Services 1-800-259-7780
Cape Breton Family Resource Centre (902) 625-1496
Children’s Aid Society (902) 625-0660
Child Find Services 1-800-387-7962
Children’s Wish Foundation 1-800-267-9474
Foster Care Service 1-800-565-1884
Richmond Inverness Early
Childhood Intervention (902) 625-0396

Churches

Roman Catholic

Sacred Heart Parish (902) 828-2317
Immaculate Conception (902) 535-2053
Holy Guardian Angels (902) 587-2416
St. Peter’s Catholic (902) 535-2053
St John the Baptist (902) 535-2602
Immaculate Conception (902) 226-2109
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (902) 226-2109
St. Hyacinth Catholic Church (902) 226-2109
Notre Dame De L’Assomption (902) 226-2109
St. Louis Parish (902) 345-2252
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church (902) 625-2345
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (902) 625-2345
St. Margaret Catholic Church (902) 625-2345
St Dionysius Catholic Church (902) 625-2345
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (902) 625-1045

United

Loch-Lomond United (902) 535-2150
Forchu United Church (902) 884-2522
Grand River United (902) 535-2150
St. Peter’s United (902) 535-3466
Black River United Church (902) 345-2273
West Bay United Church (902) 345-2273
Princeville United Church (902) 345-2273
Cleveland United Church (902) 345-2273
St. Mark’s United Church (902) 625-2229

Presbyterian

Grand River Presbyterian (902) 587-2869
River Denys Presbyterian (902) 756-3154

Baptist

Arichat Bible Church 226-1444
United Baptist Church 625-0830

Anglican

St. John’s Anglican Church (902) 226-3250
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (902) 625-1044

Pentecostal

Causeway Pentecostal Church (902) 625-2715

Mormon

Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (902) 625-3141
Jehovah’s Witnesses: (902) 625-2771

Computer Access/training

Community Access Societies

Have been formed to act as a conduit for communication and ordination of information, funding, and other resources between the CAP sites. Support and lobby efforts are provided to the CAP committees to meet the demands of the community.
Richmond Community Access Society (902) 226-0383

Cap Sites

Petit de Grat Library (902) 226-3534
La P icasse (902) 226-0149
Arichat (902) 226-0643
North Isle Madame (902) 226-0120
L’Ardoise (902) 587-2011
River Bourgeois (902) 535-3251
Riverdale (902) 625-2697
Johnstown (902) 535-2914
St. Peter’s (902) 535-3016
Chapel Island (902) 535-3160
SAERC-TV Site (902) 625-2810
Port Hawkesbury Library Branch (902) 625-2729

Dental Services

Dentists

Isle Madame Dental Centre (902) 226-2226
Canal Dental Inc. (902) 535-3386
Dr. Terry Mombourquette (902) 587-2477
Dr. Dale Corkum (902) 625-1206
Drs. Ian and Patty Greencorn (902) 625-1666
Dr. Michael Nemec (902) 625-3345
Dr. Barrie Sandham (902) 625-3177

Denturists

Boudreau’s Denture Clinic (902) 625-1897
Ferguson’s Denture Service (902) 625-5575

Development Agencies

Dept. of Economic Development & Tourism (902) 625-3200
Destination Richmond Tourism Co-op (902) 535-2185
DIMA (Development Isle Madame Association) (902) 226-1918
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (902) 625-3111
InRich Business Development Centre (902) 345-2880
Isle Madame Tourism & Trade Association (902) 226-3388
L’Ardoise Enterprise Initiative Centre (902) 587-2055
Richmond County Energy Office (902) 625-3484
Richmond County Senior Council (902) 535-2677
Richmond County Tourism, Culture and Recreation (902) 226-2400
Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (902) 625-1588
Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency (902) 625-3929
Strait of Canso Superport Corporation (902) 747-2078
Village on the Canal (902) 535-2677

Emergency Information - For All Emergencies Call 911

In order to help you, emergency response teams must be able to locate you. Post your civic number outside your house so it is visible from the road both day and night. If you have questions regarding your civic address number call 1-800-388-3911.

Other Emergency Numbers

Poison Control 1-800-565-8161
Victim Services 1-800-565-7912
Rape and Sexual Assault 1-800-289-5656
Eastern Regional Help Line 1-800-957-9995
Teen Help Line 1-800-957-9995
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Cape Breton Transition House 1-800-563-2945
Leeside Transition House (902) 625-2444
Every Woman’s Centre (902) 567-1212
Naomi Society Crisis Line (902) 863-3807

Government Services

Municipality of Richmond County (902) 226-2400
Town of Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-7893
Chapel Island Band Council (902) 535-3317
Dept. of Community Services
St. Peter’s (902) 535-3000
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-0660
Eastern Counties Regional Library (902) 747-2597
Petit de Grat Branch Library (902) 226-3534
Port Hawkesbury Branch Library (902) 625-2729
Family Services
Arichat (902) 226-2473
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-0131
RCMP Detachments
Arichat (902) 226-2533
St. Peter’s (902) 535-2002
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-2220
Cape Breton Family Place (902) 625-1496
Resource Centre
Children’s Aid Society (902) 625-0660
Community Corrections and Protection (902) 625-2349
Island Community Justice Society (902) 625-7912
Richmond Regional Housing Authority (902) 535-2665
Cape Breton Island Housing Authority (902) 625-5402, 1-877-841-8444
Strait Richmond Community (902) 625-1006
St. Peter's Village Commission (902) 535-2155

Other Government Services

Access Nova Scotia 1-800-670-4357
Canadian Human Rights Comm. 1-800-999-6899
Citizenship and Immigration 1-888-242-2180
Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
Debtor Assistance 1-800-670-4357
Dept. of Environment and Labor 1-888-315-0110
Department of Housing 1-800-567-2135
Department of Veteran’s Affairs 1-800-565-7028
GST Refunds 1-800-959-1953
MSI (Medical Service Insurance) 1-800-563-8880
NS Legal Aid 1-888-817-0116
Office of Health Promotion 1-866-231-3882
Office of the Ombudsman 1-800-670-1111
OIS/GIS/CPP 1-800-544-6191
Registry of Motor Vehicles 1-800-898-7668
Residential Tenancies 1-800-670-4357
Senior Citizen’s Secretariat 1-800-670-0065
Seniors Income Assistance 1-800-277-9914
Seniors Pharmacare 1-800-544-6191
Service Canada 1-800-206-7218
Victim Services 1-800-565-7912
Workers Compensation 1-800-880-0003

Health Care Providers

Physicians

Dr. Laurie MacNeil (902) 226-1674
Dr. Yvonne Nault (902) 535-2735
Dr. Romeo Tan (902) 587-2800
Dr. Ben Boucher (902) 625-3707
Dr. James Collins (902) 625-1452
Dr. Deborah J. Marchand (902) 625-1221
Dr. Paul Pluta (902) 625-1452

Mental Health Services

St. Martha’s Hospital (902) 863-4511
Cape Breton Regional Hospital (902) 567-7731

Physiotherapists

Strait Richmond Hospital (902) 625-3100
Strait Area Physiotherapy (902) 625-2600
Bras d’Or Physiotherapy (902) 535-2488

Chiropractor

Dr. Douglas MacNeil (902) 625-0005
Dr. Treavor Boudreau (902) 625-3030

Optometrists

Burns Vision Center (902) 625-2064
Causeway Optical Ltd. (902) 625-3937
Coastal Vision Clinic (902) 535-2000
Vogue Optical (902) 625-3666

Home Care Support Services

Richmond County Home Support Services (902) 535-2828
Provides home support services to clients of all ages while encouraging clients to manage their basic needs safely in their own homes.

Home Care/Continuing Care

Service Referrals 1-800-225-7225
General Inquiries 1-800-929-8992
Home Care Coordinator (902) 535-2136
Serves individuals who need ongoing care, either on a long or short term basis. Services include personal care, home support, nursing, home oxygen concentrator services and family relief/respite services in the home. People may refer themselves or may be referred by family, friends, doctors or neighbors.

Hospital Facilities

Evanston - Strait Richmond Hospital (902) 625-3100
Arichat - St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre (902) 226-2826
Sydney - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (902) 567-8000
Antigonish - St. Martha’s Regional Hospital (902) 863-2830
Halifax - I.W.K. Children’s Hospital/ Grace Maternity 1-800-565-8161

Local Government Contacts

Roger Cuzner MP 1-866-282-0699
Michel Samson MLA (902) 345-0778

Thanks to the Richmond County Literacy Network
Richmond County Literacy Network
Phone: (902) 226-0383 Fax: (902) 226-0382

Medical Facilities

Clinics

St. Peter’s Medical Centre (902) 535-2155
Dr. W. B. Kingston Memorial Clinic (902) 587-2800
Potlotek Health Centre (902) 535-2961
Strait Area Community (902) 625-3707

Long Term Care Facilities

Richmond Villa (902) 535-3030
St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre (902) 226-2826
Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home (902) 625-1460

Public Health Services

Provides such services to individuals, families and community as communicable disease control, immunization, dental health, prenatal/postnatal care, and education.
Arichat Office (902) 226-2944
Sydney Office (902) 563-2400
Port Hawkesbury Office (902) 625-1693

Aids Information 1-800-566-2437
Alzheimer Society 1-800-611-6345
Arthritis Society 1-800-321-1433
Asthma Foundation 1-888-566-5864
Autism Centre (902) 446-4995
Birthright Pregnancy Service 1-800-550-4900
Brain Injury Association (902) 539-1804
Canadian Cancer Society 1-800-939-3333
Cancer Resource Room (902) 863-2830
Cape Breton Cancer Centre (902) 567-7771
Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525
C.N.I.B. 1-877-674-7240
Canadian Paraplegic Association (902) 423-1277
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation 1-800-265-1101
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (902) 425-2462
Diabetic Clinic (902) 625-7270
Eating Disorders 1-800-661-3066
Environmental Illness Clinic (902) 860-0551
Epilepsy Association 1-866-374-5377
Heart and Stroke Foundation 1-800-423-4432
Injured Workers Association (902) 539-4650
East Novability (902) 625-0001
Kidney Foundation 1-800-889-5557
Lung Association 1-888-566-5864
Lupus Society 1-800-394-0125
Mobile Breast Screening 1-800-565-0548
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group (902) 863-6365
Muscular Dystrophy Canada (902) 429-6322
Planned Parenthood (902) 755-4647
Port Hawkesbury Food Bank (902) 625-3255
Red Cross (Arichat) (902) 226-2810
Regional Occupational Centre (902) 625-0132
Richmond County Disabled Association (902) 226-1353
Schizophrenia Society 1-800-465-2601

Hearing and Speech Services

Strait Richmond Hospital (902) 625-3100
N.S. Hearing and Speech Centre 867-4197
Aliant (Special Needs/Voice) 1-800-694-9313
(TTY/TDD) 1-800-276-3105
(Relay Service) 1-800-267-6511
Beltone 1-877-742-5141
Highland Hearing Clinic Ltd. (902) 625-0617
Otarion Hearing Aid Centre 1-800-565-5881

Pharmacies

Martell's PharmaChoice, Arichat (902) 226-3177
Lawtons Drugs, St. Peter's (902) 535-2203
MacDonnell Pharmacy Ltd., St. Peter's (902) 535-3196
Dooley’s Pharmacy, Arichat (902) 226-3133
Drugstore Pharmacy, Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-5979
Shoppers Drug Mart, Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-1801
Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-0965

Public School

School Boards

Strait Regional School Board (902) 625-2191
Potlotek Board of Education (902) 535-3160
Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (902) 226-5230

Schools

East Richmond Education Centre (902) 535-2066
East Richmond Elementary (902) 535-2029
Mi’Kmawey School (902) 535-2307
West Richmond Education Centre (902) 625-3904
Felix Marchand Education Centre (902) 345-2560
Richmond Academy (902) 345-4949
Ecole Beau-Port (902) 226-5300
Strait Area Education
Recreation Center (902) 625-1929
Tamarac Education Centre (902) 625-6650