The core operational funding was historically provided through the Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Community Services. As of 2015, this now falls under the direction of Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).  This core funding covers approximately 85% of the budget.  The remaining 15% is obtained through fundraising efforts of the Tearmann Society Board of Directors and community donations.  


Our Community is very supportive and often there are Individuals, groups and businesses who will host third party fundraisers on our behalf.  Tearmann Society has two major fundraisers each year:

  • Tearmann Society Annual Celebration of Art
  • Annual Letter Campaign


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A beautiful piece from the Celebration of Art, 2013.                      Artist:   Lynn Sue Wice


Special Project Funding 
  • Shelter Enhancement Program- NS Department of Housing
  • Nova Scotia - Student Career Skills Development Program
  • Government of Canada Summer Student Program
  • Aberdeen Hospital Foundation Children's Aid Endowment Fund
  • Law Foundation of Nova Scotia
  • Municipality of the County of Pictou


Community support

Tearmann Society is very fortunate to be a part of a generous and supportive community.  We have been grateful to have past and present contributions from numerous groups and individuals.  Some of these include: 

Nova Scotia Road Builders Association

New Glasgow Kinettes Club

The Masonic Club of Pictou County

100 Women Who Care Pictou County



Northern Pulp


Gail's Fashions

Walmart Canada


Giant Tiger


Atlantic Superstore


 100 womenarticles about donations to Tearmann

A variety of articles, past and present:


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