The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has recently released new Civil Procedure Rules. As their name might imply, these are the procedural rules that govern applications to the Supreme Court in civil [ie. non-criminal] matters. Of particular interest to our community is C.P.R. 71, concerning Guardianship.
I know some parents have been considering the advisability of bringing such an application on their own, without hiring a lawyer. They would be well-advised to study this Rule (as well as the other Rules it references) as it will govern their appearance in court.
However, that matter could easily be checked out with a quick phone call to the Court Administration Office (sometimes called the Prothonotary's office) at the Supreme Court Justice Centre located nearest to you.
A self-represented litigant would also be very well-advised to review this page of tips before proceeding.