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As announced last week, it is a very exciting year for the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) as we are undertaking two projects of importance for the sector. One is developing a new strategic plan for the CSCNS based on broad community consultations and the other is a province wide workforce survey.

Here is the link to the survey and it is critical to include your organization in the data collection process so we have as complete a picture of the sector as possible. The confidential survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and the best respondents are the ED/CEO, Board Chair or senior leaders such as the Directors of HR or Operations. Current information on critical issues such as labour force, governance, sources of funding and diversity will deepen our collective understanding of trends and emerging priorities for organizations and the sector as a whole. It will also inform decision making by sector leaders, policy makers, post-secondary institutions and others. Your participation is very important as we continue to raise awareness of the economic, social and cultural impacts of the sector.

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Community Consultations are scheduled in 6 locations across the province. These consultations allow us to lift our gaze from our day to day work and view the sector from a broader perspective. Our goal is to collectively identify current and emerging issues that we need to engage within the next 3 to 5 years in order to thrive. Your participation is vital to help the CSCNS develop new strategic directions and priorities, and to work purposefully with and on behalf of the Community Sector provincially. We hope to have a multitude of voices in the room to ensure we are hearing from diverse cross-section of perspectives and experiences. Please encourage key members of your leadership teams and especially your emerging leaders and representatives from traditionally marginalized communities to attend.

Registration is open for the community consultations - please see the respective links below.

Upon completion of the Survey process and the multi-stakeholder consultations, we will be hosting two “What We Heard” sessions in the new year to ensure we have fully captured the wisdom gleaned from our various engagement initiatives and the results of the Workforce Survey.

The CSCNS would like to thank you in advance for your participation and for sharing your wisdom; together we thrive.

Warm thanks,


Arlene MacDonald                    Pat Bradshaw
Executive Director                       Board Chair


Community Sector Consultations

We're hosting Community Sector Consultations in every Region so that we can learn your priorities and how we can help!
Click on the link below to register for the Community Sector Consultation in your area!


November 29th from 9:15-11:30 AM
NSCC Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth


December 2nd from 1:15-3:30PM
Truro Library
754 Prince Street, Truro


December 3rd from 12:45-3:00PM
NSCC Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street, Kentville


December 9th from 6:15-8:30PM
The People’s Place Library
283 Main Street, Antigonish

Cape Breton

December 10th from 9:45AM-12:00PM
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street, Membertou

South Shore *Rescheduled*

December 13th from 12:45-3:00PM
NSCC Lunenburg Campus
75 High Street, Bridgewater

State of The Sector Survey

We expect the survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. We invite senior level staff in organizations to complete the survey, ie. Board Chairs, ED’s, Operations Manager etc.

Please see the link below to participate.

Le sondage confidentiel prendra environ 20 minutes à remplir et les meilleurs répondants sont le directeur général et chef de la direction, le président du conseil d'administration ou des cadres supérieurs tels que les directeurs des RH ou des opérations. S'il vous plaît voir le lien ci-dessous pour participer.

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