Advocacy & The Community Sector

One of our top priorities as a Sector Council is to advocate for organizations within our sector. In this section we will highlight the ways in which we have been actively advocating for support for Nonprofit & Voluntary organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

COVID-19's devastating impact on Nova Scotia's non-profit sector.

As 6,000 organizations step up, hunker down or retrench, a disturbing picture of precarity has emerged, with this vital sector close to collapse.

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Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

COVID-19 Impact Survey Report

We surveyed over 500 Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations in Nova Scotia to determine the impact of COVID-19 on our sector. Read the report here.

COVID-19 Impact Survey Report
Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

CSCNS Joins the CFNS in Convening The Nova Scotia Nonprofit COVID-19 Coalition

Coalition unites to help nonprofit, voluntary, and not for profit social enterprise organizations as they work to meet the needs of Nova Scotians impacted by COVID-19.

NS Nonprofit COVID Coalition Members
Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

Nonprofits find opportunities amidst global pandemic

According to Bradshaw, a third of nonprofits is being called on with higher demand, such as the food banks and the frontline services who are receiving money from the United Way's compassion fund.

Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

LISTEN: "Almost half of Nova Scotia nonprofits reporting money troubles"

On April 22nd Patricia Bradshaw, CSCNS Board Chair, was interviewed by Steve Sutherland for CBC Information Morning - Cape Breton on the impact of COVID-19 on our sector.

Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning
Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

Letter to Premier Stephen McNeil

On March 20th we sent a letter to Premier Stephen McNeil to request more support and engagement with our sector in the province's COVID-19 response. Read the letter here.

Letter to Premier Stephen McNeil
Radio Interview on CBC Information Morning

Join the Conversation!

If you are an ED, CEO, or Board Chair please fill out this sign-up form to join our online discussion forum (via Basecamp). This forum is a confidential space for leaders in Nonprofit & Voluntary organizations to discuss the numerous issues and challenges they are facing in light of COVID-19 as well as to provide us with direction on how we can support you as a Sector Council.

Join the Conversation

NS Nonprofit COVID Coalition: Virtual Forums

A key initiative of the Coalition is to connect subject matter experts with sector leaders who are working on the frontlines while at the same time trying to understand and interpret new information, new funding programs, and changing policies and legislation. You can find summaries of these regular discussions updated on the Coalition's website!

Resources to Support Advocacy

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