CSCNS AGM Debrief & What’s Next


On Tuesday, June 18th the CSCNS proudly hosted our Annual General Meeting at Phoenix Learning & Employment Centre on Quinpool Road in Halifax.

We were very pleased that so many of you joined us. We were happy to welcome representatives from organizations in our Community Sector, from the Nova Scotia Government Departments of Communities Culture and Heritage (CCH); Labour and Advanced Education (LAE); and Community Services (DCS), and other partners and collaborators that we have been working with over the past year.

We would like to express our appreciation to Jayne Hunter for her service as Chair. Jayne stepped into the role of Past President We were excited to have Pat Bradshaw nominated as Chair, David Jacques as our new Treasurer, and Nancy Flam and Tanya Sieliakus join us as new Directors.

Click here to view our 2018-19 Annual Report.

Thank you to everyone who come out and showed your support for our activities!

Watch the video below to see some highlights of our activities this past year:

What’s Next?

In 2018 we held a mini-summit on the topic of decolonization responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. The summit included our board of directors, staff, and key partners. Over three days, we sought to increase internal awareness about local Indigenous communities, build our capacity to support and mobilize the nonprofit sector towards decolonization, and to provide supports to Indigenous communities at the emergent stage of developing within the nonprofit sector.

As part of our efforts, we are excited to announce that we will be presenting a panel discussion at the upcoming Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference at Cape Breton University from July 10-12, 2019.

Arlene MacDonald and Nicole Cammaert, along with Mary Beth Doucette, Purdy Crawford Chair / Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Business Studies at the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University and our guide/facilitator for our Learning Journey, will present a session entitled “Reflecting on a Decolonization Learning Journey” where we discuss the motivation and planning process of the event, the impacts and the ongoing plans as a result of this important initiative.