December 10, 2018

Volunteer Opportunity: Treasurer, CSCNS Board Directors

We're looking for a new Board Member!


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November 26, 2018

Welcome New Convenors!

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome two new Regional Hub Convenors to our team!

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October 18, 2018

Persons Day #ClaimYourSpace

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Today marks the 89th anniversary of the historic Persons Case decision in which the Canadian legal definition of "persons" was amended to include women. This decision marked a turning point for equality rights in Canada and opened the door for women to to be appointed to the Senate of Canada.

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October 9, 2018

We're Looking for a New Team Member! - Cape Breton Region Convenor

The Community Sector Council Nova Scotia is looking for a new team member.  If you are someone who loves working with community organizations, and looking for ways to strengthen Nova Scotia communities, we want to hear from you.

About the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is located on the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq people. The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) works to build the individual and collective capacities of non-profit organizations across the province in addressing labour force and human resource issues. The role of CSCNS is to facilitate the sector’s capacity to work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to emerging and existing social and economic issues in Nova Scotia.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Nova Scotia communities. The Community Sector Council’s priority is to expand the diversity of perspectives and skills of its team and priority will be given to candidates who meet the qualifications of the position and strengthen the diversity of perspectives of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia. 
The CSCNS is seeking applicants for the following position:
Regional Convenor – Cape Breton
As a Regional Convenor you will:
  • Support the capacity of CSC for regional and community outreach
  • Assess regional needs, disseminate information, and build ongoing relationships
  • Organize and implement programming
  • Deliver training when assigned
  • Serve as a conduit between CSC and the relevant region
  • Live in and have close connections in the region you serve
 You will possess:
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector in Nova Scotia
  • Applied knowledge of community development and outreach strategies
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and interact with clients and other stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, applicable in a variety of settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal, time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience working with diversity of staff and stakeholders, demonstrating cultural competency, diversity, and social inclusion.
  • Able to contribute as a member of a team both regionally and on a provincial level
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in an unstructured environment
  • Ability to travel and access to a reliable vehicle
Assets would include:
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience with Mail Chimp, Eventbrite, Go To Meeting, Basecamp

Working Conditions/Terms
This is a part-time permanent position with flexible hours that might vary from week to week, for a total of 75 hours/month. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Compensation: $19 - $20.50/hr depending on experience and skills, $500 Health Spend account (after 3 months). CSCNS recognizes all statutory and non-statutory holidays as well as accommodates a diversity of cultural holidays (negotiated upon hiring) for employees. Travel within the province may be required, and approved travel expenses will be reimbursed. The CSCNS operates as a virtual organization, the incumbent will work from a home office and live in the Cape Breton area. This person reports directly to the Director, Custom Learning and Innovation.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to by 4:00pm Friday, November 2nd with Cape Breton Convenor in the subject heading. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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October 1, 2018

Treaty Day & Mi'kmaq History Month

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia would like to acknowledge Treaty Day (Oct 1, 2018 ). The purpose of Treaty Day is also to promote public awareness about the Mi’kmaw culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia.

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September 28, 2018

NEXT WEEK! Invisible Heart - Nova Scotia Premiere, October 3rd


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September 27, 2018

We're Looking for a New Team Member! - Valley Regional Convenor

The Community Sector Council Nova Scotia is looking for a new team member.  If you are someone who loves working with community organizations, and looking for ways to strengthen Nova Scotia communities, we want to hear from you.

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September 20, 2018

CSCNS Embarks on a Decolonization Learning Journey

The weekend of Sept 13-15, 2018 saw CSCNS staff, CSCNS board members, Communities Culture and Heritage staff, Cape Breton YMCA participate in a deep learning experience with our new friends in Membertou and Eskasoni, Cape Breton.

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September 18, 2018

Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Expands Office

Adds Indigenous Policy Leader and Community Engagement Specialist

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September 12, 2018

Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

We know that volunteer organizations and not-for-profits provide a valuable service to Nova Scotians. We also understand how difficult it can be to find and retain just the right volunteers who can help you do important work.

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September 12, 2018

Canada's Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Regulations Fall Short

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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August 23, 2018

Canada's First Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Federal Government of Canada just released a new Poverty Reduction Strategy on August 21st.

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July 27, 2018

CSCNS Is Looking For A New Team Member - Central Region Convenor

The Community Sector Council Nova Scotia is growing!

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July 9, 2018

CSCNS Annual Report 2017-18


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July 9, 2018

National Indigenous Peoples Day

In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples’ national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.

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June 13, 2018

CSCNS AGM June 22, 2018 1pm-1:30pm

CSCNS' AGM is scheduled for June 22, 2018 from1pm to 1:30pm.

All are welcome to attend.

Please join us by either of the following two methods: 

Or you can dial in by phone:
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391

Access Code: 820-938-085

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check::

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June 12, 2018

Welcome Alexandra Theroux-Operations Coordinator


The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce our newest addition, Operations Coordinator, Alexandra Theroux!  Welcome to the team!

For more about Alexendra please visit our staff profile page.

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June 11, 2018

Here We Grow Again!


The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome Brandi MacCuish to the CSCNS team!   Brandi is the new Northern Region Convenor for the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia.  For more about Brandi please visit our Staff Gallery.

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June 7, 2018

CSCNS Continues to Grow!

With support from the Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL) through the Province, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia has been able to provide a meaningful work experience for Nova Scotia youth.  We are happy to bring Kathleen Rose on board our team as our Outreach & Operations Assistant.  Welcome Kathleen!

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June 6, 2018

The Community Sector Council Nova Scotia is growing (again)!

It is with mixed emotion that we announce that Jessica Farrell, our Cape Breton Convenor, will be leaving the CSCNS at the end of June. Jessica has accepted a position with Dalhousie University. Her great attitude, professional, and insight will be missed by the CSC team. We wish her all the very best in her new role!

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April 19, 2018

National Volunteer Week . April 15-21, 2018)

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia would like to recognize National Volunteer Week(April 15-21, 2018). Over 450,000 Nova Scotians volunteer every year and that keeps other terms, volunteer contributions represent over 30 million hours of volunteer efforts every year. In a monetary sense it equates to 1.8 billion dollars of services to the Provincial economy. How's that for a return on your investment? Volunteer efforts in our Province are very humbling and we, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia are proud to be part of the social profit you create in Nova Scotia each and every year. Thank you.

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April 13, 2018

How We Thrive-Call For Community Stories

As part of our partnership and collaboration with the How We Thrive conference (, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is collecting video vignettes from around the province to bring into the THRIVE gathering (June 17-20, 2018). We strive to have a cross-section of Nova Scotians contributing to a conversation about a future that works for all. We recognize the reality that not everyone will be able to participate in-person. So it's kind of a given that we will be missing some voices in our conversation about a "future that works for all." 

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March 1, 2018

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook's New Algorithm

If one of your favorite pastimes is mindlessly scrolling through viral videos on Facebook, your days of doing so are numbered. On January 11, the global social media giant announced some sweeping changes to its most central product — the News Feed.

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February 7, 2018

Canada Service Corps -Youth Service Opportunities Stream

The Government of Canada is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Canada Service Corps for projects under the Youth Service Opportunities Stream - Local and Regional Scale Projects.

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February 7, 2018

Provincial Volunteer Awards 2018 Nominations

The deadline for the Provincial Volunteer Awards, February 16th, 2018 is now less than 2 weeks away. Have you sent in your nomination yet?

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