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Public Presentation: NS Community Development

posted Jul 12, 2010, 4:46 PM by Concerned Parents

Developing a Community Development Policy:

The Province of Nova Scotia Experience



In 2004, the Government of Nova Scotia legislated  the introduction of a Community Development Policy to improve the climate for community development through government support for communities. This Community Development Policy initiative is a framework for building healthier and prosperous communities throughout Nova Scotia.  It  was developed to ensure that government decisions, activities and outcomes were compatible with the principles of sustainable community development.  The Nova Scotia Community Development Policy now guides the provincial government’s efforts to support communities and to strengthen government’s ability work collaboratively across sectors.  Activities under the policy include the Celebrating Communities conference and awards, Collaborative Strategies in Community Development training, several Mi’kmaq economic and community development projects, a rural leadership initiative, the Community Vitality Program and the Community Development Lens.


Come and meet Laurie Alexander, Corporate Strategist, Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development, and  learn about the history of this policy framework and projects and community development planning tools being used in Nova Scotia to promote sustainable community development. Laurie’s responsibilities with the provincial government include working closely with geographic and cultural communities to build capacity to respond to socio-economic challenges leading into a prosperous and sustainable future. A brief presentation will be followed by a discussion. 



Date:                     Thursday, July 15

Time:                   4:00 p.m.

Location:            Marie Desmond Oval, Dennis Hall, Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS.


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