Volunteers and nonprofit organizations are some of the key threads that make up the social and economic fabric of Nova Scotia. Everyday, Nova Scotians and the Nova Scotia Government depend on nonprofit voluntary sector organizations and their volunteers to deliver valuable programs and services, which in turn build healthy, vibrant communities.
Statistics say a lot about the strength of this sector. To learn more about the nonprofit voluntary sector, please visit our Voluntary Sector Information.
Please click here to see the full list of organizations receiving The Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust funding
Province Thanks Outstanding Volunteers, April 15, 2013
The Honourable Marilyn More, the Minister responsible for the Voluntary Sector, thanked 71 outstanding volunteers across the province at the 39th annual Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony. Minister More said volunteers are critical to making our communities strong and caring. All Nova Scotians benefit from their contributions of time, energy, skills and leadership. Read the news release
Province Supports First Provincial Council for Non-profits, February 5, 2013
Non-profit and voluntary organizations are joining forces to better meet the needs of people and communities across Nova Scotia.
The province is investing $450,000 towards a new Community Sector Council to help build stronger non-profit organizations. The sector council will bring non-profits together to learn from each other and share human resource and financial expertise, training practices, and research. Click here for the news release
International Volunteer Day, December 5, 2012
December 5 marks International Volunteer Day, a day established by the United Nations to reflect on the valuable contributions made by volunteer organizations and all of our volunteers.
Nova Scotians continue to have a strong tradition of volunteering. Today, we celebrate Nova Scotians who give their time, talent and knowledge to serve their communities. There are over 5800 non-profit and volunteer organizations in our province. Almost half of our population is involved in a volunteer organization or group.
Minister Marilyn More presented Darrel Pink with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. This medal recognizes Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canada. Click here for Mr. Pink's speech.