The Non-Profit Sector in Nova Scotia

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Volunteers and non-profit organizations are some of the key threads that make up the social and economic fabric of Nova Scotia. Every day, Nova Scotians depend on non-profit organizations and their volunteers to deliver valuable programs and services that help build healthy, vibrant communities.


Non-Profit Sector Unit
Communities NS
Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage
1741 Brunswick St
PO Box 456 STN Central
Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

Phone: 902-424-5793
Fax: 902-424-7642

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Learn more about resources are available for voluntary sector organizations and volunteers

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Celebrating Volunteers

Join us as we celebrate the 44th Provincial Volunteer Awards recipients.

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Research and Statistics

Learn more about the profile on the non-profit sector in Nova Scotia.