Many Hands Many Voices Conference

October 3-4, 2017

Membertou Trade and Convention Centre

Cape Breton, NS

 

What is Many Hands Many Voices?

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, along with numerous partners, will be hosting a 250-delegate conference bringing together the business, community, education, and government sectors at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on October 3-4, 2017. This conference, “Many Hands, Many Voices: Working Together for Stronger Communities,” will be at once a celebration of cross-sectoral collaboration, a skill-building and learning event, and an opportunity to develop projects and collaborations in an action focused manner. The conference aims to build cross-sectoral capacity to collaborate and build stronger communities for collective action.

It will build skills and capacity in the areas of economic development, engagement, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, policy and legislation, inclusion and diversity, building trust and working with different perspectives, turning conflict into opportunity, and building trust. The conference will create opportunities for collaborations to flourish. It will culminate in a shared vision of the legacy we want for the future of Nova Scotia.

A defining feature of the conference is the power of story – the stories we tell, and those we don’t tell. This event will showcase the collaborations that have made a difference in Nova Scotia’s development.

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Conference Learning Streams

Telling Our Great Stories
In the community sector we are all working to create change and have an impact. Becoming great at telling a compelling story about our work and its impact can make all the difference to funders, staff, volunteers, and benefactors of our work.

The Realities of Collaboration
With shrinking resources and a demand for high impact, cross-sectoral collaboration is a means to work together for collective action.

Money and Other Resources
Making meaningful and lasting impact requires great dedication and resources. In order to realize the kind of change we want to see, the theme area of “Money and Other Resources” asks how do we best put in place what we need.

Creating a Culture of Leadership
Growing leadership expertise in a short period of time within an organization and across a collaborative effort is a continuous opportunity. The theme of “Creating a Culture of Leadership” explores this ever-important area for organizations of all sizes.

Power, Trust and Inclusion
Learning about running and participating in effective collaborations is great skill building but what happens when you hit the ground running and bump up against real life issues. This theme examines various common challenges when working with other people and other organizations.

Who's Speaking?

Carla Arsenault

Carla Arsenault

Chief Operating Officer, Cape Breton Partnership

Leo Artalejo

Leo Artalejo

Chief Storyteller & Senior Counsel, NATIONAL Public Relations

Aron Ashton

Aron Ashton

Strategic Partnership Engagement, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Angela Bishop

Angela Bishop

Executive Director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

Mickie Bowe

Mickie Bowe

Executive Director, Self Help Connection

Joanna Brenchley

Joanna Brenchley

Facilitator, The Co*Lab

Senator Dan Christmas

Senator Dan Christmas

Senator, Senate of Canada

Tim Crooks

Tim Crooks

Executive Director, Phoenix

Phil Davison

Phil Davison

Phil Davison, Director of Extension, St. Francis Xavier University

Chloe Donatelli

Chloe Donatelli

Social Enterprise Developer, Common Good Solutions

Marguerite Drescher

Marguerite Drescher

Visual Artist / Graphic Facilitator, Co-Founder, Brave Space

Steven Estey

Steven Estey

Human Rights Officer, Disabled Peoples International

Faith Fowler

Faith Fowler

Executive Director, Cass Community Social Services (Detroit, MI)

Terry Gibbs

Terry Gibbs

Associate Professor, International Politics, Cape Breton University

Dorothy Halliday

Dorothy Halliday

Executive Director, Community CARES Youth Outreach

Charlene Gagnon

Charlene Gagnon

Project Manager, Home for Good

Nadine LeFort

Nadine LeFort

Public Outreach Education Officer, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Parks Canada

Pamela Johnson

Pamela Johnson

Program Teaching Staff, International Centre for Women’s Leadership, Coady International Institute

Eric Leviten-Reid

Eric Leviten-Reid

Facilitator, New Dawn Enterprises

Bria Miller

Bria Miller

Youth Arts Educator, Graphic Facilitator

Louise Lyman

Louise Lyman

Changemaker and Graphic Facilitator, Bravespace

Amanda MacDougall

Amanda MacDougall

Councillor - District 8, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Diane MacDougall

Diane MacDougall

Executive Director, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

Rankin MacSween

Rankin MacSween

President/CEO, New Dawn Enterprises

Albert Marshall

Albert Marshall

Elder Advisor

Jodi McDavid

Jodi McDavid

Principal, McDavid Brodie Consulting and Executive Director of Atlantic Coastal Action Plan (ACAP), Cape Breton

Jim Mustard

Jim Mustard

Municipal Councillor, Inverness County

Adam Power

Adam Power

Assistant Director, Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society

Margo Riebe-Butt

Margo Riebe-Butt

RD, Executive Director, Nourish Nova Scotia

Emily Root

Emily Root

Assistant Professor, Community Studies, Communities & Connections, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Cape Breton University

Darin Roche

Darin Roche

Founder, The Partnership Company

Paulette Senior

Paulette Senior

President & CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation

Ali Shaver

Ali Shaver

Urban Planner, Public Health - Nova Scotia Health Aurthority

Erika Shea

Erika Shea

Vice President of Development, New Dawn Enterprises

Steve Skinner

Steve Skinner

Founder and CEO, Unity Project

Jaime Smith

Jaime Smith

Executive Lead, Centre for Employment Innovation, StFX Extension Department

Bonnie St. Croix

Bonnie St. Croix

Chebucto Connections

Steve Sutherland

Steve Sutherland

CBC Radio Host, Information Morning (Cape Breton)

Sera Thompson

Sera Thompson

Social Innovator & Master Facilitator, New Leaf Social Innovation

Christine Villneff

Christine Villneff

Health Promoter, Public Health, NSHA

Annika Voltan

Annika Voltan

Director, Inspiring Communities

Bette Watson Borg

Bette Watson Borg

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), ACC

Sandra White

Sandra White

Coordinator, Great Beginnings Prenatal and Early Infancy Program, Kids Action Program

Gregory Woolner

Gregory Woolner

Social Entrepreneur and Planning Strategist, The Co*Lab

Travel & Hospitality

Venue

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street Membertou
Nova Scotia B1S 3W3

Hotels

A limited number of rooms have been set aside at each of the following hotels under the room block “Community Sector Council of NS Conference.”

Restaurants

Explore delicious, local fare at a variety of nearby restaurants. Maybe you’ve connected with a possible collaborator? Meet for coffee at a local cafe!

OCTOBER 3-4, 2017

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street, Membertou, Nova Scotia B1S 3W3

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The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia

The Community Sector Council helps build organizational capacity within the non-profit and voluntary sector. We also act as a non-partisan voice for non-profits, to help tell Nova Scotians about the contributions that non-profits make to our province.

Current priorities include:

  • increasing access to training opportunities, to help build capacity within the sector;
  • improving management and planning of human resources;
  • developing strategies of attraction and retention of staff and volunteers; and
  • fostering a sense of identity as a sector with an enhanced ability to work collaboratively and play a role in consultation and decision-making.

Conference Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch by calling
Nicole Cammaert at (902) 549-0309.

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