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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer, Cape Breton Partnership
Chief Storyteller & Senior Counsel, NATIONAL Public Relations
Strategic Partnership Engagement, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Executive Director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
Executive Director, Self Help Connection
Facilitator, The Co*Lab
Senator, Senate of Canada
Executive Director, Phoenix
Phil Davison, Director of Extension, St. Francis Xavier University
Social Enterprise Developer, Common Good Solutions
Visual Artist / Graphic Facilitator, Co-Founder, Brave Space
Human Rights Officer, Disabled Peoples International
Executive Director, Cass Community Social Services (Detroit, MI)
Associate Professor, International Politics, Cape Breton University
Executive Director, Community CARES Youth Outreach
Project Manager, Home for Good
Public Outreach Education Officer, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Parks Canada
Program Teaching Staff, International Centre for Women’s Leadership, Coady International Institute
Facilitator, New Dawn Enterprises
Youth Arts Educator, Graphic Facilitator
Changemaker and Graphic Facilitator, Bravespace
Councillor - District 8, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Executive Director, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
President/CEO, New Dawn Enterprises
Principal, McDavid Brodie Consulting and Executive Director of Atlantic Coastal Action Plan (ACAP), Cape Breton
Municipal Councillor, Inverness County
Assistant Director, Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society
RD, Executive Director, Nourish Nova Scotia
Assistant Professor, Community Studies, Communities & Connections, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Cape Breton University
Founder, The Partnership Company
President & CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation
Urban Planner, Public Health - Nova Scotia Health Aurthority
Vice President of Development, New Dawn Enterprises
Founder and CEO, Unity Project
Executive Lead, Centre for Employment Innovation, StFX Extension Department
CBC Radio Host, Information Morning (Cape Breton)
Social Innovator & Master Facilitator, New Leaf Social Innovation
Health Promoter, Public Health, NSHA
Director, Inspiring Communities
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), ACC
Coordinator, Great Beginnings Prenatal and Early Infancy Program, Kids Action Program
Travel & Hospitality
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street Membertou
Nova Scotia B1S 3W3
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.”
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!
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.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch by calling
Nicole Cammaert at (902) 549-0309.