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Community Conversations: Let’s Talk Equitable Policy – Digby

November 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Homeless No More and Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) for a community conversation in Nova Scotia’s Valley Region!

Community Conversations: Let’s Talk Equitable Policy

Join Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) and Homeless No More for a community conversation!

This event will provide a chance to connect impact organizations (nonprofits and charities), learn about justice and equity-informed organizational policy development, and leave with resources.

Building and reviewing policies can be a challenge. And it takes time. We hope to support organizations get ahead on proactive policy development, implement trust-based approaches, and provide examples of how to create policies with a justice and equity lens.

This workshop is for you if you work in the Community Impact Sector (non-profit sector), are an existing or new organization, and are looking for a chance to spend some time in the community to recharge, learn and share experiences, and think about how equitable policies lead to more impact.

Part of the event will be a World Café Style facilitation, allowing you to dive into questions, idea sharing, and conversations that you may have on policy revisions and development.

The work you do is essential – your voices matter, and we know that this work is hard. This session is also meant to be collaborative, energizing, and a helpful next step forward!

Participants will leave with:

  • A deeper understanding of how to approach building justice and equity into organizational policies
  • Examples of board approved policies from IONS, and some information from IONS about our policy development experiences
  • More clearly articulated needs of your own organization regarding organizational policies and related topics
  • Knowledge sharing and strengthened relationships with your peers in Nova Scotia’s Community Impact Sector
  • An invitation to become more connected with IONS and Homeless No More on work that supports our collective capacity and voice

Note: Coffee, Tea and snacks will be provided, with a catered meal to follow.

Masking and COVID-19 Considerations

With the fall season upon us it is no surprise that COVID, colds and illnesses are on the rise. We want everyone to walk away from this event healthy. All the IONS team will be wearing masks at the event and strongly encourage you to wear masks at the session so that we can still continue to safely be in community with each other. N95 Masks will be available at the event. We will have to-go containers for food so that you can bring the food with you if you prefer to eat it outside of the space. Please reach out to us at clary@ions.ca if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Accessibility Information

The Eventbrite registration has a section to fill out any accessibility needs or requests. The rental spaces aren’t completely accessible but we will soon have a list of accessibility considerations of the space for folks to be able to make the decision if this space will be accessible to them. If you have any further questions or needs please reach out to Clary Chambers, Engagement Lead – clary@ions.ca 613-850-2527


November 22, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Digby Pines – Digby Hall Salon B
103 Shore Road
Digby, NS B0V 1A0 Canada