What We Do

Who We Are


Our Mission

To bring together nonprofit and voluntary organizations to ensure they can effectively meet the needs of all of Nova Scotia’s communities and citizens. The CSCNS works collaboratively to find innovative solutions to emerging and existing sectoral issues.


Our Vision

Community-based organizations building a healthy, vibrant, inclusive and sustainable Nova Scotia in partnership with government and the private sector.


Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion, equity, & diversity
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Fairness

Our Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority #1

Educate & Innovate

Provide the tools, skills and knowledge to increase the capacity of existing and newly forming small- and medium-size nonprofit and voluntary organizations province-wide and ensure they build a flexible and diverse workforce that will thrive in today’s innovative digital economy.

Strategic Priority #2

Collaborate & Activate

Facilitate, support and activate connections across networks and encourage continued and new collaborations between nonprofits, the government and private sectors, in order to inspire systems-change, and to build an inclusive, sustainable, healthy and prosperous Nova Scotia.

Strategic Priority #3

Advocate & Celebrate

Lead, champion, celebrate, give voice to, and advocate for, the sector.
We heard from the sector that they want to see the CSCNS play a part in ensuring that the sector is heard, valued and supported in policy and practice, particularly in times of uncertainty and disruption.

What We Do

Our activity plan aligns with the priorities in our strategic plan. To view more details about what’s in store up to March 2022, click on the section of the circle you want to learn more about!