Engage Nova Scotia is advancing a province-wide culture of collaboration, innovation and self-reliance. We are a growing network of people, communities, and organizations taking bold action to turn the tide on our economic and social challenges.
The future of our province is uncertain. But the solutions are in our hands. We believe that together we can tap into the bold ideas and take the critical next steps that will lead to a more vibrant, inclusive and resilient Nova Scotia. We can shift the conversation from what is wrong to what is possible, and from what others should do to what we can do ourselves. As Nova Scotians, we live in a special place and enjoy a unique quality of life. It’s up to us to protect and enhance those gifts for future generations.
Engage Nova Scotia began in 2012 as a small group of motivated Nova Scotians interested in exploring how we might work together differently to live up to our potential.
Since then our province-wide network has grown to hundreds people from all walks of life. What we have in common is an affection and concern for our province. We believe in the potential of Nova Scotia and its people.
We have gathered in groups large and small to question and imagine how Nova Scotia can – through the energy and insight of its citizens – become a more vibrant, resilient and inclusive society.
When the oneNS Commission on Building our New Economy wrote its final report in 2014, it cited Engage Nova Scotia as an “exemplary initiative” and recognized the importance of its work to “change attitudes and adapt to new ideas as we address our economic and demographic challenges.”
We have remained an independent, grassroots movement that is now headed down a path of deliberate growth – seeking participation and support from a wide range of public and private partners.