Non-profit groups meeting to talk about how they can help build Nova Scotia's new economy

HALIFAX, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Hundreds of non-profit staff will meet June 16-17 for a conference in Dartmouth exploring the contributions made by non-profit groups, as well as the challenges facing the sector.

Panel discussions, keynote speakers and workshops at A Different Kind of Profit: Social Impact of the Non-Profit Sector will cover topics ranging from how non-profits contribute to Nova Scotia's new economy, social enterprise, and diversifying the sector.

The Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy calls for a co-operative effort to create meaningful employment in all corners of our province. "There is much talk these days of business start-ups and modernizing traditional industries," says Kathleen Flanagan, Executive Director of the Community Sector Council, "but while we hear a lot about the business and government sectors, there's a third sector that employs 5% of Nova Scotia's workforce - the non-profit sector."

Non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia employ around 24,000 people. They also contribute to the healthy and welcoming society needed to attract businesses and immigrants, and to retain younger workers.

Experienced non-profit executives are available to the media to talk about non-profit organizations, and how the sector can contribute to Nova Scotia's social and economic well-being now and into the future.

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The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia works with non-profit & voluntary organizations as they contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of Nova Scotia.

SOURCE: Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia

For further information:

Sean Kelly - Communications Coordinator, Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 880-5390  |

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