Nova Scotia Day of Recogntion

MP for Halifax in 2019

You’re invited to a special Hybrid event to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the Community Impact (Nonprofit) Sector in Nova Scotia.

When: April 29, 2022, 1-3PM

Where: Online Event via Eventbrite

Join us in celebrating the people and the impact organizations (nonprofits) that tirelessly serve our province, strengthening our quality of life and delivering a range of vital services to meet the needs of those in Nova Scotia.

Employing over 20,000 people, this sector strengthens our quality of life and delivers on impact. It provides housing and language services to newcomers; offers breakfast programs in schools, coordinates mental health outreach and social interactions to seniors; empowers and mentors youth from 2SLGBTQIA+, African Nova Scotian, and Mi’kmaw communities; delivers sport and recreation programs; saves endangered species and wildlife; provides a safe haven for women and non-binary people experiencing gender-based violence; advocates for climate justice; creates art and music programs; and so much more.

Hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians benefit from the Community Impact Sector every day. Those who work in the sector are passionate, strategic, diverse, innovative, and humbly committed to their work. Looking back on the past two years, in particular, the sector has persevered through it all. Some words of appreciation and time to pause and reflect on accomplishments are overdue.

It’s time to celebrate! Please join us virtually for the festivities on April 29th from 1-3PM. Hosted by Portia Clark from CBC’s Information Morning, the Community Sector Day of Recognition will present awards, words of inspiration, and live artistic performances. Please RSVP via Eventbrite here to receive the link to the live-streamed event.

What’s Planned for the Week

Land Acknowledgment and Host Introduction
Annika Voltan, Executive Director of IONS

Welcome and Introduction of Brea Miller, Live-Capture Visual Artist
Portia Clark, CBC Information Morning Host

Mi’Kmaq Honour Song
Musical Performance by Mi’kmaq Singer Emma Stevens

Introduction of and Speech/Proclamation by Minister Barbara Adams
Honorable Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care

African Drumming
Musical Performance by Drummers from Home

Poetry Reading
Performance by General Khan

Community Impact Sector – State of the Sector Survey Findings
Annika Voltan, Executive Director of IONS

Spoken Word
Performance by Guyleigh Johnson

Invisible Champions Award Ceremony
Sara Napier, United Way Halifax & Raksha Bhayana, Bhayana Family Foundation

Community Impact Sector

Folk Music
Musical Performance by Michael Saulinier

Live-Capture Remarks
Bria Miller, Live-Capture Visual Artist

Closing Remarks
Portia Clark, CBC Information Morning Host

Reception & Networking

Nova Scotia was the first province to lead the charge by proclaiming a Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector on October 14, 2020.

View Nova’s Scotia historic launch of this momentous day!

Next stop – Alberta Bound!

United Way Calgary and the Bhayana Family Foundation have begun the process of creating an Alberta Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector. Want to help make it happen? Email us that you would like to be involved.