Program to Support Voluntary Sector

first_imgA new initiative to support Nova Scotia’s 5,800 voluntary sector organizations was announced today, Nov. 4, by Marilyn More, Minister of the Voluntary Sector and Labour and Workforce Development. The $800,000 Voluntary Sector Professional Improvement Initiative program will help non-profit and voluntary organizations better address their human resource needs. “We know that Nova Scotians benefit each day from the volunteers who selflessly work in our communities,” said Ms. More. “We sometimes forget there are over 24,000 Nova Scotians employed by this sector. This fund will provide the training and tools they need to help them more effectively do their jobs and better support our volunteers across the province.” Funding for the Voluntary Sector Professional Improvement Initiative is through the Community Development Trust, a federal program originally designed to help communities experiencing economic challenges.last_img read more

New Exhibit on Display at John Wesley Powell Museum

A new exhibit is now open at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. The exhibit is entitled “Contemporary Views of the Arid West: People, Places, and Spaces.”In recognition of the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s first expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers, SCREE (Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition) is exploring contemporary views of the arid west.The exhibit aims to capture the feel of what it might be like if Powell explored the rivers in today’s time. The collective works of numerous artists are being shown along the route of Powell’s journey.