Municipal government is the order of government closest to the people. Municipal leaders know the people and businesses in their communities. You know the issues and challenges they are facing, many of which are not directly the responsibility of local government. You are also constrained in the time and resources you have to solve all the problems. You can draw on other community members to help - the more brains looking at an issue, the more likely you'll find a solution. There are a large number of people willing to help - you don't have to do it all. Tap into your local community members to help.
Municipal Strategies for Community Engagement
- bring people together, connect
- facilitate discussions, help others make a difference
- be a focal point for information, distribute and share, balance environmental, economic, social goals
- Anti Racism Toolkit for Municipalities
- Inverness Engage 2014 UNSM Spring Workshop (3.76 MB)
- Mobile Food Market (236 KB)
- The Greenlink Trail System--Interview with Rick McCready (196 KB)
- Yarmouth Youth Engagement 2012 UNSM Spring Workshop (555 KB)
- Welcoming and Inclusive Toolkit (1.11 MB)
Engage Nova Scotia
Engage Nova Scotia is an unaffiliated coalition of volunteers from the public, private, voluntaryand academic sectors formed to help foster the emergence of a more vibrant, inclusiveand resilient society by promoting and enabling the engagement and collaboration ofall Nova Scotians in designing and building the future we want.
Springtide Collective is a non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to reconnecting Nova Scotians with the democratic process, and imagining ways of doing politics differently.