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SESSION 4 Part 2: Influencing Policy Decisions

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Friday, 18 June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A series for the sector: Capacity Building Workshops

Session 4:  Influencing Policy Decisions: Advocating for Systems Level Change

DATE: MAY 28TH & JUNE 18TH, 1-2:30PM

Seeking to make systems level change and move the needle on social policy issues but don’t know where to start? This 2 part session on advocacy will look at how to influence policy decisions while providing you with the tools and resources to bring about real change through policy advocacy. This capacity building session will focus on:

  • Advocacy and influencing policy decision making, which will include examining the role of politicians and bureaucrats in the process and how best to target efforts;
  • Framing research and programs to meet political cycles and government agendas,including research elements to consider;
  • Framing policy briefs, including key steps in government’s policy-making process.


Part of a five-session series

The COVID-19 pandemic and other complexities have changed the context and needs for the social sector.

Back in March 2021, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) partnered with Inspiring Communities (IC) to launch a survey to gather data and information on the needs of the sector. Together, we recognized the need to offer capacity building opportunities based on the current and future context. We also understand that community connection and support are essential, especially during times of crisis; we aim to facilitate such connection while offering meaningful, shared learning opportunities and resources that align with evolving sector needs.

The results from the survey helped identify the sector needs and inform the five capacity building sessions. We invite you to join us for capacity building workshops that will further skill, knowledge and build opportunities for people and organizations to create positive impact across Nova Scotia.

The 2-part capacity building sessions will have an emphasis on building peer-to-peer relationships (cohort learning) and collaborative learning while offering tools and resources to help you implement the learning within your organization or community.


Friday, 18 June 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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