Taking Action

  A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

– Francis Bacon

Community map

This is a map of Nova Scotians’ efforts to move us closer to achieving the goals laid out in the oneNS Commission (Ivany) Report. We update this map all the time so if you don’t see your organization, event or project on here, please send us the details! Please include a location, contact information and a brief description. A link to your website, Facebook page, Twitter name, and so on. would be great too.

Nova Scotians Taking Action

Atlantic Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Atlantic Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Entrepreneurship is needed to address the demographic and economic challenges facing Nova Scotia and Atlantic…

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Measuring The PH Level Of Our Ocean

Measuring the pH Level of our Ocean

Launching prize competitions is a way to encourage creativity and innovation, and that is what…

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The Verschuren Centre Introduces The Cape Breton Island Futures Fund!

The Verschuren Centre Introduces the Cape Breton Island Futures Fund!

The Verschuren Centre in Sydney is setting up a Cape Breton Island Futures Fund for…

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Ray Ivany Named Halifax Chamber Of Commerce 2015 Person Of The Year

Ray Ivany Named Halifax Chamber of Commerce 2015 Person of the Year

Congratulations to the chair of the One Nova Scotia Commission Ray Ivany for being named…

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Nova Scotia Startup Tops BDC Young Entrepreneur Awards

Nova Scotia Startup Tops BDC Young Entrepreneur Awards

Congratulations to Chris Cowper-Smith whose Nova Scotia company  Spring Loaded Technology was awarded first place…

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Nova Scotia Startups Rev Their Engines

Nova Scotia Startups Rev Their Engines

The 22nd annual 2015 Branham300 list of Top 25 Canadian Up and Coming ICT Companies…

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Supporting Start Ups In Cape Breton

Supporting Start Ups in Cape Breton

On June 5th, students, entrepreneurs and changemakers gathered at Cape Breton University to discuss the…

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2015 Halifax Index

2015 Halifax Index

The Greater Halifax Partnership released the 2015 Halifax Index: GDP was up by 2.6% to…

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Stepping Up: Let’s Take Charge Of Our Future

Stepping Up: Let’s Take Charge of Our Future

On June 16th, over 1,300 Nova Scotians from across the province met to discuss how…

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Transforming Our Communities

Transforming Our Communities

Yarmouth is taking steps towards economic revitalization. Envisioned is the resurgence of the hustle and…

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New Overseas Trade Program

New Overseas Trade Program

Grant Thornton launched a new pilot program to help stimulate international trade. The program will…

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Crowdfunding: A New Reality For Startups

Crowdfunding: A New Reality for Startups

Nova Scotia startups can now raise capital through the startup crowdfunding exemption. The exemption will…

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Executive MBA Students From Texas Explore OneNS

Executive MBA students from Texas explore OneNS

We recently welcomed Executive MBA students from University of Texas, who were in Nova Scotia…

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Congratulations To Those Selected To Participate In The Dalhousie University’s $100K Competition And LaunchPad Accelerator Cohort

Congratulations to those selected to participate in the Dalhousie University’s $100K Competition and LaunchPad Accelerator Cohort

The LaunchPad Accelerator runs from mid-May to mid-July 2015 and will help student startups launch…

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Drink This: Young Entrepreneur Making Global Impact

Drink This: Young Entrepreneur Making Global Impact

What do solar pasteurization, ultra violet radiation, lobster and a NS 13 year old have…

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Startup Immersion Expansion

Startup Immersion Expansion

UIT is a Cape Breton University startup immersion program. In 11-months students learn the technical…

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OneNSer Named Exporter Of The Year

OneNSer Named Exporter of the Year

We are so proud of oneNS member JP Deveau of Acadian Seaplants the 2015 Nova…

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Students To Benefit From Innovation Projects

Students to Benefit from Innovation Projects

We are excited about the recent launch of St. F.X’s Academic Ideas Fund. Established with…

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Making Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Technology Fun For Kids

Making Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Technology Fun for Kids

A program that teaches children science, technology, engineering and math as well as innovation and…

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SMU Takes Over, Tackles OneNS

SMU Takes Over, Tackles oneNS

We teamed up on Twitter with @jonnystevens and his classmates at SMU’s Sobey School of…

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Youth & Entrepreneurship Skills (YES) Nova Scotia

Youth & Entrepreneurship Skills (YES) Nova Scotia

YES NS is a private sector led initiative aimed at energizing and supporting youth entrepreneurship…

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Fusion Halifax Immigrant Entrepreneur Showcase

Fusion Halifax Immigrant Entrepreneur Showcase

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Showcase hosted by Fusion’s Immigration and Diversity Action Team in partnership with…

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Jobs And Help Paying Off Student Loans – Two Great Things That Go Great Together!

Jobs and Help Paying Off Student Loans – Two Great Things that Go Great Together!

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, May 5, 2015 – SimplyCast.com, a global leader in multi-channel marketing Platform-as-a-Service…

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Hope Blooms – Change Leadership In Action

Hope Blooms – Change Leadership in Action

Congratulations on your new greenhouse! http://hopeblooms.ca/2015/05/greenhouse-grand-opening/ “Through their own actions and hard work, youth learn…

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Need Cash To Get Your Idea Off The Ground?

Need cash to get your idea off the ground?

Try the Credit Union Atlantic Youth Grant. It supports the start-up or growth of local…

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Getting To Know You

Getting to Know You

The Halifax business community sat down to dinner with Nova Scotia newcomers to learn more…

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Opportunity Knocks For Young Cape Breton Investor

Opportunity knocks for young Cape Breton investor

Feifei Yang is a little tired of answering the same questions from friends back home…

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The Ingredients For Success As Inclusive Employers

The Ingredients for Success as Inclusive Employers

On March 26th, twenty-two employers from across Halifax and the province gathered at Piatto Pizzeria…

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Island Sandbox OneNS Hackathon

Island Sandbox oneNS Hackathon

via the New Glasgow News by Carol Dunn Published on March 29, 2015The Island Sandbox OneNS Hackathon…

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Sobey School Partners With BNUZ To Offer New Bachelor Of Commerce Degree

Sobey School Partners with BNUZ to Offer New Bachelor of Commerce Degree

Saint Mary’s University Sobey School of Business is launching their Bachelor of Commerce degree in…

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Innovator And Scientist Says That Nova Scotia’s New Ocean Centre Will Succeed

Innovator and Scientist says that Nova Scotia’s new Ocean Centre Will Succeed

The Ocean Innovation Centre is a collaborative project between business, universities and community colleges, governments…

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Governor General Shares Innovation Expertise With Halifax Leaders And Dalhousie

Governor General Shares Innovation Expertise with Halifax Leaders and Dalhousie

The Governor General of Canada took part in a round-table discussion with Nova Scotia leaders…

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Year One Anniversary Of The Now Or Never Report

Year One Anniversary of the Now or Never Report

One year after The Report on Building our New Economy was released to Nova Scotians,…

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Nicolas Wyman, Author Of JobsU, Shares His Thoughts On Connecting People To Opportunities And Vis Versa

Nicolas Wyman, Author of JobsU, Shares his Thoughts on Connecting People to Opportunities and Vis Versa

We heard from Nicholas Wyman - author of JobsU which explores "how to find success…

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East Coast Lifestyle Wins Runner Up In Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

East Coast Lifestyle Wins Runner Up in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Congratulations to East Coast Lifestyles who was selected first runner-up in the Global Student Entrepreneur…

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Cape Breton Newcomers Need A Hand, Study Says

Cape Breton newcomers need a hand, study says

Cape Breton University is leading a task force to develop a plan to boost permanent…

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Creatively Welcoming Newcomers

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia…

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Music Mogul: Where Worlds Collide

Music Mogul: Where Worlds Collide

On Friday, November 28th, the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies launched its educational game Music Mogul at…

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Cape Breton Start-up Showcase

Cape Breton Start-up Showcase

The One Nova Scotia Coalition traveled to Membertou on Jan. 13, 2015 to focus on…

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Guysborough’s Fortress Rum Wins Medal at Prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd became a medal-winner with its craft-blended Fortress™ Rum at the 15th…

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Young Entrepreneurs, Startups Showcased

Young Entrepreneurs, Startups Showcased

The One Nova Scotia Coalition will focus on entrepreneurship at its meeting today, March 10,…

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The Startup 100

On February 20, the Sobey School Business Development Centre (SSBDC) launched “The Start-up 100” --…

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Empowering entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia – with FREE help!

“For the sake of our economy, we need to break down the barriers that are…

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NS Builds its Export Chops

Nova Scotia companies are making headway on doubling our exports. Sydney River company Advanced Glazings…

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Our Quality Of Life Next To The Ocean Brings Opportunity For Surfers AND Entrepreneurs!

Our quality of life next to the ocean brings opportunity for surfers AND entrepreneurs!

The Chronicle Herald shares a story about two brothers, drawn by the beauty of our…

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Share Thanksgiving

Share Thanksgiving

Engage Nova Scotia called on Nova Scotians to make the 2014 Thanksgiving, the most welcoming,…

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HB Studios’ New Virtual Course Plays Well In The Snow

HB Studios’ new virtual course plays well in the snow

Via the Chronicle Herald BEVERLEY WARE SOUTH SHORE BUREAU It’s that time of the year…

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Designer Seaweed

Designer Seaweed

The largest producer of seaweed-based delicacies in the world, Acadian Seaplants has created an industry…

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CBRM One Nova Scotia Summit – Ray Ivany Video Message

CBRM One Nova Scotia Summit - Ray Ivany Video Message

Watch CBRM One Nova Scotia Summit - Ray Ivany Video Message: "Now Or Never" summit…

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