ACORN Nova Scotia
ACORN Canada is an independent national organization of low and moderate income families with 59,000+ members in 20+ neighbourhood chapters across 9 cities.
We believe that social and economic justice can best be achieved with a national active membership who are invested in their organization and focused on building power for change!
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.
The Nova Scotia office of the CCPA opened its doors in 1999. With the help of our loyal supporters and research associates, we continue to raise debate and propose policy alternatives that will get us closer to a achieving a more economically and socially just—as well as environmentally sustainable—province and Atlantic region.
Council of Canadians
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, mobilizing a network of 60 chapters across the country.
Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy. We educate and empower people to hold our governments and corporations accountable.
Since its inception, the Council of Canadians has built its strength and credibility with powerful grassroots activists in communities across Canada. Chapter members work tirelessly, with abounding energy and help build the kind of Canada WE want! In their communities chapters promote our local, provincial and national campaigns, act as local watchdogs, and promote social and economic justice on a day-to-day basis.
Halifax-Dartmouth District Labour Council
The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council represents over 24,000 workers in all sectors of the economy in Halifax- Dartmouth & District, the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
The Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN) was established in 1991 and is a non-profit organization registered provincially under the Society Act. The network is comprised of non-governmental environmental and health groups whose common purpose is the conservation and enhancement of the natural environment and the pursuit of a sustainable future for Nova Scotia. There are approximately 60 environmental organizations in the Network.
Nova Scotia Public Interest and Research Group
The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, or NSPIRG (pronounced ‘enness perg’) is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization. Our mandate is to link research with action for social and environmental justice within an anti-oppression framework. We fund and initiate original research and investigation into environmental and social issues. Guided by our research, we develop and support campaigns and actions that address social or environmental injustices.
Nova Scotia Post Secondary Education Coalition
The Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Education Coalition is comprised of the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT), the Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia (CFS-NS), and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU). The Coalition brings together faculty, students, and staff concerned with the current state of post-secondary education in the province.
In February 2005, the Coalition commissioned its first poll of 800 Nova Scotians to find out their views on post-secondary education, accessibility, and student debt. The poll’s key findings included significant support for lower tuition fees, recognition that student debt loads were becoming unmanageable, and a belief that government funding for post-secondary education should be increased.
Since then we have commissioned further public opinion polls in 2007, 2010, and 2013. Each poll has showed sustained or growing support for increased funding to our universities and colleges, replacing provincial student loans with non-repayable student grants, and reducing tuition fees.
Nova Scotians for Tax Fairness
Nova Scotians for Tax Fairness seeks to broaden the public discussion about the essential role played by the tax system in financing public services and supporting greater equality. We advocate for fair tax policies and enhanced public services.
The tax system at all three levels of government needs to be reformed. Public services must be appropriately funded, sustained, and enhanced. Therefore the trend towards reducing taxes must be reversed.
Nova Scotians for Tax Fairness believes that a population that is informed about taxes and public services will demand a reformed tax system and revitalized public services. A fair tax system will enhance the capacities of federal, provincial, and municipal governments to develop innovative and effective solutions to social and economic problems.
We are organizing in the Halifax Regional Municipality and across Nova Scotia to create space for respectful dialogue, debate, activism and education on alternatives to capitalism. Capitalism is an oppressive economic system that puts profits ahead of the needs of people and the planet. It is a system in which great wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a few. To oppose capitalism is to demand something better for our families, our communities, and ourselves.
South House Gender and Resource Centre
South House, formerly the Dalhousie Women’s Centre, was founded in recognition of women’s common and diverse needs. South House recognizes that you cannot work for a society free of sexism and patriarchy without also working for a society free of all forms of oppression. South House supports women and all people dealing with oppression on the basis of sexuality and gender. South House believes in working together for the creation of a society that is vibrant, life-sustaining, and safe for all people.