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1 Coastal Communities Network

2 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 2 History of CCN In 1991 the ground fishery crisis hit. The Extension Dept. of St. FX organized a series of seminars around the province on this issue called Fishing For A Future: Communities at a Crossroads

3 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 3 History of CCN Seminars brought together: church people, municipal councilors, environmentalists, unions, fishermen, plant workers, and CED groups. Historic province wide conference of 200 people held in Dartmouth, N.S

4 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 4 History of CCN Traditional enemies within the fishing industry agree to work together We need to set aside our differences and look for ways we can work together. Otherwise our communities will not survive. Feb 1992: Unanimous agreement to form the Coastal Communities Network

5 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 5 Focus on Fishing Community Based Management: Series of seminars held around the province NS Womens Fishnet starts with small grant from CCN The Atlantic Groundfish Strategy (TAGS) - CCN advocated for this program to responded to community needs.

6 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia First Issue 1995 Funded by NS Education

7 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Don &Eileen MacNeil CCN members agreed we need to build a strategy for issues threatening rural communities, beyond the fisheries Therefore held Communications Strategy workshop for CCN. - Built plan & 95% implemented!

8 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Co-Chairs: Don & Eileen CCN Members urge CCN to work on wharf issue. Harbour Authorities surveyed by CCN CCN started province wide Community Economic Development project – seminars around province CCN ask Province to create policy on sustainable rural communities

9 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Co-Chairs Don Zwicker & Arthur Bull Building Our Future: Respecting Our Past White Point Conference hammers out strategy for sustainable rural NS CCN feeds input of 550 Nova Scotians into National Rural Dialogue -Over years, CCN continues to work on recommendations from rural citizens

10 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Co-Chairs: Don & Arthur Developed concept for a Rural Community Foundation Hire consultant to look at CCNs structure. Hold 2 day session with Board and key members where create system that is transparent, accountable to membership, democratic

11 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Chair: Arthur Bull One Common Ground Project: - Dialogue Dinners, Forum, MiKmaq immersion weekend Marshall ruling Skillshops – Kings County which brought new members incl. African Nova Scotians

12 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Chair: Arthur Bull Herring Cove Wharf multi-stake holder meeting on wharves. Developed action plan Letter writing campaign re: wharves. Got additional $50 million in federal wharf budget

13 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 13 04/00-03/01Chair: Arthur Bull CCN Coordinates Lighthouse Day. - Province declares Lighthouse Day - CCN on Breakfast TV - Local events organized Moratorium on demolition of lighthouses gained Celebrated first CCN Proud Community Awards.

14 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 14 04/00-03/01Chair: Arthur Bull Rural Revitalization Project - Testing establishing regional networks within CCN: Kings County and on-line network of local Development groups in Inverness Seeking funding for national rural network

15 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 15 04/ /02 Chair: Arthur Bull Regional Rural Dialogue: Cornwallis, CCN on planning Committee CCN selected to be on NS Rural team as community Rep. Concept for Advanced Leadership Program created.

16 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 16 04/ /02 Arthur Bull National Rural Conference in Quebec CCN did 2 workshops International AGM with Thomas Kocherry from India, BC CCN, Jim Mahone. TV media present

17 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 17 RCIP Goal Partnership with Dalhousie University through SSHRC Building tools to help communities change Policies 5 year project Responded to community need as people ready to move forward but hitting head against policies

18 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 18 Nov.2003

19 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 19

20 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 20

21 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 21 Community Training Community Training: Over 1,600 people trained on how to change policies

22 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 22 Released January 2004

23 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 23 Outcome Clear picture of economic role of coastal & rural communities Clear picture of economic and social role of wharves Reliable data DFO can utilize in decision making Detailed data on population trends, income, fish landing & values, aquaculture etc that local development groups can use for their strategic planning

24 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 24 04/04-03/05 Norma CCN starts working on a Sustainability plan for CCN. This came from pressure from Rural Secretariat. It overstretched CCN staff and led us away from being connected with grassroots

25 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 25 04/05 – 03/06 Chair: Wendy Robichaud Year starts on shaky ground with zero funding Monthly meetings become Learning Circles Business Plan for CCNews created

26 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 26 04/05 – 03/06 Wendy Robichaud Marine Infrastructure - Presentations on Between the Land and Sea to government and community Changed way many departments looked at wharves Funding from Health Canada for taking policy work forward: wharves and health

27 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 27

28 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 28 04/05 – 03/06 Wendy Robichaud Coast Under Stress: Erica goes to Labrador Rural Policy Forum – Tatamagouche Centre RCIP project funding ends. Dalhousie turns project over to CCN The Ontario Rural Council Conference: Ishbel

29 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 29 CCNews re- launched in Sept 2006 Printing covered by a private donor Ishbel met at Ontario conference Also available on- line, bringing our web sites in our Rural Gateway portal to 6

30 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 30 04/06-03/07 Chair: Wendy CCN in partnership with Pictou County Development Commission does project on Community Counts Senate Standing Committee on Rural Poverty in Ottawa.

31 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 31 04/06-03/07 Chair: Wendy 2007 Rural Policy Forum:

32 Rural Development Assessment Operational Review Undertook an 8 month Operational Review which looked at structure, operations, Board, membership, other similar groups across Canada Did am 8 month RDA which included focus groups, key informant interviews & on-line survey. A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 32

33 What are CCNs roles and opportunities? From Consultants reports

34 What has worked? Providing a rural voice to government on specific policy development initiatives Research projects and support for community based research activities Advocacy on specific issues of great concern to rural communities Rural Policy Forums Learning Circles/Clusters Mediation & Facilitation Initiatives CCNews

35 There is Broad Consensus on CCN Roles and Goals Roles and Objectives of CCN Network & facilitate collaboration among rural organizations & sectors Provide education & training for leadership & organizational development Support research to meet needs & to empower rural communities Support community- based policy development Rural communities need these services and supports CCN has done a good job of providing them

36 A Renewed CCN A renewed CCN organization will be: –Stable and sustainable –Effective Communications Service delivery Research Policy collaboration –Responsive to rural community needs & priorities –Accountable To communities To funders

37 To achieve this renewal objective… CCN must make positive changes in key areas –Executive leadership –Administrative capacity Projects Office Finances –Funding security –Links to grassroots –Professional staff –Communications capacities –Reinvigorated board

38 Recommendations – R D Assessment CCN should continue to pursue its core mission and consider activities such as: –Outreach, communications, networking for rural communities –Diverse series of workshops –Leadership training program –Information services and related training –Research and consultations

39 Recommendations Mission: To provide an effective voice for Nova Scotias rural communities by facilitating and enhancing information sharing, collaboration and concerted action among leaders and organizations that are pursuing sustainable rural development in the province. A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 39

40 Recommendations Primary Goals: Network & facilitate collaboration among rural organizations & sectors Provide education & training for leadership & organizational development A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 40

41 Recommended Primary Activities: Board Meetings Policy Forums & AGMs Learning Circles or Clusters Leverage Assets (e.g. RCIP) Communications (Web Page, Magazine, etc) A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 41

42 Responsive Goals and Activities Taking Direction from Membership and Rural Communities: Research & Consultation Projects Policy Engagement A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 42

43 Recommendations – O & O Review CCN Board Co-Director: Community Engagement Board Meetings Learning Events & Publications Policy Forums Research & Collaborative Projects Co-Director: Finance and Development Fund Development Management of Contracts Membership Development Financial Management

44 A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia 44 Is a Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia Coastal Communities Network is A Large Voice for Rural Nova Scotia


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