Sept. 15, 2008
INKERMAN (CNB) -- Members of the non-profit sector on the Acadian Peninsula are being encouraged by Carmel Robichaud, minister responsible for the Community Non-Profit Organizations Secretariat, to attend a regional conference this week.
Co-hosted by the Community Non-Profit Organizations Secretariat and the Centre de Bénévolat de la Péninsule Acadienne Inc., the conference will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Centre Communautaire d'Inkerman. It is the second in a series of seven conferences being held throughout the province.
"To be self-sufficient by 2026, New Brunswick must continue to be home to a strong non-profit sector that improves people's quality of life and supports all of our communities," Robichaud said. "This conference will be a great opportunity for non-profit organizations to share their experiences and to discuss how they can be partners with government in improving their service delivery in the region."
Among the conference's goals are: to discuss the Delivering on the Blueprint document; to create partnerships between the non-profit sector and government; and to share updates on the progress of the secretariat.
During consultations by the Premier's Task Force on the Community Non-Profit Sector, organizations and people from across the province spoke about the expectations of, and the challenges facing, the sector in their respective regions.
Registration is available on the secretariat's website or by telephoning 1-866-295-4545.
The third conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, in Moncton. A full listing of conferences is also available on the website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Craig Chouinard, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-2519.