Sept. 24, 2008
INKERMAN (CNB) - A regional conference of non-profit organizations held recently on the Acadian Peninsula is being hailed as a success by area members of the sector.
Co-hosted by the Community Non-Profit Organizations Secretariat and the Centre de Bénévolat de la Péninsule Acadienne Inc., the Sept. 20 conference brought together almost 70 members of the non-profit sector at the Centre Communautaire d'Inkerman.
Carmel Robichaud, minister responsible for the secretariat, was pleased by the number of participants and the positive discussions that took place.
"This conference was another step forward in the process of creating new partnerships between the non-profit sector and the provincial government," Robichaud said. "This revitalized relationship will help the non-profit sector to be more effective in supporting residents and communities as well as New Brunswick's efforts to be self-sufficient by 2026."
The event was an opportunity for participants to network; discuss the Delivering on the Blueprint document; share their experiences and exchange ideas on improving service delivery; receive updates on the progress of the secretariat; and pose questions to the minister. It was the second in a series of seven conferences being held throughout the province.
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.
The third conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, in Moncton. People who wish to attend may register on the secretariat's website or by telephoning 1-866-295-4545.
A complete list of conferences is also available on the website.
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