In Nova Scotia, public spaces are the glue to our community. They are a big part of what makes our community feel safe, vibrant and connected. As a community foundation, the Healthy Communities Initiative will allow us to continue creating inclusive spaces and connections that foster belonging.
We would like to acknowledge that the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is situated in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.