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Provincial/Territorial Culture Indicators

On April 25th, Statistics Canada released updated Provincial/Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) from the Culture Satellite Account (CSA). The PTCI provides creditable, accurate information about the economic importance of culture and sport for all Canadian provinces and territories.

 

This new data confirms culture and sport together contributed $1.08 billion to the Nova Scotia economy in 2017. This total reflects $929 million Culture GDP (an increase of 1.7% from 2015), and $154 million Sport GDP (an increase of 3.1% from 2015) in Nova Scotia.

 

Culture and sport job numbers grew to 15,882 in 2017. This includes 13,101 culture jobs (an increase of 2.1% since 2015) and 2,781 sport jobs (an increase of 4.3) in Nova Scotia.

 

The definitions for culture and sport used in collecting this data are noted in the attachment but I will paste below:

 

CULTURE is defined as any creative artistic activity that produces a good or service and/or preserves heritage. This includes live performances, heritage and libraries, visual and applied arts, written and published works, audio-visual and interactive media and sound recording. The valuable contribution made by social and intangible aspects of Nova Scotia’s rich culture is not included in the PTCI statistics as it cannot be measured in strict economic terms.

SPORT, within the context of these statistics, is defined as any recreation or sport activity, individual or group pursuit, for fun, physical activity, competition, or an area of academic study. This includes individual participants and athletes, municipal recreation departments, small businesses, amateur clubs and professional teams.

 

It is encouraged to use this data to communicate the significant economic importance of culture and sport to Nova Scotia. For more information about this new economic research, see the attached infographic detailing Nova Scotia’s data, and view the full report online: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190425/dq190425b-eng.htm .

OR check out this info flyer:

pdf NS CCH Economic Trends 2019 (2.36 MB)

SUN SAFETY WEBINAR

Recreation and Sport Sectors

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 1:15-1:45pm

RSVP to by May 27th.

No cost!

Sport Leadership Forum

You are invited to participate in the Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 hosted by reSPORT on Saturday June 8th, 2019 at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

 

There are accommodations available on campus of the agriculture college:

Pricing is as follows (taxes are extra);

Single $39.50
Double $48.00
Deluxe Double $61.00

**If you are traveling more then 2 hours and require assistance with accommodations, please contact Kaitlin McCoombs or 902-425-5450**

 

Strong representation from across the province is essential therefore; a travel subsidy is available for those traveling from outside of Colchester County. Please follow the prompts on the registration page.

 

reSPORT is a collaborative team of community sport and recreation leaders brought together by Sport Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

 

For up to date information please join the Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2282782128650387/

 

To register for the Sport Leadership Forum 3.0, please click here: https://forms.gle/3BP1nqB3WaovZ5Cu8

Save the Date | Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 | June 8th. 2019

Efforts around safe sport are multiplying. There is national interest in innovative ideas for sport programming. Our provincial government has stepped up their focus on health.

It is with great pleasure that we encourage you to SAVE THE DATE for Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 on June 8th, 2019 at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia. Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 is organized by a collaborative team of community sport and recreation leaders brought together by Sport Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

At the last event (Sport Leadership Forum 2.0) in June of 2018 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, 250 sport leaders came together to identify key gaps and opportunities in our sport system. In the months since, a team of 35 leaders have been cultivating nine amazing pilots around the province, directly in response to that input.

Sport Leadership Forum 2.0 notes HERE

We invite you to hear about this work, share your experience and knowledge to help build on it, as well as shape new ideas going forward. How do we streamline sport? Are there more effective or efficient mechanisms for sport delivery? How do we uncover innovative ideas from within our communities? How can we tackle long-standing challenges in a new way?

A more formal invitation will follow in the weeks to come. Please share with colleagues, neighbors, parents, and friends who may also wish to join the conversations today shaping sport opportunities for tomorrow.

Thank you for your leadership in our sport community and we look forward to seeing you on June 8th in Truro.

If you have any questions or simply want to learn more about reSPORT please contact Kaitlin McCoombs, reSPORT Project Manager, /902-425-5450.

Efforts around safe sport are multiplying. There is national interest in innovative ideas for sport programming. Our provincial government has

Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey

How can we work together to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled in all areas of our lives? We think these are questions worth asking. Check your mailbox in late April for an opportunity to participate in the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey. By filling it out, you will help ensure a unique Quality of Life Report is created for your region! It will also ensure the issues most important to the health and happiness of you and your family receive closer attention. By completing the survey you will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 Sobeys gift cards (value $400 each!) This is a first-of-its-kind survey for Nova Scotia. This initiative is being led by Engage Nova Scotia with the support of Nova Scotia Community College and Local Leadership Teams across the region.
 
Learn more at nsqualityoflife.ca

Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships

Did You Know? Halifax is hosting the Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships in May? This is the first time this emerging sport’s tournament will be played outside of Europe. We encourage you to cheer on our Canadian athletes as Canada hosts the world. Discover more and buy tickets here: https://floorball2019.com/