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Inspiring Communities is a nonprofit intermediary organization that uses systems change, social innovation and collaboration tools to create equitable, thriving communities. We aim to achieve positive change that centers equity.

We aspire to build equitable, thriving communities through connecting communities, creating collaborative partnerships, measuring impact and maintaining a strong and sustainable core. We openly share our learning. Our strategy to transform systems across the region is based on bringing diverse voices to decision-making tables, creating the capacity to act, and fostering a culture of collaboration.

We are based in Nova Scotia and collaborate throughout the Atlantic Region. We have offices in Digby, Cape Breton and Dartmouth. We work primarily in the ancestral and unceded territories of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik.

Our Vision

Equitable, thriving communities built on fundamentally reimagined systems.

Our Mission

To achieve our goal of equity, we will innovatively connect communities, create collaborative partnerships, measure our impact and maintain a strong and sustainable core.

Our Strategic Directions

Our four Strategic Priorities are to: 

  • Strengthen Community Connections, 
  • Build On our Collaboration Success, 
  • Demonstrate our Impact Clearly, and 
  • Model Equitable, Efficient & Sustainable Processes.

Read our Strategic Directions 2022 document here.