Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia

Championing a just, equitable Nova Scotia by supporting and advocating for the Community Impact Sector.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 10-50 employees
  • Hybrid remote
  • Halifax, Canada

Who we are

Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS), located in Mi’kma’ki, dedicates itself to supporting and advocating for Nova Scotia's Community Impact Sector.

Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS)

As we celebrate a decade of fostering a healthy, sustainable sector, our journey, initially as the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, has evolved to meet the growing needs of our community. Funded by the Nova Scotia Government Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration, our mission is to address workforce challenges, build capacity within organizations, and enhance access to resources.

IONS is committed to a vision of a decolonized, just, and equitable Nova Scotia, embodying the values of justice, equity, diversity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDDI) in all its operations. By acknowledging our role in perpetuating systems of oppression, we strive to disrupt and dismantle harmful institutions, advocating for systemic change through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

What we do

Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS)

At IONS, we champion the vital services and work of impact organizations across Nova Scotia, addressing systemic issues and social challenges. Our strategic priorities include educating and innovating to provide essential tools and knowledge, collaborating and activating connections across networks for systemic change, and advocating for the sector to increase its influence and contribution to societal well-being.

Nova Scotia's Community Impact Sector is a robust contributor to employment, economic development, and fostering inclusion. It houses over 6,400 organizations, including nonprofits, charities, and Community Interest Companies (CICs), substantially impacting poverty reduction, social inclusion, health, and environmental sustainability.

Working at IONS

IONS is driven by a diverse team dedicated to advancing our vision through community-centered work. Our team members, from Communications Coordinators to Directors of Sector Transformation, bring varied experiences and perspectives to our mission. They share a common passion for advocacy, youth development, and creating spaces for community engagement. This diversity enriches our approach and amplifies our impact, embodying the belief that a collective effort is essential for societal change.

Team Benefits

At IONS, we believe in the importance of a balanced work-life approach and are committed to providing our team with supportive benefits, including:

  • A focus on professional development and continuous learning
  • A welcoming and inclusive work culture that values diversity and equity
  • Opportunities for flexible and remote work arrangements to accommodate diverse needs and lifestyles

We are dedicated to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, contributing to our collective mission of fostering a decolonized, just, and equitable Nova Scotia.

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Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia overview

Working Week

We started piloting a 4 day work week in 2023 which is reviewed each year. That's 32hrs @ 100% salary.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 4 weeks vacation (16 days) plus public holidays. Weeks with a non provincial holiday aren't reduced to a 3 day week. This works out as roughly:

  • 22 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 74 days off per year

Scorecard

Top 5
96 / 100
  • +524 days @ 100% salary
  • +9Open to remote working
  • +822 days PTO
  • +8Flexible working hours
  • +5Healthcare coverage
  • +2Company retreats
  • +12And much more...

Remote Working Policy

We work hybrid remotely from Nova Scotia but also have colleagues working 100% remotely from within Canada.

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Our Team

We're a team of 10 across 3 departments:

  • media and commmunication
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  • consulting
    1
  • operations
    1

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Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

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