May 17, 2023
RE: Support for the NB Community Sector Feasibility Study Project
The Fondation communautaire de la Péninsule Acadienne proudly supports the New Brunswick Community Sector Feasibility Study. We will contribute to its funding with a grant of $2,500. It’s important for our province to be properly represented and for the value of the sector to be recognized.
Having spent a large part of my career in the not-for-profit sector, I firmly believe that this sector not only provides important services and resources, but also adds considerable value to the health and economy of our province. It’s worth noting that the community sector accounts for 55,000 jobs in NB and makes up 12.1% of New Brunswick’s GDP (NB Community Sector Economic Impact Study, Capacity NB, 2021). I recognize the need to develop and strengthen the capacities of these organizations to ensure their resilience and integration as an essential part of the province’s economic and social fabric.
FCPA is in constant discussion with Cohesia on the incubation of the sector following the submission of the study. As innovators in the not-for-profit sector, Cohesia’s Board of Directors and staff have, over the past few years, reflected on the challenges facing the myriad of not-for-profit organizations operating in New Brunswick. I’ve been working with the Cohesia team, led by Nadine Duguay-Lemay, for the past 2 years, and I’m very proud of our collaboration and our respective visions for the community sector in our province.
I hereby invite the leaders of New Brunswick’s non-profit sector to participate in this feasibility study, and those who can, to support its funding.