This spring when I was in Halifax for a short visit there was an energy I had never felt in all my years, an energy that contributed to my decision to move home. My research and my own interests kept finding depth to the energy; optimism, passion, enjoyment, leadership, love, you know, culture. Behind that is data as well. Great reading this short piece by Peter Moreira of Entrevestor.
“The report shows the four main metrics — new companies, employment, funding and revenue — all had a banner year in 2017. And there is one key finding of the report: Atlantic Canada has developed a core of substantial high-growth corporations founded on innovation.”
Data Shows Growing Core of Startups
Over the last few months I have been empresses with the work of Halifax Partnership. The love for the city exudes everything they touch. Today I had the opportunity to enter their Connector Program and meet their team. I look forward to many opportunities to work with Halifax Partnership.
The overarching goal is to help people connect, collaborate and prosper. As a returning resident the program will help me grow my network with individuals to assist me in learning more about the city and province, identify employment and volunteer opportunities and in general, grow my network.
Down the road when I am settled, I will then become a mentor to the connector program. I specifically requested to support new immigrants to Canada (Nova Scotia) having worked in the field of international development most of my 30 year career. Through that work I gained incredible insight on cross cultural communications and in ways to help people tell their own stories which would be so beneficial in helping them find appropriate employment to maximize their training, education, experience and passion.
Halifax Partnership Connector Program