HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, June 14, 2012 – Twenty-‐five FUSION Halifax members had the opportunity to speak directly with Premier Darrell Dexter yesterday, June 13, as part of the organization’s Ideas in FUSION discussion series. The event provided an opportunity for FUSION Halifax members and the premier to discuss issues of mutual importance, including community leadership and volunteerism, career opportunities for recent graduates and emerging professionals, and attracting and retaining young talent.
“With events like Ideas in FUSION, we’re able to connect our most engaged members and volunteers with community leaders in a meaningful and collaborative way,” said Natasha Gibb, Chair, FUSION Halifax. “During yesterday’s discussion, Premier Dexter was candid about the current challenges facing our province, and provided unique insight and perspective on how our demographic can take a leadership role in shaping the future of Halifax.”
FUSION Halifax members will have another chance to connect with provincial representatives at a world café-style event slated for late fall 2012. The event will give FUSION members the opportunity to learn firsthand about provincial policies and programs that affect them directly. It also provides government with valuable input from young Nova Scotians on some of its youth-focused priorities.
"Nova Scotia is heading toward a time when good jobs are the norm, and when young people who left can come home and build a life," said Premier Darrell Dexter. "This government is committed to working with groups like FUSION Halifax to make sure Nova Scotians are prepared for the opportunities on the horizon. Together we can ensure that the future starts here."
About FUSION Halifax
FUSION Halifax is an organization created by and for young people inspired to make their city a better, more sustainable place to live, work and play. Through its 2,500 members and volunteers, FUSION Halifax showcases existing opportunities ‐ and unleashes new ones ‐ to encourage civic and community engagement.
FUSION runs on the strength and energy of volunteers and with the generous support of organizations like the Province of Nova Scotia.
For more information, or to join FUSION Halifax for free, visit www.fusionhalifax.ca.
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