Recent Blog Posts

Charter Challenge for Fair Voting

Will Canada's first-past-the-post voting system stand up in Court? 

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Learn Deep Democracy

Deep Democracy is a toolkit for anyone who experiences conflict in their life and work and wants to get better at working through it. Join a workshop with instructor, Sera Thompson, to learn and practise Deep Democracy.

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The Podcast

In the summer of 2015, the Off Script team began interviewing former Nova Scotia MLAs. We chose to interview former MLAs - most of whom had no intentions to seek re-election - since they had fewer reasons to filter out or sugar coat what they might tell us about the realities of...

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Better Choices: Voting System Alternatives for Canada

The Springtide Collective has released a discussion paper that models how five different voting system could work in Canada. The paper comes just as the House of Commons’ Special Committee on Electoral Reform arrives in Atlantic Canada for a week of hearings.

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Local Decisions Project

Springtide teamed up with the Department of Municipal Affairs to deliver campaign schools this Spring across Nova Scotia and has just launched a voter engagement campaign in anticipation of the municipal election on October 15th, 2016. Follow the Local Decisions project on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on the next phase...

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Better Choices

Join us and explore alternative voting systems that could be used in Nova Scotia. 

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Make Democracy Better

Make Democracy Better is a project started by the Springtide Collective in late 2014 with three objectives: To start a conversation about improving democracy in Nova Scotia, to identify people and groups who want to Make Democracy Better, and to build an action plan for a better democracy, using the...

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NS Youth Polls

The first political surveys of young people in Nova Scotia

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On the record, off script: a podcast

Conversations with former MLAs. Launching Fall 2016. 

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Three Minute Citizen

Springtide has created 11 videos explaining democracy in Canada in plain language.

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OpenHouseNS

Important decisions are made in our legislature. We make it easier for Nova Scotians to know what’s happening.

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Common Futures Workshop

The Common Futures Workshop is a program for change-makers and change-seekers working on public and community issues who are hungry for a new way to solve problems.

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