The Nova Scotia Community Organization Network provides a reference for citizens, community organizations and agencies in Nova Scotia. NSNET promotes links to resources that support individuals facing a disability and or health challenge. A more inclusive community can develop potential and well being of citizens to achieve active healthy independent living. NSNET supports community networking and access to information that may assist families, professionals and others.
The Community Organization Network
represents community organizations in Nova Scotia that serve citizens of
all ages facing disability and health challenges. This project is supported
by the Kings Regional Rehabilitation
Centre and its Community Support Services program. The Technical
Resource Centre provides technical support in developing content and
managing this web site services for not-for-profit community organizations.
The Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) serves us as another information
tool that we should take advantage of. The focus of this site is to develop
a network of organizations, information and resources from around Nova
Scotia that could assist parents and families, professionals and other
agencies when seeking possible supports and resources. This site is always
being maintained and developed, so we encourage feedback and suggestions.
This site manages listings that are alphabetical, regional and by
subject or topic.
"Every individual regardless of the serverity of the challenge
should be given the chance, training, technology, respect and encouragement
to achieve active partcipation and well being in the home, school, rehabilitation,
work place and community."
Our goals are:
To promote the potential of challenged individuals and their abilities,
and their social and emotional well being.
To foster a community spirit of giving, sharing, networking and cooperation
among organizations and consumers from their respective communities.
To promote and assist organizations that provides potential consumers with
valuable information and resources from both in their communities.
To develop and host web sites for organizations through consultation and
To utilize technology and the Internet to foster communication and the
exchanging of information among citizens, consumers, groups, organizations,
agencies, and local and provincial government
To link and reference any existing organizations on the internet in Nova
Scotia that enhances the value of the network for consumers.
To activity address accessibility issues by developing and maintaining
web sites that balanced in graphic and html design to allow for the fullest
participation and access of all citizens possible.
Joining the Network
How do we become a member and obtain a free organization web site?
Any organization, agency and/or group that supports children, adults
and seniors for any type of disability, can become an associated member
at no cost. The organization will receive a web site with a url or
web address like this example, http://www.nsnet.org/yourname. You
do not require an internet account to have a web site. Ley your web site
be another means to promote and provide consumers with information about
What information is required from the organization to obtain a web site?
Information about your organization would include such things as mission
statements, description of the services and programs, contact persons,
address, phone and so on. If you have a brochure, graphic/logo, photos
and any other information about your group, just simply pass this information
onto the Technical Resource Center. If the text of your information was
available on diskette in any format, it would be appreciated although this
is not necessary. If you have access to email, you could forward information
and text to firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos
will be returned to you. For any further information, contact or visit
us via mail, phone, fax or email at:
NSNET Project Manager
Technical Resource Centre
c/o Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre
P.O. Box 128
Waterville, N.S. B0P 1V0
Tel: (902) 538-3103 ext:112
Fax: (902) 538-7022
What if our organization has a web site?
If you submit your url or web address to us, we will visit your site
and offer the following assistance:
Link and reference your site under our directories and feature it.
We do request however, that your site represent an association with
an nsnet logo and a reciprocal link to http://www.nsnet.org. Copy the logo
below and place it on the front page of your web site where you determine
best. The bottom of the page and centered is fine. Please show your support.
If you require any assistance please contact us.
We offer your site manager any technical support if needed for design,
graphic layout and html development.
Access to the TRC training facility for consultations to maximize the benefits
of the internet in your organization.
Generally we can share any knowledge and experience with the internet with