Halihax is now backed by a federally registered not-for-profit corporation

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PostedFeb 23, 2021
By Jeff Andersen

Today we’re excited to announce that Halihax is now backed by a federally registered not-for-profit corporation. By establishing a not-for-profit, we are now empowered to raise funds to invest in the growth of our amazing community.

Halifax was founded in 2016 and has since grown to over 1300 members. Members of our community help each other locate new opportunities, learn new concepts & solve problems, and stay connected to the local ecosystem outside of their employer.

In 2019 we established a volunteer group with the aim to bring more events, of greater significance and quality, to our city. You’ve likely noticed these volunteers helping to run our events and drive engagement in the community, and Rylee Hurley helping us out as community organizer. A global pandemic may have forced us to alter our plans for 2020 but it also allowed us to pause and evaluate our group’s role in the community.

Midway through 2020 we incorporated “Atlantic Technology Community” as a federally registered not-for-profit corporation. Creating this entity enables us to invest in the community through raising sponsorship funding, and invest any income generated back into the community. Though we have this new entity, we will continue to operate as Halihax.

With this, we’re excited to announce that we have signed 8 wonderful community sponsors to help us achieve our vision, and improve the overall quality of programming and services available to you as a member of our community. With access to funding, we are now in the process of having our not-for-profit status verified with TechSoup Canada which will unlock a host of opportunities for which we have earmarked funds which will start, but not be limited to, paying for premium Slack features.

Please join me in welcoming, and thanking, our new sponsors:

If you're interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities with Halihax, please reach out to sponsors@halihax.com

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