Report on Population Crisis
AT ISSUE: REPORT ON POPULATION CRISIS
At Issue: Report on the Population Crisis outlines the looming population and labour shortage crisis facing Nova Scotia. The Report is the first phase of the Chamber's long term effort to address the population and labour market challenge with a program that called the People Strategy Project.
Small to medium sized businesses in Nova Scotia have to be aware of this problem and begin adapting now. This report outlines the problems facing Nova Scotia, and in the coming months the Chamber will be developing tools to help individuals, businesses, and government adjust to the changing demographics and provide resources to them make the changes necessary to adapt.
The Report ties together the effects of a three-pronged problem highlighting the need for Nova Scotian businesses to adapt to a declining and aging population, overall economic shifts and a changing workforce. "This report is meant to spark discussion, build awareness, and motivate businesses to take action on issues that can't be dealt with by the government alone"
Phase 2 of the People Strategy Project will concentrate on getting the message out to all those who need to hear that the problem is real and the time to procrastinate is over. The Chamber will be working with government and the business community to share this message and stimulate serious discussions about the looming crisis and potential solutions. Phase 3 of the project, in conjunction with our member organization including the government of Nova Scotia, will offer information, advice, and the connections that small and medium sized businesses in Nova Scotia need to not just survive the coming labour market challenges but to use them as a spring board to become, resilient, sustainable, world class enterprises that will thrive in local, national and international markets.