Colchester receives funding to train volunteers in doctor recruitment support

October 31, 2019

TRURO, N.S. — Having a crew of volunteers trained and ready to help when doctors are checking out Colchester County is something Brennan Gillis wants to see.

Gillis, who is CEO of the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity believes funding announced this week will help with that. The partnership is receiving $25,000 through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support plans to train volunteers to welcome doctors and their families to the community.

Skilled Futures in Truro

October 29, 2019

Fifty-eight students in grades 7 to 11 from the Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial will be attending Skilled Futures in Technology, presented by Skills Canada - Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Tuesday, October 29, at NSCC Truro Campus.

Skilled Futures in Technology is a one-day event that offers students the opportunity to explore technology career options by participating in hands-on workshops, ranging from 3D animation, to coding and prototyping, to game development and more.  

“The exponential growth in the IT sector has created a huge demand for tech talent in Nova Scotia, and across the country,” said Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director of SCNS. “Our Skilled Futures events provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of technology centered career options. The most exciting part of the day is when they discover a career choice that they may not have considered before.”

Skilled Futures in Technology is one in a series of one-day career exploration events taking place from October to April at locations across the province. This event would not be made possible without the generous support the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Nova Scotia Community College, and the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.


For more information:

Shannon Campbell
Marketing & Communications Manager

Connector Program Launches in Truro Colchester

June 12, 2019

Truro, NS, June 12, 2018 – During its Annual General Meeting at the Marigold Cultural Centre today, the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity announced the launch of the Northern Connector Program. The Program will match new residents, local and international graduates, and skilled professionals (Connectees) with local employers, civil servants and community leaders (Connectors).

Truro Colchester Partnership Hosts Inaugural Newcomer Appreciation Awards

March 15, 2019

The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity will host its Newcomer Appreciation Night at the PEG in Masstown on March 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The evening will recognize one newcomer employee and one self-employed newcomer with the presentation of the inaugural Newcomer Appreciation Awards.


TCPEP Update November

November 27, 2018

The Truro & Colchester Partnership's UPDATE is available in PDF.

Partnership November Update PDF (Higher Resolution 10.6MB) - Download

Partnership November Update PDF (Lower Resolution 6MB)  - Download

Business & Youth Come Together

November 22, 2018

TRURO, NS - NOVEMBER 22, 2018 – The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity, the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce and the Nova Scotia Department of Education hosted a Business & Youth Symposium in Truro. The event included 55 students, 10 teachers and 24 local businesses. 


The symposium engaged local businesses and youth in meaningful dialogue on skills, education and training essentials for youth pursuing career opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Colchester County youth mould business plans

August 15, 2018

Local youth are crafting new business plans as the next generation of entrepreneurs takes shape in Truro this week thanks to the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development’s series of summer camps.

AGM 2018

June 20, 2018

The Truro & Colchester Partnership held it's AGM on June 20, 2018 at the Town of Truro Council Chambers. Chair Mark Wood provided a recap of 2017-18 activities and accomplishments and the Financial Audit, prepared by Grant Thornton, was accepted into record. For the Chair's report, click here.

Mashup Weekend Truro

April 19, 2018

The Truro & Colchester Partnership will host a Mashup weekend in Truro on May 11-12. The Mashup Weekend is an opportunity for people and/or existing businesses to bring their ideas for new products/services into a team environment for exploration, discussion and action. $25.00 per person (covers 3 meals), Students free. For more information, check out

Truro & Colchester Partnership Seeking Input for Strategic Direction

April 09, 2018

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA — The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is seeking input from the community to develop a Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The Partnership officially formed late in 2017 and is tasked with improving economic development in the Colchester region, supporting business growth in communities.

Truro Partnership Hires New CEO

December 12, 2017

TRURO, NOVA SCOTA — The Board of the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is pleased to announce it has recruited its new CEO. Brennan Gillis, a resident of Valley, will join the organization on Jan. 8, to begin ramping up the work of the newly formed Partnership.

The hire is a result of eight months of volunteer planning and collaborative talks with businesses, communities and government partners to secure funding for the new Partnership. Gillis will co-locate with ACOA, NSBI and CBDC NOBL at 35 Commercial Street, Suite 208, Truro.

Business community to rally in support of economic development

May 30, 2016

TRURO – The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, supported by a group of business and community leaders, will be hosting an economic rally celebrating successes while looking to the future.

The Partnership for Economic Prosperity (PEP) rally will be held in Truro on June 17, at the Marigold Cultural Centre, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., to build business and community support for economic development, both financially and in spirit.

An engaged group of independent speakers, with various business, economic development and community backgrounds is being brought together to rally the business community in an effort to initiate and fund a sustainable plan for future economic growth.

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