Document Depot

Board of Directors

Accountable to our members and operationally transparent, we are proud to share key documents with our members and the public.

  • FOCO By-Laws
  • FOCO Annual General Meetings – coming soon
  • Strategic Plan – coming soon
  • Board Minutes (current year) – coming soon
  • Board Minutes (archived) – coming soon


Collaborative by nature and focused on systemic change to benefit the voluntary sector, FOCO engages in research and activities to strengthen the sector and identify and reduce sector-related issues.

At the Same Table: the non-profit Sector in Nova Scotia (January 2012)

This report by Phoenix Youth Programs, in partnership with FOCO, details the results of focus groups and more than 20 interviews with leading experts across the country on best practices for the development of the non-profit sector in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia’s Non-Profit/Voluntary Sector Labour Force: discussion paper (October 2010)

This research study documents the defining characteristics of the nonprofit sector workforce and the challenges that exist related to human resource (HR) management in Nova Scotia.

2007 HR Forum – Report to Participants (June 2009)

In 2007 a forum was held within the Halifax Regional Municipality to identify the impact of the economic downturn on nonprofit/voluntary sector agencies.

Shared Services Project Report (April 2009)

Collaborative and innovative approaches to sector work as identified by the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

Best Practices

Over the years we’ve collected a number of resources on strengthening the voluntary sector.  Here’s a small sampling from our collection.