Halifax Global Inc. works with clients in public, private and not-for-profit settings to develop, implement and execute strategic, business and operational plans that deliver practical and sustainable outcomes.
We work with executives at the highest levels of government, business and academia, in smaller ventures and communities, and with large agencies to smaller not-for-profit groups. Our clients span manufacturing and service businesses, forest products and energy, and included cooperatives and not-for-profit community service agencies, health care and government services, and community and economic development organizations.
Our engagements involve strategy development and business planning, executive coaching, advisory services, public policy development and board governance.
Organisations face changing markets, business, policy and operational environments constantly. To help clients understand these challenges and devise workable new strategies, directions and solutions, Halifax Global Inc. brings significant sector knowledge, along with extensive consulting and senior executive experience to its clients.
Our experience has taught us to listen, and to ask insightful questions that penetrate to the realities of client organizations. We have also learned through our experience and research that performance targets can only be achieved when there is significant alignment between Three Spheres of Performance© -- Strategy, Operations and People!
We help our clients achieve that alignment through effective, practical operational, process and people planning, through implementation planning and support, by undertaking research-based feasibility studies and through economic, financial and people focused sustainability planning.
Stephen Thomas Ltd (ST), Toronto, is Canada’s largest direct marketing agency focusing solely on not-for-profit clients. Halifax Global Inc. has been providing Executive Advisory Services to ST since 2007.
Working with the senior management team, we have provided a wide range of planning, growth, financial, human resources and client related services. As a trusted advisor to the CEO, we regularly act as strategic counsel on a variety of matters and have contributed to the prosperity that ST has enjoyed over the years.
The Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) is a not-for-profit professional organization with approximately 600 members from across Nova Scotia. The NSCDA has been growing rapidly and in 2016 Halifax Global Inc. was selected to work with them to create a new Strategic Plan. The new Plan was adopted in 2017 and one of the strategies was to move from a Working Board to a Governance Board. Halifax Global Inc. was chosen to work with them on this vital initiative.
Collaborating closely with the client, the first step was to determine the Rules of Governance followed by the creation of associated policies and bylaws, consistent with the major changes taking place. The transition was successfully completed in 2018. Halifax Global Inc. continues to work with NSCDA on other planning activities.
Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home was facing imminent discontinuation of its operations. The Board and management embarked on a strategic planning process to repurpose their well-equipped facility to address the unmet needs of underserved groups within the Miramichi community.
Halifax Global Inc. was engaged to undertake a community consultation and engagement process that successfully identified various services that could be delivered from the repurposed facility. Defining services consistent with the principles and philosophies of the founding religious order that had been serving the community for more than 70 years was key to the project’s success; as was development of a strategic business plan that charted a course to implementation and continuing financial sustainability.
Since the turn of the millennium, we have experienced significant regional changes in Canada’s forest products sector. The emergence of such fundamental change drivers as new and mostly free online advertising technologies and applications, growth of e-commerce, and shifting characteristics of demand for new residential construction, particularly in the United States have resulted in mill closures, employment reductions and harvest declines.
Halifax Global Inc. has worked with governments and five communities across multiple Canadian provinces to explore potential industrial restructuring and facility repurposing opportunities to mitigate the economic impacts of a changing forest sector. Through extensive community and stakeholder consultations, feasibility assessment of new biorefining processes, and comprehensive strategic business planning we have helped these clients develop viable pathways to sustainable futures.
For more than 40 years, CCRW been has “paving the way to a fully inclusive nation” by connecting job seekers with disabilities and employers across the country. People with disabilities represent an untapped talent pool and in today’s competitive talent market, smart businesses are recognizing the advantages of creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.
Over the past 15 years, Halifax Global Inc. has had the privilege of supporting CCRW in their work. We have been involved with a variety of projects including strategic, business and operational planning, workshop facilitation, research projects, and board and stakeholder engagement. We are pleased to play a small role in the immense impact CCRW has every day on their clients and businesses across the country.
As the cultural and community hub for Dartmouth, NS, Alderney Landing is playing a pivotal role in the revitalization of downtown Dartmouth. At the same time, there is a sense that it could be so much more than what it is today. To explore this potential, the Board engaged Halifax Global Inc. to undertake a strategic planning exercise in the fall of 2018.
Working in close collaboration with the Strategic Planning Committee of the board, extensive input was received from the community through an online survey and a community workshop, supplemented with additional input from key partners, members of the Board and staff. The outcome, including renewed mission and vision statements and a comprehensive plan to guide the organization over the next three to five years, was approved by the board in the spring of 2019.
Our clients reflect the full spectrum of the Canadian economy – from large corporate sector organisations to small start-ups; from federal and provincial government departments and agencies through community-focussed economic development groups to regulatory authorities; from post-secondary educational institutions to leading-edge research institutions, and from industry associations to service-focussed not-for-profits. We have worked with organisations working in the energy, forestry, and agricultural sectors, in building products and other manufacturing segments, in science and technology and health research, health care and services to persons with disabilities.
Professionalism doesn’t just happen. You need to work at it – and you need to connect with others inside and outside your field. We also believe in taking an active role in our community – in giving back. Here are a few of our many connections.
"CCRW has engaged Halifax Global as our strategic and business planning consultant and facilitator for many years. Our work together has helped CCRW focus and grow our organization over time. The consulting team is highly experienced, professional and a pleasure to work with."
Maureen Haan, President & CEO, The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
"We engaged Halifax Global to facilitate our strategic planning session. Chris kept us on track and guided us through the day and a half session so that by the end, we had met our objectives. It was well done. We were very pleased with the outcome."
Dean Robertson, President and CEO, The Shaw Group Ltd.
"We were amazed at the difference our partnership with Halifax Global Inc. made to our structure, policies and organization. Using the tools provided by the skilled consultants at Halifax Global Inc., we were able to create a clear, achievable vision for the future growth of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association."
Kathy McKee, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Career Development Association
"Halifax Global’s expertise and knowledge of effective community and stakeholder consultations served us very well in identifying the community-focused activities that will define Mount St. Joseph’s post-nursing home future; and their strategic planning experience provided us with a practical guide to managing that transition."
Debbie Walls, CEO and Administrator, Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, Miramichi, NB
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Andy Cutten: 902.488.6291
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Chris Hornberger: 902.449.1902
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Peter Milley: 902.452.9439
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