Welcome to the

Community Sector Council SkillsPass Marketplace

Our first Strategic Priority is to provide the tools, skills and knowledge to increase the capacity of new and existing nonprofit and voluntary organizations province-wide and ensure they build a flexible and diverse workforce that will thrive in today’s innovative digital economy.

How it Works

Through our partnership with Labour and Advanced Education and SkillsPass, a training management platform, you can access a library of online courses, training, and webinars specific to our industry. SkillsPass training programs are designed to help leaders, managers, employees, and job seekers develop the necessary skills to succeed in today’s workforce. 

Leaders and Managers

SkillsPass has an experience for Employers and Managers. Employers are able to create a private portal to oversee all staff and all their training done via the CSCNS SkillsPass Marketplace. Easily track and manage employee training, and ensure your staff are well equipped to help your organization succeed.


Being successful in today’s competitive workforce requires up-to-date knowledge and skills training. Upgrade your skills from the comfort of your own home with free high-quality courses designed for you. Get ahead and stay ahead with SkillsPass.

Job Seekers

Today’s job market is a competitive place, where things change fast and keeping your skills fresh is essential. Prepare yourself for success with SkillsPass and learn what matters to you, at your own pace. Stand out from the crowd with SkillsPass.


The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) is committed to the success and sustainability of a vibrant network of over 6000 nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations that collectively contribute $1.7billion in direct, indirect and spinoff benefits to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Nova Scotia. We connect, advocate for, and provide training opportunities to nonprofits, social enterprises and voluntary organizations across the province.


We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Register Today and Start Training

Determine your training needs and browse our extensive list of programs

Select your program and register your information

View all your training certificates in one place and share with others

Have any questions regarding our programs?

Contact Information

For more information about the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia and training please email info@csn-ns.ca