Community Leader Sponsors

The Community Leader Program is an incredible opportunity for businesses to give back. Through this sponsorship, companies select a community partner and ensure that the Live Art season remains accessible to its members. Four tickets are set aside for each production for members of the community group, and an additional four tickets are made available to the sponsors! A great way to share the gift of dance with the community at large!
Past community groups include: Easter Seals, Youth Art Connection, iMove/Centre Line Studio, and Laing House.

Only 2 Community Leader Sponsorships left! Email to register your business now!

Colliers Project Leaders Inc., one of Canada’s most respected and specialized project management companies, has been in continuous operation for more than 28 years. The company is owned jointly by its senior management team and Colliers International Inc. Colliers Project Leaders’ corporate headquarters are located in Ottawa, Ontario.

As an independent and objective project management and consulting organization, Colliers serves as an integral part of the client’s team – to plan, manage, oversee and deliver upon our clients’ project goals and objectives.

Working with local partners, United Way Halifax funds programs and services that enable people to live their best lives and strengthen communities. United Way Halifax funds 78 community programs and several partnerships. Our focus is to create vibrant and safe places to live, and solve issues of homelessness, social isolation and food insecurity. Working closely with volunteers, donors, employers, community agencies and government organizations, United Way Halifax is connected to what’s happening on the ground and knows what help is needed.

We are 100 percent focused on people in Halifax and creating lasting change in our community.

At DIRTT Environmental Solutions we’re working to create a positive shift in the construction industry by placing as much value on the environment and people as we do on beautiful and functional design. We use technology to create custom prefab interiors with minimal waste, fast lead times and a precise fit and finish. By giving you complete design freedom, your space looks, feels and functions not only how you imagined it, but even better than you thought possible. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, with a Green Learning Centre in Dartmouth, DIRTT is a Canadian manufacturing success story, with many local projects in Atlantic Canada. This is construction you can feel good about.

Its provincial roots established in 1992, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization working towards a Nova Scotia where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. To date we have built 55 homes throughout the province to help low income working families achieve the goal of successful homeownership.

In 2015, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia welcomed more than 1,040 active volunteers to help with our mission and were privileged to have them donate more than 10,080 hours to help make homeownership a possibility for 9 new families across the province.

An affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, we form part of the more than 63,000 volunteers every year and more than 55 affiliate organizations across the country working toward affordable homeownership.

At Office Interiors we “Love the way we Work” and our corporate Vision is to inspire others to feel the same. The products and services that we offer align with our Mission: “to help our customers create productive work environments”. We focus on building trusting relationships with our customers that allow us to fully understand their needs and have developed a defined “Love the Way You Work” Process to ensure that we do the job right the first time.

Our team of 110 employees, and multiple office locations throughout the Maritimes, enables us to provide full coverage for all facets of our business. Our employees live and breathe our six core values which guide how they do the job; our customers, our communities, our people, our environment, integrity and results. These core values are integrated into everything we do.

The scope of our offerings makes us unique from other providers. We are the only dealership in Atlantic Canada that is able to provide our customers a complete offering of office furniture and office technology. We are the Maritime’s most comprehensive office furniture provider and the region’s only Haworth preferred dealer. We have Atlantic Canada’s largest selection of copiers, printers, phone systems and mailing systems from global leaders Ricoh, Panasonic and Neopost. As the regions only Print Audit Premier dealer, we are able to provide our customers with recommendations on how to best deploy print devices to increase workflow efficiency, improve employee productivity, and reduce costs. As a Laserfiche dealer, our software solutions enable us to provide customers with more efficient methods of producing, capturing, distributing, managing and archiving documents so that they can increase the efficiency of their internal workflows.

Laing House is a drop-in centre for youth aged 16 – 29 living with a mood disorder, psychosis and/or anxiety disorder. Based on peer support, members can meet friends who have gone through similar experiences and support each other as they find wellness.

Laing House first opened its doors in 2001 and became the first youth-based peer support organization in Canada. Since then, it has been providing a support system, access to skills and knowledge, and most importantly, an understanding and accepting family for those who need it.

“At Laing House I met people who were struggling with the same problems I was, and many of them were handling it better than me. They taught me, both through example and explicit instruction, how to surmount mental illness. I also learned a very important secret. Different people cope with mental illness using different strategies, and because several dozen were gathered together at Laing House you could compare and tell which strategies were the best.”
Former Laing House member

The Port of Halifax is a regional economic engine, generating more than 12,400 jobs and contributing over $1.7 billion in economic impact. The world’s largest shipping lines call on the Port of Halifax, connecting the port to more than 150 countries. The beautiful Halifax Seaport is a premier destination, attracting more than 1.2 million visitors each year. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community continues to deliver excellent service. Whether its cargo, cruise or business opportunities, the Port of Halifax is your competitive solution. Learn more at

Phoenix is a non-profit, community based organization located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At Phoenix we believe people matter – all people. Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24, families, and communities across multiple locations in Halifax. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has unique needs and personal strengths. We believe that people are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

“No matter what, I will always stay connected to Phoenix, through volunteering or service projects, because I believe being connected to Phoenix saved my life. Phoenix gives you an option when you don’t think you have any.” – Phoenix youth attending Dalhousie

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada. With more than 200 lawyers and articled clerks supported by more than 250 staff across six offices, McInnes Cooper offers a wide range of legal and business services to industry-leading clients in every major sector and jurisdiction.

McInnes Cooper is committed to ensuring that the highest integrity and quality of service are applied to every client engagement. The firm strives to tailor its approach to best match the objectives of its clients and, in that regard, continuously looks for innovative ways of delivering client service.

Throughout its 158-year history, social responsibility has been a core component of the McInnes Cooper’s culture and operations. The firm’s success is rooted in a commitment to turning knowledge, skills and effort into value for their clients and the community.

The MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning Society (MacPhee Centre) is an alternative, creative learning environment for youth between 12 and 19 years old who are attending school but at risk of dropping out or not completing their formal education. Using creative arts education, the greatest potential is unleashed in young people while encouraging them to embrace lifelong learning and community service as valuable personal goals. Located in downtown Dartmouth, the MacPhee Centre empowers youth by connecting passion with purpose through the arts.

MacPhee Centre is the only program of its kind to combine the environment, education, empowerment & entrepreneurship – and put these pillars firmly in place beneath all the programs and opportunities we offer for youth.

Youth Art Connection (YAC) is an award-winning charity based in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2012 to present) whose mission is to support youth to make positive change in their lives and their community through the power of the arts. YAC supports emerging young artists from priority neighbourhoods and underrepresented backgrounds to develop confidence, improve skills, and increase their artistic activity to the benefit of themselves and their communities. This work is accomplished through youth-led, intergenerational, creative community collaboration projects, that explore how the arts have the power to change lives.

Graduates from YAC’s flagship ARTpreneurs program include street styles dancer Cavell Holland (smallFORTUNE), who currently studies at locations in Nova Scotia, NYC and LA as he pursues his dream of being an international professional dancer.

Youth Art Connection is thrilled to be a recipient of tickets to attend Live Art Dance shows for the 2017-2018 season. Big thanks to Live Art and to McInnes Cooper for making access to this wonderful dance art possible. For more information about YAC and how it can help young people in your communities please check out:

Upcoming Shows

September 21 - 23, 2017
October 5 - 7, 2017
November 17, 2017
January 11-13, 2018
April 26-28, 2018