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The mass casualty that took place in Nova Scotia in April 2020 took the lives of many innocent people and left others with serious physical and emotional injuries. We know the scale of the loss and trauma is broad and has affected the sense of safety for many people in our communities, province, country, and beyond. It is important for the Commission to capture the far-reaching and ongoing effects to help inform and shape the findings and recommendations to make communities safer.

From the start, the Commission has been focused on consulting and working with those most affected to understand their perspectives and how they would like to work with the Commission. We are taking this same approach to working with the public. We will be inviting people from the communities where the events took place, and across Nova Scotia and beyond to contribute by sharing their experience about how the mass casualty affected or continues to affect them. Before we do that, we want to understand how people would like to share their stories to make sure we collect this often difficult information in a way that works best for them.

All stories and experiences gathered through this process will be collected and reviewed by the Commission. Sharing Your Experience is one of the many ways the Commission is gathering information about the mass casualty; others include investigations, document review, research, public proceedings and other public engagement activities.

If you would like to share your experience, we want to know about the best ways for you to do so. Please fill out the approximately four minute survey below. This survey is anonymous and will be open until November 30, 2021. We expect to invite people to share their experience in early 2022, based on the feedback gathered in this survey.

Some of the information within this website may be disturbing or upsetting for some visitors. This website deals with information about events that include gun and other violence, including gender-based violence and intimate partner violence. If you need to leave at any point, there is a “quick exit” button at the top of the website. This website also includes some suggested resources, should you be in need of support.

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