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February 8, 2022

This update includes information about the Share Your Experience survey.

The April 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia took the lives of many innocent people and left others with serious physical and emotional injuries. We know the scale of the loss and the trauma is broad and has affected the sense of safety for people in different ways in communities across Canada and beyond.

From the start, the Commission has been focused on consulting and working with those most affected – families, first responders, individuals and communities – to understand their perspectives and experiences. We also want to make sure we are listening to the public and to hear from anyone affected by the mass casualty.

In November, we conducted an online survey to ask you how you would like to share your stories to make sure we collect this often difficult information in a way that works best for you. The majority of you told us that you were most comfortable providing your experience in writing online, but would appreciate a series of questions to help shape your responses. Based on your feedback, we have created a survey that you can use to help share your experience.

You can complete the survey here.

All stories and experiences gathered through the Share Your Experience process will be collected and reviewed by the Commission. They will help inform our recommendations and ensure the broad impact of the mass casualty is reflected in the final report. This process 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 prefer to send your submission via email, please send it to us at

For those who need assistance or would like to set up a time to speak to someone directly either over the telephone, video call, or in person as COVID-19 restrictions allow, please email or call 902-407-7532 (local) or 1-833-635-2501 (toll-free).

Content Warning: The following video contains scenes including the discharging of firearms causing death. There is a “quick exit” button at the top of the website if you need it, and Wellness Supports are also listed.

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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