NS Government: Make an Impact by Joining an Agency, Board or Commission

NS Government: Make an Impact by Joining an Agency, Board or Commission

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 202273 Views

October 17, 2022

Applications are now open for government agencies, boards and commissions, offering Nova Scotians an opportunity to make an impact in areas including healthcare, education, the environment, policing and culture.

The application deadline for some opportunities is November 22. Applications for many other positions are accepted year-round.

“Nova Scotians can help shape their communities and make impactful change by joining an agency, board or commission,” said Pat Dunn, Minister responsible for the Voluntary Sector. “Volunteers are at the heart of our province’s growth and development. They bring in new ideas and create new possibilities for everyone.”

There are more than 180 agencies, boards and commissions in Nova Scotia, created by the government to provide advice and support in specific areas.

Applicants are considered based on their skills and qualifications, taking into account the needs of the individual agency, board or commission. In order to increase the diversity of the agencies, boards and commissions, applications are encouraged from youth, women, Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, people with disabilities, Acadian Nova Scotians, immigrants and newcomers, and persons from the 2SLGBTIQA+ community.

More information and applications are available at https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/abc/ or by calling 1-866-206-6844 (toll free).

Quick Facts:

  • applications will be considered for both current and upcoming vacancies
  • Nova Scotians can apply and track the progress of their applications by creating a profile in the online application system
  • typically, appointees are reimbursed for expenses, and in some cases, paid a modest amount for their services



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