Nova Scotians from all parts of the province are needed to serve on the province’s 155 agencies, boards and commissions.
Applications are now being accepted through a new online application system. All Nova Scotia residents are eligible to apply for these volunteer positions.
Nova Scotians can apply to serve on a variety of agencies, boards and commissions, including library, hospital and police advisory boards, colleges and boards of self-regulating health professions, the Film Classification Board, the Legal Aid Commission, the Council on Mi’kmaq Education, and the Minimum Wage Review Committee.
“With legal and education training, I have a unique skillset and I can offer information about the African Nova Scotian experience in rural parts of the province,” said Misty Morrison, member of the Council of African Canadian Education. “Being able to share directly with the minister is really important for my community. That’s how change happens. If you think you have something to offer, and you’re passionate about the work, just do it. Take a chance.”
To learn more, and to apply, visit novascotia.ca/abc or call 902-424-4877 or 1-866-206-6844. The application deadline for some opportunities is Oct. 31.
Applicants are assessed on their skills and qualifications, taking the needs of the individual agency, board or commission into account. Applications will be considered for both current and upcoming vacancies. Typically, appointees are reimbursed for expenses, and, in some cases, paid a small stipend for their services.
The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy. Applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, women and members of other employment equity groups are welcomed. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify when applying for appointment.