Having an opportunity to serve your community is available to all Nova Scotia residents and I invite you to apply. There are over 100 Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) that require members to serve and provide government with advice. These ABCs include Health, Policing, Agriculture, Education, Culture, Environment, Transportation and more.
Some of these ABCs are advisory committees, councils, corporate boards and adjudicative bodies. Detailed information about ABCs including what they do, how often they meet, selection criteria and other information is available online at https://novascotia.ca/apps/abc/DeptABCList.aspx.
Serving on one of these ABCs provides an opportunity for residents to bring their personal and professional strengths together with others to help make a real impact on our communities.
To apply you may view online application systems and select an ABC that is of interest to you. Most ABCs accept applications anytime throughout the year and are considered as part of the recruitment campaign.
The Government of Nova Scotia has an employment equity policy and people from diverse communities are welcome to apply.
I would encourage all of my constituents to learn more about ABCs as your skillset can certainly contribute to an effective team and I am anxious to have Colchester North represented. I know you have the potential to make a positive impact.
Once your application has been submitted you will receive an email to confirm that and will be contacted if more information is required. If you are a successful applicant, the department responsible for the ABC you applied for will contact you and provide further information. Your personal information will be treated as confidential and your application will be kept on file for 2 years from the date submitted.
Some examples of ABCs include, but not limited to:
Agriculture – Farm Loan Board, Nova Scotia
Communities, Culture & Heritage – Library Board, Colchester/East Hants Regional
Environment – Environmental Assessment Review Panel
Finance & Treasury Board – Liquor Corporation, Nova Scotia
Community Services – Assistance Appeal Board – Cumberland/Colchester Region
Education & Early Childhood Development – Provincial Advisory Council on Education
Health & Wellness – Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of
Justice – Human Rights Commission, Nova Scotia
Labour & Advanced Education – Apprenticeship Agency, Nova Scotia
Municipal Affairs – Fire Services Advisory Committee
Status of Women – Status of Women, Advisory Council on the
Karen Casey, MLA