NS Dept of Seniors


SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population



Website: http://novascotia.ca/seniors/

Twitter: @NSSeniors on Twitter

Grant Programs: (http://novascotia.ca/seniors/)

Senior Safety Grant

Senior Safety Programs

Age-Friendly Communities Grant Program

Positive Aging Grant Program

Seniors’ Literacy and Learning Grant Program

Community Champions Training Event Contribution

Senior Abuse Awareness Day

Welcome to the NS Department of Seniors

The Department of Seniors is committed to ensuring the inclusion, well-being, and independence of seniors in Nova Scotia by facilitating the development of policies on aging and programs for seniors across government and through the provision and coordination of strategic planning, support, services, programs and information. This is achieved through leadership and collaboration with partners.


Nova Scotia is an inclusive society of caring communities that supports the wellbeing of seniors and values their contributions (Strategy for Positive Aging in Nova Scotia, 2005).


  • To lead the implementation of the Strategy for Positive Aging in Nova Scotia.
  • To facilitate the planning, development, and coordination of policies, programs, and services for seniors in partnership with government departments, seniors, and voluntary seniors’ groups.
  • To consult with seniors and ensure their views are considered by the province in the development of policies, programs, and services.
  • To serve as a single entry point to the Government of Nova Scotia – providing information on programs and services for seniors and their families and responding to seniors’ issues and concerns.

Department of Seniors Staff

Shalini Keel Administrative Assistant to CEO (902) 424-4737
Faizal Nanji Director Corporate Strategy and Policy (902) 424-7921
Wendy Aird Director of Programs (902) 424-4649
Lindsay Lewis Communications Advisor (902) 424-7558
Pauline Cuvelier Officer Manager (902) 424-5461
Kate Scott Secretary II (902) 424-4255
Jocelyn Yerxa Community Development Officer (902) 424-4779
Jacqueline Campbell Community Development Officer (902) 424-6211

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