Department Contacts

Key Contacts


Honourable Zach Churchill -
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
(902) 424-4236
(biography and image available)

Deputy Minister

Cathy Montreuil
Deputy Minister, Education and Early Childhood Development
(902) 424-5643
(biography and image available)


Communications Administrative Support


Twitter Feed - @nseducation
News Releases -

Information Access and Privacy

Manager of Information Access and Privacy (FOIPOP) -
(902) 424-5295

Program Teams

Centre for Learning Excellence

Branch Phone: (902) 424-5829
Divisions: Teacher Education | Student Assessment and Evaluation | Student Achievement | Educational Research and Partnerships | Teacher Certification

Early Years

Branch Phone: (902) 424-3673
Divisions: Early Years Development Services | Early Years Integration

Education Innovation Programs and Services

Branch Phone: (902) 424-5745
Divisions: Innovative Curriculum Development | Learning Resources and Technology | Career Exploration and Experiential Learning | Personal Development and Wellness

Finance and Operations

Branch Phone: (902) 424-7366
Divisions: Chief Operating Office | Facilities Management | Financial Services | Financial Planning | Information Technology

French Programs and Services

Branch Phone: (902) 424-3927
Divisions: French First Language | French Second Language | French Language Grants

Strategic Policy and Research

Branch Phone: (902) 424-4740
Divisions: Policy and Planning | Research and Information Management | Statistics and Data Management

Student Equity and Support Services

Branch Phone: (902) 424-7454
Divisions: Student Services | African Canadian Services | Mi'kmaq Services