Strengthening Local Voices

Strengthening Local Voices in Education

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is gathering information from Nova Scotians – students, staff, families, and the public – as it takes steps to strengthen local voices in Nova Scotia’s school system. Stay tuned for updates on our engagement work here.

Nova Scotia is committed to supporting local voice and improving opportunities for school community members to provide feedback and input that supports student achievement and well-being.

Phase 1 of Engagement:

  • The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) engaged with School Advisory Councils (SACs) through an online survey, an online townhall using software called ThoughtExchange, and regional focus groups.
  • You can read our invitation to participate: English | French
  • You can read our thank you email to SACs: English | French
  • Learn more about SACs here.

Phase 2 of Engagement:

  • In December 2022 and January 2023, EECD gave Nova Scotians the opportunity to provide feedback through an online survey and an online townhall using software called ThoughtExchange.
  • Focus group work is currently underway for English and French staff, students, and Ministerial Advisory groups.

Next steps:

Following the completion of our focus group sessions, all information will be compiled and analysed. EECD will report back on what we heard in Spring/Summer 2023 and share potential actions.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate at