Agencies, Boards and Commissions
The Province of Nova Scotia needs men and women from all walks of life to serve the public on Nova Scotia’s adjudicative and non-adjudicative agencies, boards, & commissions (ABCs).
All current opportunities are posted on the Agencies, Boards, and Commissions web site.
The province is looking for individuals to join the Council on African Canadian Education (CACE).
CACE is a volunteer provincial advisory council to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Their purpose is to provide advice and guidance to the Minister about the development, implementation, evaluation and funding of educational programs and services for African Nova Scotian learners.
What do I need to know to be a board member?
Council members must promote and have an understanding of the rights and interests of African Nova Scotian learners. They must be familiar with the educational needs, and have a knowledge of programs and services, for African Nova Scotian learners.
Council members must be willing to participate in events and activities in the African Nova Scotia community, in particular those which involve African Nova Scotian learners.
Council members must have an ability to represent the views of African Nova Scotia learners, and make recommendations to the Minister, in a collaborative way with other board members.
In addition, individuals with skills such as previous board governance experience, finance, human resources, policy, research, etc., would be an asset to the CACE board.
What is the time commitment?
Council members are appointed for a three-year term.
The Council meets at least four times per year, usually on the weekends. Council meetings take place in Halifax and reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
What costs are covered?
- Council members are reimbursed for all reasonable travel expenses to attend Council meetings. Expenses are reimbursed based on provincial travel policy.
- In addition to reimbursement for travel, each Council member receives an honorarium for serving on the board. Each member receives $600.00 annually, and the Council chair receives $800.00 annually. The honorarium rate is established by provincial legislation (Council on African-Canadian Education Remuneration and Expenses Regulations).
How many members are on the Council?
- The Council consists of 15-17 members, as outlined in the Ministerial Education Act Regulations.
How do I apply?
All applicants need to submit a cover letter and resume to the Executive Council Office either by mail, fax or email.
One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
P.O. Box 2125
Halifax, NS B3J 3B7
Fax (902) 424-0667
Where do I go for more Information?
- Council on African Canadian Education
- Composition and Role (Section 34 of the Ministerial Regulations): http://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/edmin.htm
- Remuneration and Expenses Regulations: http://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/edafricn.htm
- Education Act: http://nslegislature.ca/legc/statutes/education.pdf
- Provincial Agencies, Boards, & Commissions (Executive Council Office): http://novascotia.ca/exec_council/abc/