2017 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Excellence in Public Administration: Call for Nominations
You are invited to nominate an exceptional public servant for the 2017 IPAC Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration. This prestigious award recognizes exceptional achievement in public administration and encourages quality service in all orders of government. The Medal and certificate are presented at an annual ceremony by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, patron of the award.
Who is eligible:
A nominee should have significantly changed the performance or delivery of public administration in Nova Scotia. The award criteria are:
• A unique and outstanding contribution to public administration in the federal, provincial, municipal or academic fields.
• A contribution related to public administration as opposed to scientific or technical work.
• Activities related to community service and/or furthering IPAC will only be considered supporting evidence.
Who cannot be nominated:
Anyone holding elected political office cannot be nominated while holding office. Members of the Awards Committee cannot be nominated.
How to nominate someone:
Anyone may nominate a person for the award. As well, the IPAC Awards Committee considers the nominations from the two preceding years during its review.
The nomination package should include, but is not limited to:
• Cover letter including reasons for the nomination
• Resume of the nominee
• Statements supporting the nomination from at least three references
• Supporting documentation, as appropriate (newspaper articles, citations, etc.)
Nominations will be kept in strict confidence.
Public sector employees in Nova Scotia have made many important contributions to the improvement of public administration in the province and beyond. The IPAC Nova Scotia Regional Group is proud to be able to recognize outstanding achievement by way of this Medal program.
Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings and Events
Twenty percent of Nova Scotians have a disability, and this number is growing with our aging population. To help ensure that all Nova Scotians are able to participate in events, the Accessibility Directorate has developed a Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings and Events. The Large-print accessible-PDF is available on the Accessibility Directorate’s website.Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act states that we will become an accessible province by 2030 by preventing and removing barriers in areas of: information and communication; employment; education; the delivery and receipt of goods and services; the built environment; and transportation. Improving accessibility at meetings and events is just one step towards this goal.
Regardless of the size of your event, accessibility considerations can be incorporated into all areas of the planning process. This Guide provides you with suggestions to consider to ensure all attendees can fully participate in the proceedings.
For more information about hosting accessible meetings and events, please contact the Accessibility Directorate at or 902-424-8280.
Order of Nova Scotia
The Order of Nova Scotia is the highest honour that the province can bestow on an individual. It recognizes people who have made an exceptional contribution to their community and the province. Some individuals who have been invested into the Order of Nova Scotia are household names. Others have enriched the life of our province through acts and deeds that are known to only a few. But they all share one very important thing: they have been nominated by their fellow Nova Scotians for the honour.
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to nominate individuals in your community. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Protocol Office website at http://novascotia.ca/iga/order.asp or, you can call and request that a nomination form be sent to you. Please contact Ms. Sharon Burrows, A/Coordinator of the Order of Nova Scotia Program at (902) 424-2467, or .
Ms. Burrows will be pleased to assist you by forwarding material or answering any questions you may have regarding the Order of Nova Scotia. The closing date for nominations is Friday, March 16, 2018.
Thank you for your consideration and co-operation. I look forward to receiving the nominations of deserving Nova Scotians from communities across the province to this prestigious Order.
Parental Accommodations Committee
The Parental Accommodations Committee has released their Final Report. Click here for a copy of the Report. On January 29, 2018, President Geoff Stewart wrote to Minister Mombourquette endorsing the Committee'sthe Committee's Report and full compensation. Click here to view a copy of this correspondence.