Group of IX Seniors' Advisory Council of Nova Scotia

The Department of Seniors consults regularly with the Group of IX Seniors' Advisory Council of Nova Scotia. The "Group of IX" is independent of government and may consult with other organizations and special interest groups in an effort to be fully informed and representative of the senior population of the province. The Group of IX has recently had significant input into such seniors-related government programs as Seniors' Pharmacare and the Continuing Care Strategy.

Organizations participating in the Group of IX must be affiliated with national bodies that meet with the Government of Canada through the Congress of National Seniors Organizations, a national forum for seniors' issues.

Organizations whose elected representatives form the Group of IX are highlighted below.

CARP - A New Vision of Aging in Canada

CARP is a national organization that promotes the rights and quality of life for Zoomers - Canadians aged fifty and over. A non-profit association that does not receive government funding, CARP advocates for social change, provides financial benefits and information to members and community involvement through its Chapter networks.

For more information, contact:

Bill VanGorder, President
Phone: (902) 453-4077

Leo Dillman
Phone: (902) 406-6647

Community Links / Rep. Canadian Pensioners Concerned (CPC)

Canadian Pensioners Concerned promotes the existence of a society that takes pride in seeing that all persons, regardless of age, have a right to realize their full potential. CPC advocates for seniors at a national level on a variety of issues. Community Links is the Nova Scotia Division of Canadian Pensioners Concerned.

For more information, contact:

Bill Poole, President
Phone: (902) 582-1229

Anne Corbin
Phone: (902) 422-0914

CPC National Website:

National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR)

FSNA protects the benefits and promotes the interests of people (and their spouses and survivors) who have retired from the ranks of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and federally appointed judges. Federal Retirees who have questions about their pensions may call the Superannuation Directorate at 1-800-561-7930 for information.

For more information, contact:

Peter Kerr, National Director
Phone: (902) 678-3393 or (902) 680-5129

David Murdoch, Provincial Advocacy Officer
Phone: (902) 275-2309

Federation of Senior Citizens and Pensioners of Nova Scotia (FSCPNS)

This organization is composed of seniors clubs and councils. It monitors seniors programs, services, and benefits and also advocates for their maintenance.

For more information, contact:

Bernie LaRusic, President
Phone: (902) 562-1901

Alma Johnston-Tynes, 1st. Vice-President
Phone: (902) 434-1829

Section of Senior and Retired Doctors (SSRD) of Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Merv Shaw, Chair
Phone: (902) 423-0693

Nova Scotia Government Retired Employees Association (NSGREA)

NSGREA is dedicated to the well-being and advocacy of retirees who are in receipt of a pension from the Nova Scotia Public Servant Power Corporation, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, Canadian Union of Public Employees (NS Transportation) and the Nova Scotia Public Servants. All recipients of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Allowance may join. Pension Plan. These include the Nova Scotia Power Corporation, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, Canadian Union of Public Employees (NS Transportation) and the Nova Scotia Public Servants. All recipients of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Allowance may join.

For more information, contact:

Bernard Conrad, President
Phone: (902) 876-2469

Ernestine Gouthro
Phone: (902) 443-7921

Regroupement des Aînées et Aînés de la Nouvelle-Écosse (RANE)

Les buts du Regroupement sont:

  • de promouvoir les intérêts généraux et particuliers de la population aînée acadienne et francophone de le Nouvelle-Écosse.
  • d'assurer l'épanouissement de cette population.
  • d'être le porte-parole autorisé de cette population.

Le Regroupement se penche sur des sujets et domaines qui touchent particulièrement les aînées tels que les pensions, les soins à domicile, la santé, etc. Il organise aussie des activités et ateliers à l'échelle provinciale.

Le Regroupement compte plus des membres répartis dans les sept régions acadiennnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour de plus amples renseignements au sujet des activités du Regroupement ou pour devenir membre, n'hésitez pas à communiquer avec le bureau du Regroupement au (902) 433-0860.

Pour obtenir plus de details téléphoner:

Stan Surette, President
Téléphone: (902) 762-2457 or (902) 648-8212

Léonard LeFort, Vice-President
Téléphone: (902) 224-0578

Nova Scotia Retired Teachers Organization

Mission Statement: The Retired Teachers Organization is the official body representing the retired teachers of Nova Scotia and will advance, promote and protect the welfare of its members.

For more information, contact:

Jim Kavanaugh, President
Phone: (902) 862-3833

Randall Holmesdale, Past President
Phone: (902) 538-8173

Royal Canadian Legion, Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command (RCL)

The Legion is a non-profit, dues-supported organization that assumes a major responsibility for continuing Remembrance in Canada. It also focuses on obtaining adequate pensions and other well-earned benefits for veterans and their dependants.

For more information, contact:

Bob Evans, District F Commander, Royal Canadian Legion
Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command
61 Gloria McCluskey Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 2Z3
Phone: (902) 429-4090, (902) 827-4340

Byron Mullett
Phone: (902) 429-4090