Deputy Minister/CEO

Deputy Minister and CEO Justin Huston


Justin Huston is the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Aboriginal Affairs and Deputy Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

Prior to becoming CEO of Aboriginal Affairs in December 2016, he served as the Executive Director of Aboriginal Affairs and as Director of Consultation.

Justin was named Deputy Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage which also includes African Nova Scotian Affairs, Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, and Gaelic Affairs in June 2019.

Justin joined the provincial government in 2002 working at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture on coastal management issues. He has a Master of Marine Management from Dalhousie University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.