Tracey Taweel

Executive Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Communities & Social Impact
Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Tracey Taweel serves as part of Nova Scotia’s Executive Deputy Minister Team, which works horizontally across government departments to provide strategic leadership, direction and coordination of information, and advice to government in addressing pressing social issues within Nova Scotia.  

Tracey also leads a seasoned team of professionals at the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA). The IGA team provides cross-government leadership in the development of strategies and approaches that best position the Province to build relationships and compete on a regional, national and international stage. This work includes intergovernmental relations, trade policy, protocol and international relations.

Tracey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations, a Bachelor of Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation from Royal Roads University, British Columbia.

Prior to her current position, Tracey served as Deputy Minister, Community Services and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women; Deputy Minister, Communities, Culture and Heritage and Chief Executive Officer of Immigration. Tracey rose through the ranks at Communications Nova Scotia where she served as Associate Deputy Minister and provided direction on all internal and external communications issues across government.