Protocol Mandate

1. Organizes the official visits of:

  • Members of the Royal Family
  • Governor General
  • Heads of State and Government
  • Ambassadors and High Commissioners
  • Consuls General
  • Parliamentarians
  • Foreign Ministers

2. Organizes the Installation Ceremony for:

  • Lieutenant Governor

3. Organizes the Swearing In ceremonies for:

  • Members of the Executive Council

4. Organizes official events on behalf of the Government

  • Receptions
  • Luncheons
  • Dinners
  • Government Award Ceremonies
  • Conferences

5. Provides assistance to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor
    by offering:

  • Protocol advice
  • Ceremony assistance

6. Provides assistance to government departments in:

  • Organizing conferences
  • Acting as committee member
  • Official government events, i.e., sod turnings, official openings
  • Preparing Provincial Government retirement certificates
    on behalf of the Premier

7. Provides service to the public by offering advice on:

  • Official openings
  • Event management
  • Styles of address
  • Flag protocol
  • General protocol

8. Administers The Order of Nova Scotia:

  • Receives nominations
  • Organizes Advisory Council meetings
  • Organizes investiture ceremony and reception
  • Organizes reception and dinner

9. Administers a government gift bank (for official use
      by government departments, agencies, boards and commissions)


  • Promotes Nova Scotia artisans
  • Provides gifts to government departments at cost
  • Provides gifts to visiting dignitaries

10. Provides congratulatory messages for:

  • Birthdays (65 years and over, in five year intervals)
  • Wedding anniversaries (25 years and over,
    in five year intervals)