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Workers' Advisers Program : NS Labour and Workforce Development

Program Overview

The Workers' Advisers Program is a legislated provincial government service. It is independent from the Workers' Compensation Board, and provides legal services to claimants under the Workers' Compensation Act. The Workers' Advisers Program is supervised by the Chief Worker Adviser.

Statement of Goals and Objectives

The Workers' Advisers Program is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a program to advise, assist and represent injured workers who have been denied benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act while maintaining appropriate financial controls of the expenditures.

Contact Information

Halifax Office:

Workers' Advisers Program
5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 502
P.O. Box 1063
Halifax, NS B3J 2X1

Telephone (Voice and TDD): 424-5050
Toll Free in NS: 1-800-774-4712
Fax: (902) 424-0530
Halifax Staff Listing

Sydney Office:

Workers' Advisers Program
1030 Upper Prince Street, Suite 5
Sydney, NS B1P 5P6 Telephone: (902) 563-2302
Toll Free in Nova Scotia: 1-800-890-6786
Fax: (902) 563-2298
Sydney Staff Listing

Halifax Office Staff:

  • Kenneth H. LeBlanc, Chief Worker Adviser (902) 424-0460
  • Brenda Potvin, Supervisor Office Services (902) 424-0132
  • Sam Mayen, Administrative Assistant to Chief Worker Adviser (902) 424-3930
  • Dorothy McLean, Registrar (902) 424-8203
  • Bill MacDonald, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-3740
  • Bill Powroz, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-0478
  • Danielle St George, Workers’ Adviser (902) 424-3880
  • David McCluskey Workers’ Adviser (902) 424-5394
  • Jane Spurr, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-0477
  • Michelle Margolian, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-2161
  • Patricia Dunn, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-1809
  • Stephen Lawlor, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-7292
  • Terrance Brown, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-1810
  • Vanessa Nicholson, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-3554
  • Heather Belanger, Secretary (902) 424-6569
  • Janice Harnish, Secretary (902) 424-1807
  • Terry Cox, Secretary (902) 424-1806
  • Margaret Odell, Intake Clerk (902) 424-0459

Sydney Office Staff:

  • Rick MacCuish, Workers' Adviser (902) 563-2290
  • Kelley Flannigan, Secretary (902) 563-2301
  • Lorraine MacNeil, Secretary (902) 563-2302