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 LeBlanc, Chief Worker Adviser: (902) 424-0460
  • Brenda Potvin, Secretary to the Chief Worker Adviser: (902) 424-0132
  • Terrance Brown, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-1810
  • Patricia Dunn, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-1809
  • D. William MacDonald, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-3740
  • Michelle R. Margolian, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-2161
  • Dorothy McLean, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-8203
  • David McCluskey, Workers' Adviser (902) 424-5394
  • Bill Powroz, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-0478
  • Jane Spurr, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-0477
  • Stephen R. Lawlor, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-7292
  • Vanessa Nicholson, Workers' Adviser: (902) 424-3554
  • Heather Belanger, Secretary: (902) 424-1806
  • Terry Cox, Secretary: (902) 424-5050
  • Janice Harnish, Secretary: (902) 424-1807
  • Margaret Odell, Intake Clerk: (902) 424-0459

Sydney Office Staff:

  • Eleanor Neal, Workers' Adviser: (902) 563-2299
  • Rick MacCuish, Workers' Adviser: (902) 563-2297
  • Kelley Flannigan, Secretary: (902) 563-2302
  • Shirley DiPersio: (902) 563-2301
  • Linda Peckham, Supervisor Office Services: (902) 563-2286

Reports