News release

Lieutenant-Governor Recognizes Excellence in Public Administration

Joyce d’Entremont, CEO of Mountains and Meadows Care Group, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

The medal is awarded annually to a person in public administration who exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment.

“Joyce d’Entremont has been instrumental in providing services that support independence, development opportunities and dignity for residents in our province,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “As a champion for positive change, she ensures that the needs of Nova Scotians guide the future direction of care and disability support programs.”

Ms. d’Entremont is a respected professional in Nova Scotia’s long-term care, disability support and acute care sectors. At the local level, her visionary leadership has transformed Mountains and Meadows Care Group, which operates homes for seniors and people with disabilities, into a leading practice. At the provincial level, she is known for her involvement with boards and sector committees.

Her innovative approaches have resulted in collaborations with the government, sector colleagues and committees with Health Association Nova Scotia. Ms. d’Entremont is committed to leading by example and actively demonstrates that quality care for all Nova Scotians comes first.

The prestigious award is presented annually by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, who serves as its patron. It is sponsored by Davis Pier and administered by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Nova Scotia.


Joyce d’Entremont is an exemplary leader with a focus on local community, which IPAC strives to promote and support. Her commitment to serving her community and profession has been demonstrated time and time again through her advocacy, collaboration and innovation. We are greatly appreciative of Joyce’s continued dedication and commitment to Nova Scotians. Cynthia Ryan, Chair, IPAC Nova Scotia

Quick Facts:

  • 35 people have been awarded the medal since 1986
  • the award recipient is chosen from nominations submitted by the government and academic organizations each year
  • the Institute of Public Administration of Canada includes members from all levels of government, public sector bodies and institutions

Additional Resources:

For information on the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration, visit:

For information on IPAC Nova Scotia, visit:

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