Welcome to the NS Department of Seniors

The Department of Seniors is committed to ensuring the inclusion, well-being, and independence of seniors in Nova Scotia by facilitating the development of policies on aging and programs for seniors across government and through the provision and coordination of strategic planning, support, services, programs and information. This is achieved through leadership and collaboration with partners.


Nova Scotia is an inclusive society of caring communities that supports the wellbeing of seniors and values their contributions (Strategy for Positive Aging in Nova Scotia, 2005).


  • To lead the implementation of the Strategy for Positive Aging in Nova Scotia.
  • To facilitate the planning, development, and coordination of policies, programs, and services for seniors in partnership with government departments, seniors, and voluntary seniors' groups.
  • To consult with seniors and ensure their views are considered by the province in the development of policies, programs, and services.
  • To serve as a single entry point to the Government of Nova Scotia - providing information on programs and services for seniors and their families and responding to seniors' issues and concerns.