Board Election 2023-24

Board Election 2023-24

Nominations are open until Feb. 21 for two seats on the Board of Directors.


Nominations are being accepted for two vacancies on the Doctors Nova Scotia Board of Directors:

  • One specialist from inside Metro Halifax
  • One family physician from outside Metro Halifax

Nominations open on Monday, Jan. 9 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Physicians from equity-deserving populations are particularly welcome to apply. Doctors Nova Scotia is striving to include a broader diversity of perspectives in  governance positions, to ensure the organization serves all members.

All nominations must be made by nomination form.


Voting in the Board election runs from March 7-24. Candidate information and ballots will be available before voting begins. Results will be made available on March 28.

Board role

The Board of Directors is responsible for developing and executing the strategic direction, approving governing policy and overseeing the management of Doctors Nova Scotia.

Length of terms

All seats are for three-year terms. If elected, board members may serve two consecutive three-year terms.

Board meetings

There are approximately six meetings per year, usually held on Fridays.


Board members are entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria as outlined in the association’s Honoraria and Expense Policy.

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Doctors Nova Scotia is committed to developing and supporting a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for both physicians and staff. We encourage applicants from equity-deserving populations to apply and self-identify when completing the skills and attributes survey.  We also encourage all applicants to share how they will bring an equity lens to leadership positions at DNS. Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an integral component of DNS through our Strategic Plan and EDI framework. DNS considers EDI to be outcomes which are achieved through processes and tools such as reconciliation, decolonization and accessibility.

When DNS refers to “EDI work,” it is including the processes that can lead to the outcomes of EDI for all. The association’s commitments to EDI are upheld through regular education sessions; a Respectful Workplace Policy for staff, Board and committee members; external audits; a staff EDI committee; and routine application of an equity lens in all organizational decision-making. As outlined in our Board and Committee Diversity Policy, the Board will strive to foster a brave space that tackles challenging topics with respect and care, and where everyone feels comfortable participating.  If you have questions about how DNS can ensure a safe place for you or how the expression of interest process can accommodate your needs, we invite you to reach out to Maddi McKay, Chair, EDI Committee. 


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; admin team lead; board and committee support; section inquiries; admin support
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4900