Section of Family Doctors Council Election

Section of Family Doctors Council Election

The Section of Family Doctors Council advocates for the business and interests of primary care physicians.

Election results

Voting closed on Monday, Oct. 31.

Dr. Emma Leon won the one seat in Digby/Yarmouth/Shelburne counties by acclamation.

An election was required to determine the representatives for the two seats in Inverness/Victoria/Cape Breton and Richmond counties. Drs. Emmanuel Ajuwon and Michel Chiasson were the successful candidates.

Section of Family Doctors
Inverness/Victoria/Cape Breton & Richmond counties


On-line votes


Dr. Emmauel Ajuwon



Dr. Michel Chiasson



Dr. Rhea MacDonald



Note: There were 108 eligible voters; 19 physicians submitted votes, but were able to vote for up to two candidates

Voting eligibility

Members of the Section of Family Doctors may only nominate and vote for physicians from within their own geographic area. All positions are for two-year terms.


All seats are for a two year term. 

Honoraria and travel

Council members receive a $600 honorarium for each meeting and are reimbursed for travel expenses. Physicians have the option to connect to meetings via video-conference. The Council meets about four times a year, usually on Saturday mornings. During the pandemic, the Council has met virtually.

About the Council

The Section of Family Doctors Council advocates for the business and interests of primary care physicians. The council's work involves developing strategies for dealing with key issues that affect the role, responsibilities, and capabilities of primary care physicians.

Influencing change

The council acts as a sounding board for health transformation, often hearing about new initiatives in the earliest stages of their development. The Department of Health and Wellness, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Policy and Health Issues Committee and other health-care partners often solicit feedback from this group on behalf of family physicians across the province.


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; admin team lead; board and committee support; section inquiries; admin support
902-481-4900 (direct)