Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association

Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association is the collective voice for advancing world class nursing homes in Nova Scotia.  Founded in 2011, we are a not-for-profit Association supporting not-for-profit, for-profit, municipal, and multi-facility nursing homes across the province of Nova Scotia. We are solution-focused, and bring an innovative approach to address opportunities and challenges across the sector.

Our Association believes in advocating and leading to influence change. We are committed to innovative approaches that ensure safe, high-quality standards of care. We support our members by sharing best practices through facilitated discussions; offering educational and networking opportunities; and engaging direct feedback on government policy and sector issues.



Michele Lowe

Executive Director

Michele has devoted her career to continuing care for 25 years, holding numerous management positions and is currently Executive Director of the Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association. She has an Executive Masters in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount St. Vincent.

Michele is known for her strategic management and strong communications and public relations expertise as well as her innovation and ability to inspire collaboration and to develop lasting partnerships. She is a creative thinker with a passion for this sector.



    Kyle Richardson

    Board Chair

    Director, First Nations and Regional Manager, Sydney Enhanced Care | Shannex

      Michelle Langille


      Director of Care | Oakwood Terrace

        Andrew Holland


        CEO | Cumberland Senior Care Corporation

          Sue MacDougall


          CEO | Windsor Elms Village

            Stephen Dorion


            CEO/Administrator | Inverary Manor

              Tara Fiander- Deveau


              Director of Operations, Atlantic
              GEM Health Care Group

                Kim Carroll


                Administrator, Nakile Home for Special Care

                Advocacy is a strategic priority for our Association. We are a respected collective voice for this critical sector within the Nova Scotia health care system with an ear to the ground about the needs, strengths, challenges, opportunities awaiting, and the investments needed for long term care.

                From the front lines, to behind the scenes, to the leadership and governance tables; from quality care standards to best practices, to staffing needs and infrastructure, we have expansive expertise that is recognized by community partners, orders of government, media, business, and communities.

                Our campaign, It’s Our Turn, along with an extensive communications strategy, shone the spotlight brightly on long term care and this increased awareness garnered significant outcomes. We advocated strongly for a Ministerial portfolio and department dedicated to long term care. We were very pleased to see the creation of the first provincial department of seniors and long term care. Our call to action was rewarded with investments in infrastructure, staff recruitment support, increased infection prevention and control resources and wage increases for front line staff.

                Long term care is gaining strong momentum and we are proud to play a lead role in the transformation that is on the horizon.

                Advocacy matters!

                NHNSA RESOURCES

                NHNSA Annual Report 2023

                2023 NHNSA Member Directory

                NHNSA Annual Report 2022

                NHNSA Strategic Plan 2022