Become a Member

Benefits of membership

Wouldn’t it be nice to count on a single provider for your most important service needs?  YOU CAN. With over 60 years of experience in delivering shared services, we are industry-respected professionals specializing in:

  • Clinical Engineering ~ Count on industry-leading knowledge. Our technology services are recognized nationally for expertise and service.
  • Group Benefits Solutions ~ We understand you. We’re a group benefits provider who specializes in servicing the healthcare industry.
  • Labour Relations and Compensation Analysis ~ Peace of mind included. We offer expert legal, HR and compensation support for one flat yearly fee.
  • Member & Partner Engagement ~ MPE provides policy support to the three Health Association continuing care member forums (Continuing Care Council, the Home Care Network and Diverse Abilities NS), helping them to develop solutions to system challenges through representation. MPE also administers the Continuing Care Assistant Program and the Dementia: Understanding the Journey course. We are also the lead agency for HSP-Net.

Health Association Nova Scotia is also a joint sponsor of the Nova Scotia Health Employees’ Pension Plan. NSHEPP is one of the largest registered pension plans in Nova Scotia with assets exceeding $10 Billion. NSHEPP is one of the largest registered defined benefit pension plans in Nova Scotia. As of December 31, 2022, it services over 35,000 active members who work at 91 employers at over 150 sites across the province; over 15,000 pensioners who receive a monthly income from the Plan; and over 1,600 former employees who elected a deferred pension when they left employment.

Organizations must be a member of the Health Association in order to join competitive defined benefit pension plan, which offers its plan members and member employers a range of very attractive benefits of participation.

We also provide policy support for our continuing care and Disability Support Program members, assisting them to promote positive change in these vital sectors.

As a not-for-profit, member-based organization, you can trust us to work in your best interest to deliver competitively priced solutions that streamline your workload – swiftly, and without sacrificing the exceptional quality Health Association Nova Scotia is known for.  Consider us your smart partners in client services. We do what we do best, so you can do what you do best.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of membership in Health Association Nova Scotia, please contact Mary Donovan, Director of Member and Partner Engagement at 902-832-8513 or

Membership Directory

Our members come from a wide range of sectors whose mandates positively impact the determinants of health.  These include the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the IWK Health Centre, nursing homes, home care agencies, residential care facilities, the diverse abilities sector, and a wide variety of other health and community-based organizations.

View our member directory to learn more.

Membership Application

Once you become a member of the Health Association, you have access to our fee-for-service programs, expertise, and all the great benefits we have to offer.

Applications for membership are approved by our Board of Directors.  The Board has established a policy that sets out the criteria it considers when assessing the suitability of an applicant for membership.

If you are interested in applying for membership, please complete and return our Membership Application to Sharon Oulton, Executive Assistant, at  You may also contact Sharon Oulton to request a quotation on annual membership fees.