Members Forums

The Member and Partner Engagement Service provides policy support to the Health Association’s member forums and their related substructures and committees. Our member forums include the Continuing Care Council, Long Term Care Nova Scotia, the Home Care Network and Diverse Abilities NS.

Continuing Care Council

The Continuing Care Council was established to provide a meaningful vehicle to inform the Health Association Board and staff on issues impacting continuing care members and the provision of these services in the province. It also serves as a discussion forum, and has the authority to make appropriate decisions regarding advocacy and strategy when and where applicable.

Council is made up from representatives across the province:

  • Carson Samson – Richmond Villa
  • Joyce d’Entremont – Mountains & Meadows
  • Julie Hoeg – The Sunset Community
  • Jeff Densmore – VON
  • Denise Halloran – Guysborough County Home Support

Learn more about the Council’s mandate.

Diverse Abilities NS

Diverse Abilities NS is a membership-based association comprised of organizations from across the province who provide a continuum of progressive services and supports that are designed to empower people with diverse abilities to make their own choices, participate in decision-making, and to participant in, and contribute to, their local community.

The membership of Diverse Abilities NS is made up of all the ARC/RRCs across the province of Nova Scotia including:

  • The Meadows Community, Bridgetown
  • Breton Ability Centre, Sydney
  • Harbourside Lodge, Yarmouth
  • Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville
  • Riverview Enhanced Living Society, Dayspring
  • Quest – Halifax
  • Riverview Home Corporation, Stellarton
  • The Sunset Community, Pugwash

Visit the Diverse Abilities NS website

The Home Care Network

The Home Care Network provides a meaningful vehicle for the home care sector to come together to discuss issues of common concern, as well as respond to, and proactively address, issues impacting the provision of home care services in the province.

The Home Care Network is comprised of all Health Association member home support and home nursing agencies. These include:

  • Antigonish and Area Homemaker Service
  • CB County Homemakers
  • City Homemakers Service
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare Group
  • Digby/Clare Home Support
  • Guysborough County Home Support
  • Inverness County Home Support Society
  • Lunenburg County Home Support
  • New Dawn Homecare
  • New Waterford Homecare
  • Northside Homemaker Service Society
  • Northwood
  • Paramed
  • Queens Home Support
  • Saint Elizabeth Home Health
  • Victoria County Home Support
  • VON
  • WeCare Home Health
  • Yarmouth Argyle Home Support

View the Home Care Network’s terms of reference.

Long Term Care Nova Scotia

Long Term Care Nova Scotia was established to be a policy and advocacy table focused on representing the collective views of the Health Association Nova Scotia’s (HANS) long term care membership and promoting positive improvements in the provision of long term care services in Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to:

  • Develop and regularly review a policy/advocacy agenda, outlining the top priority, provincial issues that Long Term Care (LTC) Nova Scotia will advance on behalf of the sector.
  • Advocate on behalf of the sector presenting evidence-based positions on sector-wide issues.
  • Respond to, and proactively address, emerging issues impacting the provision of long term care services in the province.
  • Provide input to, and receive input from, relevant stakeholders on issues of mutual concern.
  • Promote sharing of relevant research, successes and best practice initiatives.
  • Make nominations and/or appointments from within the HANS long term care membership to external working groups, committees, etc. as requested.

View Long Term Care Nova Scotia’s terms of reference.