Corey MacKenzie – Chair
Member at Large
Indigenous Services Canada
Shannon McLellan – Vice Chair
Community Based Disability Support Program
Colchester Residential Services Society
Harman Singh – Treasurer
Facility-Based Disability Support Program
Breton Ability Center
Juanita Ranni
Front Line Representative
 Nova Scotia Health
Audrey Oliver 
Home Care/Home Support
Lorna O’Grady
Facility-Based Long Term Care
Nova Scotia Health
Nan McFadgen
Labour Representative
Bernadette Lake
Member at Large
Angela Keenan
Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health
Andrea Vardy
Workers’ Compensation Board

Methods & Bylaws

Using an evidence-based approach, we work in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders including the Nova Scotia Department of Health and WellnessNova Scotia Department of Community Services, the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, other industry safety associations, researchers, employers, employees, unions and others to deliver programs and services that promote effective practices for health and safety throughout the sector and ensure health and safety educational resources are available to all stakeholders.


AWARE-NS is governed by a Board of Directors representing the Nova Scotia Health Authority, home care, community based care, facility based long term care, front line workers and labor. The Directors seek support and guidance from stakeholders in the health and community services sector therefore; a representative from each of the following is invited to every Director’s meeting in an ex-officio capacity:
AWARE-NS is a non-profit provincial association and receives funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.