Who We Are

About Us


Who We Are

About Us

Who We Are:
Community Health Boards (CHBs) are a committed group of volunteers that support the work of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) by advising on local perspectives, trends, issues, and priorities. They contribute to health-system accountability by facilitating an exchange of information and feedback between the community and the NSHA (Health Authorities Act, Section 62).

There are currently 37 CHBs in Nova Scotia, each consisting of a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 15 members and are selected using an open and transparent process. CHB members must live within the boundaries of the community that the CHB represents.

CHB members are recognized volunteers of the NSHA, guided by the NSHA vision and mission.

Healthy people, healthy communities - for generations.

Notre vision: Des gens en santé, des collectivités en santé, pour des générations

To achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together. 

Notre mission: Atteindre l’excellence en matière de santé, de guérison et d’apprentissage en travaillant ensemble

For more information on CHB membership, click the following links:
What Does a CHB do?
CHB Terms of Reference

Our link to Nova Scotia Health Authority


The Health Authorities Act describes a highly collaborative relationship between the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the network of 37 Community Health Boards (CHBs) across the province.

CHBs contribute to the overall health of Nova Scotians by ensuring local health issues are considered in health system planning.

NSHA supports the work of CHBs through staff and financial supports. CHB Coordinators and other technical and support staff of the health authority assist the boards in delivering on their mandate.

For more information on NSHA visit their website at www.nshealth.ca

Get Involved

Are you interested in helping to promote the health of your community?

CHB's are always recruiting new volunteers!

For more information on how you can become part of a network that seeks to gain a stronger understanding of community health issues and work with partners to:

  • Develop community health plans
  • Foster and support community development
  • Advocate for community health issues
  • Act as a link between the community and the NSHA

Please contact your local CHB or CHB Coordinator.

To find the CHB in your area, click here.

What is Required of Community Health Board Members?

CHB Members must demonstrate:

  • A willingness to volunteer time, energy and talents to the CHB
  • An interest in improving the health of their community
  • A willingness to share experience and knowledge about their community
  • An interest or experience in working as part of a team or group
  • A willingness to learn more about the health of their community and to share this information with their community and the NSHA
  • A commitment to building healthy communities

What type of Activities will CHB members be Involved In?

Some typical activities include:

  • Attending regular CHB meetings
  • Being involved in workshops and group sessions in order to assess community health priorities
  • Helping to develop a community health plan for their community
  • Participating on a sub-committees or community committees as a representative of the CHB
  • Attending workshops and conferences to develop and strengthen their knowledge and skills to participate effectively as a CHB member
  • Participating in advocacy efforts planned by the CHB