The Public Health Association of Nova Scotia (PHANS) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, working to promote the health of Nova Scotians and our communities through education, advocacy, and empowerment.

Click the Member Signup button below to join PHANS today!


Our featured member for May is Melissa Chisholm. Melissa is a Human Nutrition Graduate and Dietetic Intern from StFX University. Melissa discusses food security, the social determinants of health, and the importance of hearing the voices from those living in the communities we work so hard to serve as public health professionals. Thank you to Melissa for your insights and thanks to Irene Gunn for facilitating the interview. Watch the full video by logging into the members section.

Public Health: A Return on Investment







Anyone living in Nova Scotia with an interest in  community health and advocating for health equity can join our team! Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and effect change.

There are many benefits to becoming a member including:

  • Access to a members-­only listserv – a group email system providing information about PHANS activities, public health events, educational opportunities and updates
  • Access to quarterly online forums where you can learn about a variety of public health topics and network with other public health professionals
  • The ability to join the PHANS board or working groups to gain experience in volunteering and running a nonprofit organization
  • An opportunity to have a voice in influencing health policy in Nova Scotia


Spirit Bear: Decolonizing Canada by lifting up the children

National Community Health Nursing Conference

Regina, Saskatchewan from June 26 - 28, 2018

CPHA Presents:

Public Health 2018


A Conversation On Collaborative Family Practice Teams

LEPH 2018

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