Board of Governors

About the Board

Northwood’s Board of Governors is elected by the corporate membership at its annual general meeting in June.

Board Composition

In selecting individuals to serve on the Northwood Board, we consider the skills sets required by the Board using a combination of scanning results, dialogue at the Board table, reviewing internal and external factors that the organization may be facing facing in the future and looking at the directions being pursued by Northwood in the next number of years. We further nominate new members to our Board based on a number of considerations including how  the candidate’s contribution  will compliment the strengths of other Board members, range of skills, interest, knowledge, diversity and available volunteer time.

Board’s Role


Join our Board of Governors and help make a difference!

 Northwood is the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada, but what does this mean for you? It means that Northwood is a place of “firsts.” When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people, not on profit margins. We have led the way for 53 years as Nova Scotia’s most dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. We are recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice.

With annual expenditures of $90 M, assets of $100M, and a staff and volunteer force in excess of 2000 people, we serve over 6500 clients daily, primarily throughout Nova Scotia.

Highlights from Board Meetings


Board Highlights September 2014

Board Highlights October 2014

Board Highlights November 2014


Board Highlights January 2015

Board Highlights March 2015

Board Highlights May 2015

Board Highlights June 2015

Board Highlights September 2015

Board Highlights October 2015

Board Highlights November 2015

Board Highlights December, 2015