Communities, Culture and Heritage


The following is a list of key contacts within the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. If you are trying to contact a person who is not on this list, or are not sure who you need to contact, please fill out a general inquiry form.

Looking for directions to one of our offices or sites? Visit our Places page to find specific contact information and addresses.


Hon. Leo A. Glavine
Minister, Communities, Culture and Heritage
(902) 424-4889

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Deputy Minister

Tracey Taweel
Deputy Minister, Communities, Culture and Heritage
(902) 424-4869

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Executive Management Team

Wayn Hamilton
African Nova Scotian Affairs
(902) 424-6643

Lewis MacKinnon
Gaelic Affairs
(902) 424-4298

Mark Bannerman
Acadian Affairs
(902) 424-0497

Marcel McKeough
Culture and Heritage Development
(902) 424-6393

David Ross
(902) 424-0424

Rhonda Walker
Archives, Museums and Libraries
(902) 424-4986


Elizabeth MacDonald
Communications Director
(902) 424-1593


Kevin Barrett
Heritage Property Program
Strategic Development Initiative
(902) 424-6396

Craig Beaton
Community Museum Assistance Program
One-time Emerging Culture and Heritage initiatives Program
(902) 424-8443

Enrique Ferreol
Arts Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Art Bank
Grants to Organizations and Small Groups
Arts Equity Funding Initiative
(902) 424-6472

Meghan Hallett
Diversity and Community Capacity Fund
Mi’kmaq Cultural Activities Program
(902) 424-4179

Susan Jeffries
Industry Growth Program
Operating Assistance to Cultural Organizations
(902) 424-2873

Lorna Kennedy
Community Spirit Award
(902) 424-5793

Peter Kirby
Arts Nova Scotia
Grants to Individuals
Awards and Prizes
Artist Residency Program
Grand-Pré Prize
Community Arts and Cultural Recognition Award
Established Artists Recognition Program
(902) 424-3422

Frances MacEachen
Gaelic Language in Community Program
(902) 945-2114

Tina Marsman
Provincial Archival Development Program
(902) 424-6051

Jessica Peddle
Community Arts Council/Artist Run Centers collaboration Program
Cultural and Youth Activities Program
(902) 424-6397

Chris Shore
Arts Nova Scotia
Artistic Innovation Program
Creative Collaborations
Operating Assistance to Arts Organizations
(902) 424-4008

Sean Weseloh McKeane
Special Places Program
(902) 424-6475

Stacey Jones-Oxner
Major Event Hosting
Festival and Events Program
(902) 424-0921


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Shannon Higgins
Information Access and Privacy Administrator
IAP Services
PO Box 72, Halifax Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 2L4
Tel: (902) 424-6677

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