Dale Godsoe, Chair of the Board

Dale retired from Dalhousie University after serving for 10 years as Vice President External.  She currently chairs the boards of Develop Nova Scotia and the Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation. As past Chair of Halifax’s HRMbyDesign Advisory Committee she continues her involvement in city planning through Halifax’s Community Design Advisory Committee, which is responsible for the Regional Plan+5 and the Regional Centre Plan. Her interest in this work was sparked by her service on the External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities in Canada, which reported to the Prime Minister. She serves currently as past Chair of the Queen Elizabeth II foundation.

She recently chaired the boards of the University of King’s College, the Ka’nata Foundation and the Inspirit Foundation. Other recent Boards include the National Arts Centre and its Foundation as well as the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Her private sector involvement has included directorships with S-Vox Media, Vision TV, Halterm Inc., Viacom Canada, Hambros Bank and Aliant (then MT&T).

Dale is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a BA, BEd, and MEd. In 2007 she became a member of the Order of Canada. She has also received the Canada Volunteer Award and the Red Cross Humanitarian Award. Both Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University have bestowed Honorary Doctorates.

NEWS

Patio Lanterns Festival

The Patio Lanterns Festival will bring musical activity and live performances to patios, streets, and indoor or outdoor public spaces across the province throughout the summer and fall months.

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Join our Team - Marketing & Communications Officer

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are…

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New Vice President, Planning and Development

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to welcome its new Vice President, Planning and Development Tanya Davis.  Tanya is a skilled leader and city builder who excels at bridging the gap between planning and engineering and bringing teams together to deliver…

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New Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee-Call for Applicants

Calling on applicants. Develop Nova Scotia, Events East, Innovacorp, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Tourism Nova Scotia are seeking Nova Scotians with lived and learned accessibility experience to join a new Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee. Working together with members from each corporation, the Crown Accessibility Advisory…

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Exploring Georges Island - 2021 Season

Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time in generations, visitors now have an opportunity to connect with Atlantic Canada’s rich and complex history. Georges Island…

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Lunenburg's Working Waterfront - Projects and Progress

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual 17th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Association Symposium on June 24/21.  With community and project updates from the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia, attendees also heard from guest speaker Inbal Newman – Picton…

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Province Invests in Revitalizing Sydney's Downtown Core

A $3 million investment to revitalize Sydney's downtown core to help support local businesses and attract new investment in the heart of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

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Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove: Develop Nova Scotia to operate new provincial properties for 2021-22 season

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to share that our team has been tasked with operating new and renovated provincially-owned assets and infrastructure in Peggy’s Cove for the 2021-22 season.

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Heritage Recognition Award - Big Boat Shed

The Town of Lunenburg has established an annual Heritage Recognition Awards Program that recognizes and shows appreciation to property owners and developers on a job well done. Restoration work on important buildings and infrastructure continues to keep our communities thriving…

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Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

The Town of Pictou is partnering with Develop Nova Scotia to find a qualified consultant to undertake a master plan for Pictou’s Waterfront. The plan will position the waterfront as a destination for Pictonians and visitors; to ensure that the waterfront…

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