Employee Benefits

As per the Nova Scotia Education Act, the Nova Scotia Education Common Services Bureau administers pension and employee benefits plans for individuals employed by education entities. The NSECSB benefits plan has approximately 3,000 members and an annual premium of approximately $6 million.

The NSECSB benefits plan is administered by Johnson Insurance, and offers education entity employees a variety of services and benefits. If you are a member of the Employee Benefits Plan, click here to access the Johnson Insurance Members Only website for information on your coverage. The plan underwriter is Medavie Blue Cross, and to access their member website, click here.

Covid-19 Information for Employees

SSQ’s Psychological services in regards to Covid-19 - for employees with AD&D coverage: click here.

Medavie Blue Cross’ Member site has information pertinent to COVID at https://www.medaviebc.ca/en/ or call Medavie 1-888-227-3400 with your policy and ID number.

Download your employee group benefit plan handbook from the list below:

Annapolis Valley Centre for Education - CUPE (245 KB)

Annapolis Valley Centre for Education - Non-union (244 KB)

Annapolis Valley Centre for Education - NSGEU (247 KB)

Cape Breton-Victoria Centre for Education (244 KB)

Cape Breton-Victoria Centre for Education - former Northside (220 KB)

Conseil scolaire acadian provincial - CUPE (English) (245 KB)

Conseil scolaire acadian provincial - CUPE (French) (245 KB)

Conseil scolaire acadian provincial - Non-union (English) (244 KB)

Conseil scolaire acadian provincial - Non-union (French) (244 KB)

Conseil scolaire acadian provincial - NSGEU (English) (247 KB)

Conseil scolaire acadian provincial - NSGEU (French) (247 KB)

Nova Scotia Education Common Services Bureau Staff Plan

Nova Scotia School Board Association Staff Plan

South Shore & Tri-County Centres for Education - CUPE (245 KB)

South Shore & Tri-County Centres for Education - Non-union (245 KB)

South Shore & Tri-County Centres for Education - NSGEU (245 KB)

South Shore & Tri-County Centres for Education - SEIU (220 KB)

Strait Regional Centre for Education - Central Office (248 KB)

Strait Regional Centre for Education - Union (244 KB)

Information / Brochures

Brochure Managing Chronic Disease (3.09 MB)


Employee Benefits Committee Members

Employee Benefits Committee Terms of Reference

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education

Lesley MacDonald, Vice-Chair

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education

Wendy King

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Lisa deMolitor

Peter Baxter

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

Normand DeCelles

Halifax Regional Centre for Education

Non-Union

Leanne Chesnutt

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

David Potter

Nova Scotia Education Common Services Bureau

Jeremy Brown

Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU)

Corinne Carey, Chair

Lloyd Samson

Public Service Commission

Cathy Rankin

Claire Norman

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Jackie Swaine

South Shore Regional Centre for Education

Christie Macdonald

Strait Regional Centre for Education

Janice Gough


For committee minutes, contact Charlene Garrison at cgarrison@nsecsb.ca.