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Welcome Collaborative

New Welcome Collaborative Website Launched

The Welcome Collaborative is designed to support physicians who have trained outside of Canada, have been issued a licence, and are new to practising in Nova Scotia. It is an orientation program aimed to help physicians to successfully integrate into the healthcare system.

The Welcome Collaborative program is the first program of its kind in Canada. More information is available on the newly launched Welcome Collaborative website.

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August 1 is Emancipation Day

The College joins with Nova Scotians to commemorate Emancipation Day on August 1st. 

Emancipation Day is the day the British parliament abolished slavery across its empire, including Canada on August 1st, 1834.  It marks the end of the practice of slavery of African people and their descendants around the world.

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Welcome Collaborative September 13 – 15, 2023

The Welcome Collaborative’s next 3-day orientation session is June 14 – 16, 2023, at the offices of the College.

The Welcome Collaborative is a new orientation program designed to help physicians who have trained outside of Canada and issued a Defined licence, to integrate successfully into the Nova Scotian healthcare system.

For more information, please contact the College at:

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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day provides an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of the country’s Indigenous peoples.

June 21st provides us with an important opportunity to educate ourselves on the lives, cultures, stories and traditions of Nova Scotia’s  Mi’kma’ki, people as well as that of the Indigenous, Inuit and Metis communities throughout Canada.

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Government Notified College of Privacy Breach

The College has just been advised by the provincial government that information related to College registrants routinely requested by government and provided by the College has been stolen.  The government holds this information on the system MOVIEIT. Earlier this week the governmentannounced a cybersecurity breach involving data housed on the system MOVEIT. The College does not know the extent of the breach, or the registrants involved. The government has informed the College that no personal health information was stolen. Government has undertaken to keep the College apprised when more specifics are known. The College does not use or keep information on MOVEIT. All…

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June is Pride Month

The College recognizes Pride Month and celebrates the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Physicians in Nova Scotia have a unique role in engaging with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community by addressing its healthcare needs with dignity and with respect.

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