WCB POLICY CHANGE: For Immediate Review

AWARE-NS is looking for feedback from our stakeholders regarding proposed policy changes by WCB on Compensability of psychological injury caused by workplace stress. We are asking the stakeholders to review the policies in question and respond back to AWARE-NS by May 21st 2013. We will collect the responses and submit them to WCB by their deadline of May 24th 2013. Click to view a summary of the policy changes and the supporting documents. 




We are very excited to welcome Heather Matthews, Occupational Health & Safety Specialist, to the Aware-NS team!   


Heather Matthews received her Bachelor's degree, majoring in Housing and Facility Management from Mount Saint Vincent University (1989). In 2010, she completed her Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from Ryerson University. Most recently was the Corporate Health and Safety Manager for Ocean Nutrition Canada a Global Bio Science company where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Health and Safety program. Developing a strong safety culture though leadership, training and education has been the primary focus in her most recent role.


Heather is a seasoned safety professional with over 15 years' experience in promoting a positive Health and Safety culture in a variety work environments. She started her career as an independent safety consultant working primarily in the forestry industry in Nova Scotia.


Heather has also served on the board for Heritage Credit Union (East Coast Credit Union) for 9 years holding the positions of Chair, Vice Chair as well as Committee Chairs. 


Heather Matthews, Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
Suite 202, 5663 Cornwallis St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1B6
Toll Free 877-538-7228


AGM & Call For Board Members

Thursday, June 20th 
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Call for Board Members
Deadline: Wednesday, May 15th
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