About the Federation

 

The Federation is a non profit, democratic, non-sectarian organization which advocates for improvements in programs and services available to Nova Scotia seniors.

The Federation was formed in 1973. In the first year there were eight (8) clubs. Today the Federation membership represents the active affiliation of 12 Councils and 130 clubs across the province.

The Federation Executive (Officers) meet as needed to carry on the business of the organization. In addition, the Federation is a member of the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) and has two representatives on the Nova Scotia - Senior Advisory Council (SAC and formerly known as Group of IX) which is an advisory committee to the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors. As of January 2021, the Chair of the SAC is a NSFS representative.

Normally the Federation holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) each May in Truro, however this past year it was cancelled due to COVID19 gathering restrictions. Member Councils can send three voting delegates and as many non-voting delegates as they wish. Clubs can also send representatives and individual seniors can also register. At the Annual Meeting the affiliated councils and clubs, through approved resolutions, have their concerns forwarded to the appropriate provincial government department for response and actions as needed. Federal resolutions are advanced to the national level through the National Pensioners Federation. Resolutions, once passed, become a priority of the Federation.