Education & Student Services

“Going Forward to a Better Future”

Our Goal:

To encourage Aboriginal students to remain in school and to pursue a higher level of education.


All off-reserve Aboriginal students in Nova Scotia with eligibility criteria defined by the specific education program or fund.

How We Help:

Student Services: The Director of Education provides guidance, support, advice, intervention and is a link
between Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal parents & students and schools, and various educational resources.

NCNS Scholarship Awards: Small scholarships open to Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal students that are connected to the
NCNS and are enrolled in full time studies at university, community college, or at a recognized post-secondary
institution, and not be receiving financial support from a First Nation Community.

NCNS Academic Achievement Award: Honour cash awards are available to students in Grades 7-12 that pass
with honours.

NCNS Youth Leadership Awards/Leadership Development Initiative: To recognize a Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal
youth who has demonstrated leadership qualities; to provide financial support to enable a student to enhance
leadership potential.

NCNS Education Enhancement Program: To provide limited financial support to assist the off-reserve
Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal student overcome barriers that is encountered during their educational journey

For More Information Contact:

N.C.N.S. Director of Education & Student Services
April Hiltz
P.O. Box 2028, Liverpool, N.S., B0T 1K0

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 1-902-354-2751

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024