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The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NS SPCA) is currently seeking a Regional Director (Cape Breton) – for its Provincial Volunteer Board of Directors.

Required Commitment:

  • Must be able to fulfill a 3- year term
  • Board commitment itself is approximately 4 hours per month, including attendance at bi-monthly board meetings.
  • Additionally, Board members may give time to ad-hoc committees.  Regular Board meetings take place on the last Monday of every other month at 7:00PM.
  • Candidates for both positions should possess a true commitment to animal welfare

The Provincial Board of Directors is a Governance Board that sets strategic direction and oversees the affairs and business of the NS SPCA.  The organization has seen some significant accomplishments over the last couple of years which would include but are not limited to: the merger of the SPCA’s 11 branches into a single provincial organization, the establishment of two veterinary hospitals- one in Dartmouth and the other in Sydney, the development of a mobile spay-and-neuter clinic, a highly-praised Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program in partnership with Spay Day HRM and other cat rescue groups and a new P.U.P. (Prevent Unwanted Pets) Program.

Regional Director (Cape Breton)

All locations of the SPCA across Nova Scotia operate under the umbrella of the Provincial Office.  Day-to-day management and operation of the organization as a whole is the sole responsibility of the Provincial Office.

Friends of the SPCA Committees (FSCs) represent six key geographical regions within NS and have the primary responsibility to:

  • Build community interest in and support of animal welfare through fundraising and advocacy;
  • Support the SPCA at the community level, and
  • Promote the SPCA.

Ideally the candidate would reside in the region of the province for the position. Skill sets we are looking for in a Regional Director include but are not limited to:

  • an ability to engage with the FSC(s) and regional communities toward a solid understanding of animal welfare ideas, issues and concerns;
  • strong networks and connections to the diverse regional communities plus an ability to cultivate relationships;
  • an ability to think outside the box, and effectively articulate ideas, issues and concerns of the FSC(s) and the regional communities represented at board meetings.

A completed application package includes:

  • your resume
  • a cover letter outlining your expression of interest, why you wish to serve and what you can contribute to the Board
  • a signed Application Declaration

Applications for membership must be received by March 16, 2018 and should be submitted to:

Chairperson, Election Committee

Nova Scotia SPCA
PO Box 38073 STN Burnside
Dartmouth, NS   B3B 1X2

Fax: 902-835-7885


Appendix 1 outlines the Cape Breton region as it relates to the NS SPCA and the Friends of the SPCA Committees.

Questions regarding the recruiting process may be directed to:


Phone: 902-835-4798 or 844-835-4798

To learn more about the Nova Scotia SPCA, please visit:

Appendix 1

Cape Breton Region