Professional Associations

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has 21 Professional Associations.  Membership is open to all active, reserve and associate members of the NSTU.

The mandate of the professional associations is to provide the opportunity for member-initiated professional development. Associations assume major responsibility for encouraging and assisting in professional development activities in their respective fields.


The objectives of the Professional Associations are to:

  • improve professional practice by increasing Members’ knowledge and understanding;
  • disseminate ideas, trends, and new developments;
  • advocate interests of the Professional Association, consistent with NSTU Policy and practice; and,
  • advise the Professional Association Coordination Committee on matters of specific interest to the Professional Association.