What’s important to you? What do you need from your union?

The NSTU exists to serve you, the member, but we can’t do that well without understanding what you value.

To do this, we need YOUR help.

How’s this going to work?

With the assistance of a third party – Grant Thornton – we’ll be hosting a series of one-hour group conversations throughout the province, asking you questions to better understand what you need from your Union, and how we can do things differently in the future.

Why should you participate?

Whether you’ve been to a union meeting or not, your voice, and your opinion, matter. When we hear from members with varying degrees of experience and backgrounds, we will be better able to shape our short and long term goals to meet your needs.

What will we do with the information you share?

Once the one-hour group conversations have been completed, we’ll summarize the results and send them back to you in the form of a survey. The survey will let us know whether the subjects raised during the group discussions truly represent your priorities for the NSTU.

We’ll then develop a plan to put your priorities into action…and at next year’s Annual Council, there will be another opportunity to let us know if we got things right.

When is this taking place?

The one-hour group conversations and online survey will start in October and be completed by the end of November. Stay tuned to find out the date and location of the session scheduled in your region.

Worried? Don’t understand how it’s going to work?

Email us at shapingourfuture@staff.nstu.ca with any questions you may have. This process is all about you.

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It’s time to start talking! Below are the dates and locations of the one-hour group conversations that will be occurring throughout the province.

Our facilitator, Grant Thornton LLP, will be asking you questions to better understand what you need from your Union, and how we can do things differently in the future.

All sessions will take place from 4pm to 5pm. Members are welcome to attend any session in any region. No registration is required and light refreshments will be provided.


Meeting Location

Meeting Room Address

October 15


Marriott Courtyard Dartmouth Crossing– Spruce Oak Rooms

October 16


Douglas Street Recreational Centre

October 21

Virtual Session (Skype)

Virtual session for those who identify as members of an equity seeking group (email: shapingourfuture@nstu.ca for details)

October 22


Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School – Presentation Room

October 22

New Glasgow

Northumberland Rural High School

October 22


Digby Regional High School – Room 147 Art Room

October 23

Halifax County

Royal Canadian Legion – 45 Sackville Cross Road

October 23

New Minas

Evangeline Middle School – Cafeteria

October 28


Cape Breton District Local NSTU Office

October 29

North Sydney

Hotel North Ballroom

October 29


Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School

October 30

Port Hawkesbury

Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre

October 30


Hillcrest Academy

November 4

Halifax City

NSTU Dr. Tom Parker Building (Central Office)

November 5


Park View Education Centre

November 5


Amherst Regional High School – Sue Taylor Theatre

November 6


French Session – École du Sommet

November 7

Virtual Session (Skype)

Virtual session for all members (email: shapingourfuture@nstu.ca for details)

November 12

Virtual Session (Skype)

Virtual session in French (email: shapingourfuture@nstu.ca for details)

Members are invited to attend any convenient session

Click here to download the schedule