Building Bridges

2021 Annual Report

Serving the Public

physician in mask and cap
Board room chairs

president’s message

Much change is underway at the College to respond to the challenges of access to care while safeguarding the public interest. Addressing these challenges is a priority for the provincial government and for Nova Scotians.

registrar’s message

It is important to recognize the weight carried by physicians and healthcare workers over the last few years, together with the frustrations that come from fatigue.

financial statements

We enjoyed another clean audit, with an unmodified opinion from our auditors for 2021. The financial statements approved by Council reflect another unusual year and the ongoing realities we must continue to navigate through 2022.

Licensing Competent Physicians

The College is committed to licensing competent physicians with an adaptive and flexible approach.

We have a streamlined our approach resulting in a faster turnaround time for licensing decisions. The College has aimed to build a balanced and principled process.

Dr. Alfred Waddell at his Brunswick Street office
(Photo courtesy of Dr. Ron Milne)

Dr. Alfred Waddell:
Physician Advocate

Dr. Alfred Waddell was a physician, activist, and advocate. Based out of his Brunswick Street office in Halifax, he made house calls in the Black communities of Hammonds Plains, Preston, Beechville and Africville.

His legacy as a champion for minorities and the underprivileged remains to this day.