The seven-point plan sets out the actions Nova Scotians can take and the choices they can make to revitalize our province over the next 10 years. It has achievable objectives and can be implemented with an eye toward urgency, while also addressing issues detrimental to our long term success. The plan focuses on near-term economic opportunities, plus longer-term investments in education for our youth. We believe the actions we are recommending will make Nova Scotia stronger - economically, socially and culturally.

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A brief introduction and Bio about the Director of the Program, Dr. Waston-Creed

The Ivany Report painted a bleak picture of the economic and demographic future of Nova Scotia -- unless we all pull together and take action. In response to this stark message, a group of volunteers from different walks of life and parts of the province were asked to undertake an unprecedented job - create a plan to stem these trends and turn Nova Scotia into the best version of itself. The ONE Nova Scotia Coalition has created a seven point action plan for our province that builds on our unique strengths and natural advantages. It has picked objectives, developed the strategy, and agreed on priority actions. Now it’s time to show our true spirit and follow through. Dr. Gaynor Watson Creed, Medical Officer, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone) is passionate about welcoming and better preparing our youngest Nova Scotians. Join this ONE Nova Scotia Coalition member as she defines the critical role the Early Childhood years play in a thriving future for Nova Scotia and the actions we must take.

Dr. Watson-Creed, a native of PEI, graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1999. She completed residency programs in both Family Medicine and in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (formerly Community Medicine) at McMaster University and returned to the Maritimes in 2005 as Medical Officer of Health for the Capital District Health Authority (now the Nova Scotia Health Authority). She holds an adjunct professor appointment with the Departments of Clinical Health and Epidemiology, Family Medicine, and the School of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University, and an appointment at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto. She holds a BSc and MSc in Biochemistry.

Although she has a full time job outside the home, Gaynor now considers her "real" full time job to be mother to two children, ages 12 and 9. She is currently vice-chair of the Centre Plan review committee for Halifax, and recently sat on the Premier's Advisory Council on the Early Years. She is also a Board member at Engage Nova Scotia. She and her family reside in Dartmouth.