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Vision, mission, promise and values

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Our vision, mission, promise and values fill us with purpose, guide our work and drive us forward.

We realize our vision and mission through our strategic plan, which focuses on the following key areas:

  • Student success
  • Community impact
  • Organizational excellence
  • Academic quality

We demonstrate our commitment to our values with leadership from Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, our international partnerships and our sustainability practices.


Transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time.


Building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation.


To empower those who strive to know more, do more, be more.


  • Accessibility
    We commit to opening pathways and providing equitable opportunities for students to engage fully in our programs and services.
  • Diversity
    We are intentional in our efforts to build diversity as a core strength. We recognize diversity of knowledge, worldview and experience as an asset and a key driver of success in advancing innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Employee success
    We believe that engaged people make the difference in our environment of continuous learning. Teamwork and creativity are encouraged and innovation is expected to ensure the success of our students and our organization.
  • Inclusion
    We are committed to creating a culture of genuine inclusion that is free from discrimination and harassment and where our students, employees and the communities we serve are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • Innovation
    We believe there is always a better way. We find it by inspiring curiosity, openness and creativity in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Public accountability
    We work with integrity in every area of the College and believe we must be fundamentally accountable for the public's trust in all that we do.
  • Safety
    We're dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of our students and employees. We're committed to working collaboratively to foster a culture of safety and improving safety practices across the organization.
  • Student success
    We empower students through applied learning, services and supports to propel them on their way to career success and fulfilment.
  • Sustainability
    We commit to the continuous development of the social, economic, cultural and environmental sustainability of the College and our communities.