Patronage / membership listing

As part of a commitment to community service, a Lieutenant Governor can be honorary patron to – or honorary president of – a number of local organizations that help enrich the lives of Nova Scotians.

Vice-regal patronage derives from the concept of the Crown as the source of the highest honours and awards granted in our society.  Honorary patronage is granted to worthy organizations that dedicate their efforts to the betterment of their community.  It's a sign of the Lieutenant Governor's support for the work of the organization.

The Lieutenant Governor, as the Sovereign's representative in the province, follows the Sovereign's example, by offering support and encouragement to the public and voluntary service sectors.  Through involvement with charitable and non-profit organizations, the Lieutenant Governor helps to recognize their contributions and raise awareness of their achievements.

The organizations cover a wide variety of subjects that strive for community engagement: music, arts, sports, culture, heritage, youth, healthy living, the environment and more.

The guidelines for the granting of honorary patronage are governed by the Instructions adopted by the Department of Canadian Heritage for Lieutenant Governors across the country.  The Lieutenant Governor's patronage cannot be associated in direct connection with fundraising campaigns or fundraising events.

Honorary patronage is only granted by the current Lieutenant Governor.  All patronages expire with the term of the Lieutenant Governor.  Organizations who wish to request the continued support from the incoming Lieutenant Governor must re-apply.  The Lieutenant Governor does not normally accept new honorary patronages requests during the final year of their term in office.

If you would like to submit a request to receive the Lieutenant Governor's patronage for your organization please complete the Patronage Request Form.

His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), extends patronage to these provincial or local not-for-profit organizations that promote good work and encourage strong community spirit:





Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program Honorary Patron
ALS Society of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Army Cadet League of Canada (Nova Scotia Branch) Honorary Patron
Birchall Leadership Award Dinner (Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada) Honorary Patron
Black Loyalist Heritage Society  Honorary Patron
Bridgewater Fire Department Band Honorary Patron
Bryony House Honorary Patron
Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (M/Gen Lewis MacKenzie Chapter) Honorary Member
Canadian Bible Society (Nova Scotia District) Honorary Patron
Canadian Forces Base Halifax Officers’ Mess Honorary Member
Canadian Infantry Association (Nova Scotia Branch) Vice-Patron
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (Nova Scotia) Honorary Patron
Canadian Red Cross (Nova Scotia Region) Honorary Patron
Commissionaires (Nova Scotia Division) Honorary Patron
The Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (Nova Scotia Division) Honorary Patron
Deafness Advocacy Association of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Discovery Centre Honorary Patron
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Honorary Vice Patron
The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards (Nova Scotia Division) Honorary Patron
The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards (NS Provincial Council) Honorary Chair
Easter Seals Nova Scotia Honorary Chairperson
Federation of Canadian Music Festivals  Honorary Patron
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Girl Guides of Canada (Nova Scotia Council) Honorary Patron
Halifax Citadel Regimental Association Honorary Patron
The Halifax Ladies Musical Club Honorary Patron (Her Honour)
Institute of Public Administration of Canada (NS Region) Honorary Patron
Heart & Stroke Foundation (Nova Scotia Branch) Honorary Patron
IODE Nova Scotia Honorary Patron  
IODE Nova Scotia 2013 - 2014 Honorary President (Her Honour)
IODE Canada Honorary Vice President (Her Honour)  
Historcial Association of Annapolis Royal Honorary Life Members (Their Honours)  
Independent Living Nova Scotia Honorary Patron  
IWK Health Centre Auxiliary Honorary Presidents (Their Honours jointly)  
Last Post Fund (Nova Scotia Branch) Honorary Patron  
Lifesaving Society (Nova Scotia Branch) Honorary Patron  
Local Council of Women Honorary Patron (Her Honour)
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Honorary Patron
Mission to Seafarers Honorary Patron
Monarchist League of Canada (Halifax Branch) Honorary Patron
Monarchist League of Canada (Northumberland Branch) Honorary Patron
Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Neptune Theatre Honorary Patron
Nova Scotia Masterworks Foundation Patron
Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers Association Honorary Patron
Nova Scotia Salmon Association Honorary Patron
Nova Scotia Talent Trust Honorary Chair
Nova Voce Provincial Men's Choir Honorary Patron
Old Burying Ground Foundation Honorary Patron
Old Sydney Society Honorary Patron
Opera Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Public Archives of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron & Member of Board of Trustees
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Honorary Patron
2014 Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Ocean Race Honorary Patron
Royal Canadian Geographical Society Honorary Fellow
Royal Canadian Legion (Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command) Honorary Patron
Royal Commonwealth Society (Nova Scotia Branch) Patron
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society Honorary Patron
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron Honorary Member
Royal Over-Seas League Honorary Member
Royal United Services Institute of Canada (Nova Scotia Division) Honorary Patron
Salvation Army (Maritime Division) Honorary Patron
The Scots: North British Society Honorary Patron
Scouts Canada (Nova Scotia Council) Honorary Patron
Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation Honorary Patron
Symphony Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia Honorary Patron
Trans Canada Trail National Champion
2014 True Patriot Love Atlantic Provinces Tribute Dinner Honorary Co-Chair
VON Greater Halifax Honorary Patron (Her Honour)
Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses (Nova Scotia Division) Honorary Patron
Women for Music Society Honorary Patron (Her Honour)
United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (Halifax-Dartmouth Branch) Honorary Patron
Xara Choral Theatre Society Honorary Patron
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Honorary Patron