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. As the Sovereign's representative in the province, the Lieutenant Governor helps to recognize the contributions of charitable and non-profit organizations in a variety of sectors to Nova Scotian communities.

To request the Lieutenant Governor's patronage for your organization please complete the Patronage Request Form.

Upon completion of a Lieutenant Governor's term, the formal patronage relationship between the Lieutenant Governor and each organization formally ends. Organizations wishing to renew their relationship with the Crown in Nova Scotia must re-apply using the above Form.  

During his time as Lieutenant Governor, Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD, (Ret'd) extended patronage to the following provincial or local not-for-profit organizations that promote good work and encourage strong community spirit:

Adopt-a-Library Literacy ProgramHonorary Patron
ALS Society of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Alzheimer Society of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Army Cadet League of Canada (Nova Scotia Branch)Honorary Patron
Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Birchall Leadership Award Dinner (Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada)Honorary Patron
Black Loyalist Heritage Society Honorary Patron
Bridgewater Fire Department BandHonorary Patron
Bryony HouseHonorary 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’ MessHonorary 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 ScotiaHonorary Patron
Discovery CentreHonorary Patron
Dominion of Canada Rifle AssociationHonorary Vice Patron
Doors Open HalifaxHonorary Chair
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 ScotiaHonorary Chairperson
Federation of Canadian Music Festivals Honorary Patron
Feed Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Genealogical Association of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Girl Guides of Canada (Nova Scotia Council)Honorary Patron
Halifax Citadel Regimental AssociationHonorary Patron
The Halifax Ladies Musical ClubHonorary Patron (Her Honour)
Institute of Public Administration of Canada (NS Region)Honorary Patron
Heart & Stroke Foundation (Nova Scotia Branch)Honorary Patron
IODE Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
IODE Nova Scotia 2013 - 2014Honorary President (Her Honour)
IODE CanadaHonorary Vice President (Her Honour)
Historical Association of Annapolis RoyalHonorary Life Members (Their Honours)
Independent Living Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
IWK Health Centre AuxiliaryHonorary Presidents (Their Honours jointly)
Last Post Fund (Nova Scotia Branch)Honorary Patron
Lifesaving Society (Nova Scotia Branch)Honorary Patron
Local Council of WomenHonorary Patron (Her Honour)
Maritime Conservatory of Performing ArtsHonorary Patron
Mission to SeafarersHonorary Patron
Monarchist League of Canada (Halifax Branch)Honorary Patron
Monarchist League of Canada (Northumberland Branch)Honorary Patron
Multicultural Association of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Neptune TheatreHonorary Patron
Nova Scotia Masterworks FoundationPatron
Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers AssociationHonorary Patron
Nova Scotia Salmon AssociationHonorary Patron
Nova Scotia Talent TrustHonorary Chair
Nova Voce Provincial Men's ChoirHonorary Patron
Old Burying Ground FoundationHonorary Patron
Old Sydney SocietyHonorary Patron
Opera Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Public Archives of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron & Member of Board of Trustees
Ross Creek Centre for the ArtsHonorary Patron
2014 Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Ocean RaceHonorary Patron
Royal Canadian Geographical SocietyHonorary Fellow
Royal Canadian Legion (Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command)Honorary Patron
Royal Commonwealth Society (Nova Scotia Branch)Patron
Royal Nova Scotia Historical SocietyHonorary Patron
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo SocietyHonorary Patron
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht SquadronHonorary Member
Royal Over-Seas LeagueHonorary Member
Royal United Services Institute (Nova Scotia)Honorary Patron
Salvation Army (Maritime Division)Honorary Patron
The Scots: North British SocietyHonorary Patron
Scouts Canada (Nova Scotia Council)Honorary Patron
Shearwater Aviation Museum FoundationHonorary Patron
Symphony Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Tourism Industry Association of Nova ScotiaHonorary Patron
Trans Canada TrailNational Champion
2014 True Patriot Love Atlantic Provinces Tribute DinnerHonorary Co-Chair
VON Greater HalifaxHonorary Patron (Her Honour)
Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses (Nova Scotia Division)Honorary Patron
Women for Music SocietyHonorary Patron (Her Honour)
United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (Halifax-Dartmouth Branch)Honorary Patron
Xara Choral Theatre SocietyHonorary Patron
YMCA of Greater Halifax/DartmouthHonorary Patron