(Halifax, NS) – Pam Cooley has been acclaimed as the Liberal candidate for Dartmouth North and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination meeting was conducted virtually.
Pam’s life work has a consistent thread – equity, commitment to building community, supporting business, and the environment. She is the co-founder of CarShare Atlantic (now Communauto Atlantic), a social and environmental enterprise providing an alternative to personally owned vehicles. Pam is also the Founder of Choosethical Ventures Inc., a facilitation and consulting company based in Vancouver and Halifax. She has worked with over 250 businesses, not-for-profits and government departments. For twenty years, she led projects that addressed issues such as poverty, mental health, gender equality, food security, and housing. Her work in Nova Scotia has been with The Office of L’nu Affairs, the “Made in Nova Scotia” tripartite treaty negotiations, The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, and the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry.
“Dartmouth North deserves a strong, experienced voice at the table,” said Cooley. “I promise to listen, learn, and do what I do best — serve the community and make things happen!”
As a dedicated volunteer all her life, Pam currently is giving her time on the Board of Inspiring Communities an organization that brings community organizations, government, businesses and changemakers together, to collectively solve, complex social problems. Her work with Tennis Nova Scotia is helping to make tennis accessible to everyone. She is also part of a team working to develop the new Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre in Halifax. She believes this centre will be a place where non-indigenous and indigenous peoples can get together to work, learn, and play. Pam has devoted her career to creating a greener, more equitable world.
“Pam’s diverse experience will be an important addition to our Liberal team,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “I know she will be a strong voice for the people of Dartmouth North and I look forward to having her voice at the table.”
Director of Communications, Nova Scotia Liberal Party