Volunteer Recruitment

April 30, 2024

  Have you ever considered becoming an RFANS volunteer? Maybe you have considered sitting on a project-specific sub-committee? Now’s your chance to contribute to the success of RFANS by sitting on one of the following committees: 1. Human Resources 2. Partnerships and Advocacy 3. Product and Services 4. Communications and Promotions Contact Jennie, RFANS Executive Director, at rfans@sportnovascotia.ca, or (902) 870-7634

Annual General Meeting Announcement

April 30, 2024

  Notice is hereby given to all members of the Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia (RFANS) that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually via Zoom on June 12, 2024, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. RSVP deadline is June 5, 2024, at 4:00 pm via contacting Jennie Greencorn, Executive Director, at rfans@sportnovascotia.ca. If more than one person is attending per membership, please…read more

Assessing the Risk of Workplace Violence Guide

April 5, 2024

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) Safety Branch continues adding new safety topics and trusted resources to Nova SAFE. The most recent is the Assessing the Risk of Workplace Violence Guide. You can find this on our resource page. Harassment in the workplace has increased. A 2020 survey conducted by the Federal Government found that 47% of women and 31% of men reported…read more

Funding for the ARFC Now Available

March 26, 2024

We are pleased to announce that funding has been received from the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage (CCTH) for the professional development of recreational practitioners across the province. CCTH has generously provided $29,451.45 towards subsidizing professional development opportunities through the Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference (ARFC) for members of both Recreation Nova Scotia (RNS) and the Recreation Facility Association of…read more

NEW! Building Maintenance Level 1 Course

March 5, 2024

RFANS is excited to announce the launch of the new Building Maintenance Level 1 Course, in partnership with the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP). This one-and-a-half-day course will cover areas of facility operation such as: preventive maintenance life cycle planning thermodynamics HVAC/boiler operation and mechanical maintenance basic carpentry painting basic electricity plumbing facility safety The course will be held at the RBC Centre…read more

Stay Updated with the NS Safety Branch

February 27, 2024

Nova SAFE is a new Safety Branch resource that offers a modern and convenient way for Nova Scotian employers, supervisors, and workers to access important safety information on regulatory requirements for a variety of Occupational Health and Safety and Technical Safety topics. We encourage members of RFANS to install the NovaSAFE app on their phone so they can access any OHS Act and regulation topics…read more

Atlantic Recreation & Facility Conference Registration Is Now Open

February 27, 2024

The fifth Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference (ARFC) will be held on May 29 – 31st, 2024 at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton, NB. This year’s theme is: ‘Adapt and Elevate’. As always, the Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference is brought to you in partnership by Recreation PEI, Recreation Nova Scotia, Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Recreation NB | Loisirs N.-B. and Recreation Newfoundland…read more

Mariners Centre Seeking Building Operations Manager

December 13, 2023

The Mariners Centre is a multi-purpose sport, recreation, and event facility in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Acting on the strategic priority of Customer Experience, Mariners Centre is looking to fill the role of Building Operations Manager to be responsible for the smooth operation of the Mariners on Main facility, including all equipment and systems, to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for users and…read more

Town of Kentville, Parks and Recreation Hiring

November 22, 2023

The Town of Kentville, Parks and Recreation is looking to hire a full-time Arena 1/Small Equipment Operator (RPO2 certification required) or an Arena 2/Small Equipment Operator (Without RPO2 certification) to be responsible for arena operations and the Arena 1/Small Equipment Operator position will be responsible for refrigeration plant monitoring Deadline to apply is November 29, 2023 by 4pm View the full job description here.

NS Provincial Government Hiring

September 21, 2023

The Technical Safety Division of the Safety Branch is currently looking for a: Boiler & Pressure Equipment Inspector to conduct a wide variety of specialized, related technical inspections, investigations, qualification testing and supervising exams. and a Code & Design Administrator  to be responsible for providing advanced specialized program administrative and technical expertise for the Boilers and Pressure Vessel and Power Engineering Programs, and leading other…read more