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As a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, you have the option to enroll in a new health benefits program designed specifically for our members. This affordable, comprehensive health plan is being administered and supported in partnership with Southport Benefit Solutions and Victor Canada. Canada’s largest not-for-profit health insurance company, Green Shield Canada is the insurance provider.

Two Plan Options to Choose From:
We know you work hard and your health and safety are important to us. We also want you and your family to have the protection you need. That’s why there are two great plans to choose from.

Health & Dental Benefits Plan Overview

You may have questions about the information presented here. If you still have questions after reading the frequently asked questions section, give Andrew MacDonald or the team at Southport Benefits Solutions a call at 1(877)446-5763 or email andrew@southportasset.com. They’d be happy to help.

Health & Dental Plan Frequently Asked Questions

 Maple Program - added value available through your plan

Imagine waking up in the morning feeling feverish with a sore throat. The last thing you want to do is get out of bed, let alone brave the cold and icy roads to get to the doctor.

Not to worry – thanks to your Victor benefits, you have access to Maple. Unlimited, on-demand online visits with Canadian-licensed general practitioners for free on weekdays, weekends and holidays between 7 a.m. and midnight.

Get medical advice, diagnoses, lab test requisitions, and more on Maple. If you need health support this winter season, Maple is here for you – help is only a click away.  
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Employee Assistance Program (LifeWorks)
Along with the traditional Health & Dental Benefits described above, employees and business owners also have access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (at no additional charge) called
LifeWorks that includes (but is not limited to) the following services:
  • Counseling Support - telephone, in-person, live chat, and 24/7 access to the largest counseling network in Canada.
  • Worklife Services - family, legal, and financial support, health coaching, naturopathic support, and nutrition support.
  • Virtual Fitness - customized workouts, live web chats, online workout sessions with certified coaches.
  • Life-Speak OnDemand - video streaming services, "Ask the Expert" webcast, over 20 modules by professionals such as doctors, authors, and renowned experts.
And as a Business Owner, you will also have access to the following:
  • People Leader Support & Consultations - tips and advice for employee issues.
  • HR Support Solutions - real-time advice plus templates
  • Workplace Support Programs - professional assessment and counseling for employee performance.
  • Critical Incident & Trauma Support
  • Learning Solutions - workshops, wellness seminars, intercultural learning, and workplace development.
To learn more or inquire about group rates and additional information, contact andrew@southportasset.com

LifeWorks PDF (employee assistance program information)

Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar.
Office: (902) 468-6477
Fax: (902) 468-7147
Toll Free: (800) 765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE



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