Construction Safety Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

Construction Safety Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that the board of directors has appointed MJ MacDonald as the new CEO. With over 30 years of executive leadership experience within the public and private sectors, workplace healthcare and safety culture has remained a common thread throughout her career.

MJ’s career in safety in the construction industry began with Black and McDonald where she worked as an engineer. It was during this time that her passion for safety grew profoundly and remained with her as she delivered progress across sectors.

As Executive Director with the Department of Health and Wellness’ Continuing Care branch, MJ worked closely with other system partners such as WCB, AWARE NS, NSGEU, Nurses Union and many others.

MJ holds an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, as well as a Diploma of Engineering from St. Francis Xavier University.


“I am very excited to return to my roots and work collaboratively with our partners to make Nova Scotia the safest, most productive, innovative and prosperous construction sector in Canada.”
-MJ MacDonald

Construction Safety Nova Scotia is an industry founded not-for-profit organization committed to improving Occupational Health and Safety outcomes in the construction industry through training, research, engagement and mentorship. For training and resources please visit us online at