Melissa MacKinnon

Melissa MacKinnon was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Communications Nova Scotia (CNS) in January 2017.


Melissa previously served as Managing Director, Corporate Communications at Communications Nova Scotia. She was the Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Halifax 2011 Canada Games, and worked in communications roles at the Department of Health, Department of Finance and Treasury Board, as well as the Executive Council Office.

Melissa has served on various community and professional boards, including the Greater Halifax Boys & Girls Club and Mount Saint Vincent Alumnae Association, and she currently serves on the board of the Canada Games Centre. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University.


The associate deputy minister manages Communications Nova Scotia’s day-to-day operations, carries out government policies and implements decisions made by the minister, CEO and the Executive Council.
Melissa MacKinnon