Cheryl Stewart is the Provincial Project Manager for Entrepreneurship at Nova Scotia Community College and has the privilege of leading a broad strategic initiative to embed entrepreneurial skills into the educational pathways of students across the province at NSCC. Cheryl completed her Masters Degree in Public Administration at Carleton University, began her career in Intergovernmental Affairs at the Privy Council Office in Ottawa and has worked in strategic policy and planning in several Federal government departments including Immigration, Health, and the RCMP. Cheryl spent three years as a Senior Parliamentary Advisor to the Minister of Public Health, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Prime Minister of Canada. In these roles, she was responsible for advising the most senior levels of both elected and public servant leadership on a wide variety of issues facing Canadians.
Returning to Nova Scotia in 2006, Cheryl joined Nova Scotia Business Inc. as the Director of Policy and Planning where she worked with many other business and economic development organizations on Nova Scotia’s Competitiveness Agenda- examining key strategic drivers such as labour and education and their role in positioning the Province to compete in a global economy. In addition to her current role at NSCC, Cheryl is an active member of several community groups including as Past Chair and current member of FUSION Halifax, Neptune Theatre Board of Directors, and the Halifax Mayor’s Economic Advisory Committee.