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Media Release

Tourism Industry Celebrates Value of Older Workers

November 28, 2022

November 28, 2023 – (Halifax, NS) – The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is marking the achievement of twenty businesses across the province earning a Certified Age Friendly Employer (CAFÉ) designation from the Age Friendly Institute.

The program, delivered in partnership with Ageing proActively, supports employers in leveraging the mature workforce and was developed using a team of analysts and professionals with specializations in human resources, compensation, and benefits. Employers receive feedback on current and best practices in recruitment and retention of the demographic and managing a multi-generational workforce. CAFÉ also provide older workers with a trusted mark of quality when seeking employment.

“TIANS believes the mature workforce holds tremendous value and potential for the industry,” said Darlene Grant Fiander, TIANS President. “Tourism employment can provide meaningful connections to the community, generate additional income, and provide mentoring opportunities for individuals to share experience and knowledge. TIANS is proud to be leading the inaugural designations in Canada for the CAFÉ program with Aging Proactively,” added Grant Fiander.

  • Ambassatours
  • Amos Pewter
  • Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
  • Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax
  • Chanterelle Inn
  • Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus
  • Coastal Inn Dartmouth
  • Digby Pines Resort
  • Events East
  • Fox Harb’r Resort
  • Grand Pre Wines
  • Inverary Resort
  • Marriott Harbourfront
  • Old Orchard Inn
  • Prince George Hotel
  • Silver Birch Hotels – The Barrington and Hotel Halifax
  • Sou’Wester Gift & Restaurant Co.
  • White Point

Working with partner associations and stakeholders, TIANS is committed to representing the best interests of the Industry; enhancing and supporting the development of a competitive business environment; advocating on issues critical to the Industry’s success; and most importantly, leading Nova Scotia’s most promising economic sector.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Dahr
Director, Industry Relations and Professional Development
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
[email protected] 902.423.4480