Dr Wayne Adams – Senior Consultant. Wayne Adams is recognized as one of Nova Scotia’s more prominent, well-respected and influential Citizens. An entrepreneur/ businessman, broadcast journalist, politician, an environmental activist, he was raised and educated in Halifax. Dr. Adams has worked tirelessly in the Halifax-Dartmouth communities for over 40 years leading and participating in several socio-economic policy developments, sport-events, environment focus groups, industry trade missions. He has represented Nova Scotia on the national and international scenes.
He is Vice-President of CaribREGEN International, a Nova Scotia based company exploring renewable energy systems in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean. He is a Director of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, The Halifax Foundation, the N.S. Hearing and Speech Foundation, and the “N.S. Bravery Awards” Advisory Council. His extensive and diverse commitments earned him the National-Harry Jerome Award for Leadership; The Rotary Club International 4-Way Test-Award; The B’nai B’rith Canadian Radio Award for excellence in Human Rights Broadcasting. The Dartmouth J.C.’s presented Wayne with an “Outstanding Young Citizen-Award”; just to name a few. He is the Past Charter President of Chebucto Windfields Inc., and is a Past President of the Nova Scotia Environmental Industries Association.
Politically, he has represented constituents at two levels of government, provincially proclaiming what became a world-renowned solid waste reduction and management system in Nova Scotia. Municipally, he helped engineer a Canadian initiative in Rural Community Renewal. In 1979 he was elected to the first of five terms as Municipal Councillor in Halifax County, and also served as Deputy Warden. During his time as a municipal leader, Mr. Adams served two terms on the School Board. In 1993, he become the first elected black person in History to the Legislature of Nova Scotia, and the first Black Cabinet Minister. Under his direction, Nova Scotia experienced its most sustained period of environmental growth since the creation of the Department of the Environment in 1973. He introduced the first comprehensive Solid Waste Management Strategy in Canada designed to reduce the amount of solid waste in Nova Scotia by more than 50% within two years; while creating a new stream of waste resource-based industries, forming the Nova Scotia environmental industries sector that experienced a growth rate that exceeded 250%. Dr. Adams as Minister responsible for the Emergency Measures Organization, introduced the establishment of Canada’s first ‘province-wide integrated’ 911-emergency response system.
In 2003, Wayne Adams received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Laws Degree from St. Mary’s University and he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2011, Wayne received the Order of Nova Scotia and he became Honorary Colonel of MH423 Squadron in April 2012.
A Chartered Consultant with the American Consultants League, Dr. Adams was named Person of the Year 2004, by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.