About Us

Destination Dartmouth Association

The Destination Dartmouth Association is based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and was incorporated as a Society in August 2016. The formation of the organization, its mandate, and the appointment of Gloria McCluskey as President were officially announced in January 2017.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is to promote Dartmouth’s identity, preserve its heritage, and encourage the development of a healthy and inclusive community by:

  • Building awareness of all of Dartmouth’s many attributes
  • Communicating these attributes to residents and visitors alike
  • Forming partnerships with local and regional organizations
  • Advocating, through community engagement and other means, the development of a vibrant, progressive community
  • Promoting Dartmouth-based events, organizations, news, activities and points of interest

Advocacy & Promotional Work

  • Developed the Explore Dartmouth web site, Destination Dartmouth Facebook Page, and a video to promote Dartmouth’s many assets, including tourism and investment opportunities.
  • Requests to include the name Dartmouth on the cover of HRM’s Centre Plan.
  • Provincial policies submitted to all Dartmouth area candidates in the May 2017 provincial election.
  • Establishing a sponsorship program and preliminary fundraising work.
  • Promoting Dartmouth’s business areas: Downtown, Burnside, Main Street (Village on Main).
  • Requested that Halifax Water Commission use the proper name of the Municipality in its public notices.
  • Established a Shubenacadie “Canal District”, in cooperation with the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, and Develop Nova Scotia.
  • "Canal Walk" brochures developed in cooperation with the Canal Commission.
  • "Welcome To Dartmouth" flyers developed and distributed to hotels and tourism bureaus.
  • Monitoring water quality issues with Dartmouth's lakes.
  • Partnered with the Nova Multifest Society to develop a major multicultural festival for the Dartmouth waterfront.
  • Presentation on the need for a Lake Protection policy in the Centre Plan and an Urban Lakes Management Plan for HRM.