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George Savoury has extensive  public service experience in the field of social services with the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. He has held senior government executive/management positions with the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, most recently as Executive Director of Family and Community Supports. He has been responsible for policy and budget development and service delivery for such areas as Child Welfare and Residential Care, Services for Persons with Disabilities, Social Assistance, Family Violence, Early Childhood Development, and Youth Services.
He has lead such projects as implementation of Nova Scotia’s and Bermuda’s child welfare legislation, the integration of the 13 Children’s Aid Societies into the provincial Department of Community Services in Nova Scotia, development of a proposal for enhanced prevention funding and culturally relevant child protection legislation for Miawpukek First Nation, Conne River, Newfoundland and Labrador. During the past several years he also completed  strategic plans, board governance manuals , housing policies , human resources manuals, social media policies  and conducted  training in management and policy development for First Nations organizations. 

He has chaired a number of provincial and interdepartmental committees such as Nova Scotia’s Child and Youth Strategy, Child Death Review Committee and the Secure Care Residential Care Treatment Committee. George has been involved at the national level in various initiatives related to policy development and improving outcomes for children and families, and has served on the executive of the Child Welfare League of Canada. He has presented at various conferences, workshops and such Legislative Committees as Public Accounts and Community Services on a range of child welfare matters. He appeared before the Nunn Commission of Inquiry: Lessons Learned from a Boy in Trouble and has done media interviews for government on a wide range of child welfare issues.

George started Savoury Consulting Ltd in 2013,  which is a management , governance and social policy business. The focus of his work is to help leaders and organizations, become more strategic and effective in achieving success. Savoury Consulting Ltd. has done work in Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador as well as with First Nations organizations. His projects have included policy and strategic plan development  and training in the following areas: strategic planning, board governance, human resources, leadership/performance coaching, respectful communication, policy development,  performance reviews/management, social media, resolving workplace conflict, performance reviews of CEO’s and review of child protection services.

George has an MSW in social policy and administration. He has been awarded the Achievement of Excellence Award by the Nova Scotia Council for the Family and the National Children’s Service Award by the Child Welfare League of Canada.
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