Barb Boiduk Award

Barb Boiduk was passionate about the field of Early Intervention. Service from the heart for all families came as naturally as breathing and returned priceless rewards that filled her with happiness. She worked for 13 years as an Executive Director for the Cumberland Early Intervention Program before losing her battle with cancer in 2005. She devoted her career and life to advocating for families who have children with specials needs. 

The Barb Boiduk Award is presented annually by Early Intervention Nova Scotia to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary contribution of heart and voice in service to families who have children with special needs. To nominate someone please submit a brief letter describing how they have gone “above and beyond” in supporting and empowering families, or in advocating for Early Intervention.

Please include their position (Developmental Interventionist, Parent/Guardian, Board Member, Community Partner, etc.), years of service, and any other information that could be helpful in describing why they deserve this award. This nomination does not have to be someone in the EINS community. It can be anyone with a strong commitment to families and children.

Deadline for nominations: April 30, 2017

Please send nominations to Emily Martinello (


Our Mission

"The Early Intervention Association of Nova Scotia exists as an organization to advocate for and increase awareness of Early Intervention in the community. The Association promotes personal and professional development to support infants and children with special needs and their families."