Community Involvement

PMCS recognizes that each individual and business is nurtured by the communities in which we live and work. We remain committed to strengthening our communities.

In 2010, Jim Pyra was recognized by the Municipality of West Hants for his contributions to the community in his various volunteer activities over the years.

PMCS Scholarship Award

PMCS is committed to making a positive contribution to the community.  To that end, for several years the company offered an annual $1,000 scholarship to support a full-time student from Hants County beginning or continuing in a university degree program. Click here to read the press releases announcing past winners.

The Project Management Institute – Nova Scotia Chapter

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading non-profit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders.

Friends of Harmony Park Society

PMCS supports the communities in which we live. Jim Pyra was an active board member of the Friends of Harmony Park Society for 5 years, serving as vice president and treasurer. The society operates, maintains and improves Harmony Park, which serves communities and particularly students of the Dr. Arthur Hines School in West Hants, Nova Scotia.

Hants Shore Community Health Centre

The Hants Shore runs along the Bay of Fundy in the western part of Hants County, Nova Scotia. It has about 900 households in 13 communities extending from Upper Burlington to Tennecape. In the centre of this community lies the Hants Shore Community Health Centre which provides health services to the 3,000 people who live there. Karen Pyra and Rick Manuel of PMCS have each served in the Centre's Board of Directors and supports its mission to deliver comprehensive primary health care to the community, along with the establishment of health promotion and preventive medicine structures.

Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation

PMCS believes in research and support of healthcare systems. Jim Pyra was a board member at the Foundation for several years, chairing both the Health Promotion and Board Affairs committee.

Riverview 4-H

Both Jim and Karen Pyra have provided volunteer support as leaders or judges of 4-H group activities in the Summerville area.


Life balance is important at PMCS. Jim Pyra was the volunteer Area Representative for Nova Scotia for Opimian - Canada's largest wine club for 5 years.