News releases from African Nova Scotian Affairs (Page 1)

Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative

Premier's Office / Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives / African Nova Scotian Affairs / Health and Wellness

The Nova Scotia government has established a community-based working group to support the collection of race-based data in the health system.

Legislation Recognizes Emancipation Day in Nova Scotia

African Nova Scotian Affairs / Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Nova Scotia will officially designate Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in the province.

Province Repays Fine and Court Cost of Viola Desmond

Premier's Office / African Nova Scotian Affairs

A virtual ceremony took place today, Feb. 3, to honour the legacy of Viola Desmond by repaying her sister Wanda Robson for the court costs and fines associated with Mrs. Desmond’s 1946 court case and using the funds to support a one-time scholarship at Cape Breton University.

African Heritage Month Calls to Listen, Learn, Share and Act

Premier's Office / African Nova Scotian Affairs / Lieutenant Governor

Virtual celebrations began today, Jan. 26, for African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation launch and poster unveiling with Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, Premier Stephen McNeil, and African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince.

Nova Scotia Hosts Canadian Congress of Black Parliamentarians

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Nova Scotia is hosting the Canadian Congress of Black Parliamentarians 2020 summit from Feb. 28 to 29 in Halifax. The annual meeting will focus on education, youth engagement and access to justice.

Province Launches African Nova Scotian Online Resource

Lieutenant Governor / Communities, Culture and Heritage / African Nova Scotian Affairs

Archival records help people understand the who, what, where, when and why of the past. For that reason, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, Nova Scotia Archives is launching an online resource with a range of historical information relating to African Nova Scotians.

African Heritage Month Highlights Faith, Family and Community

African Nova Scotian Affairs / Lieutenant Governor

Celebrations began today, Jan. 22, for African Heritage Month with a provincial launch and poster unveiling at Province House with Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc and Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs Tony Ince.

Premier Launches Action Plan to Support the International Decade for People of African Descent

Premier's Office / African Nova Scotian Affairs

Government and the community need to work together to help address and eliminate the many challenges faced by African Nova Scotians. That is why, today, Sept. 18, government is releasing an action plan aimed at eliminating those challenges.

Minister Ince Participating in Youth Leadership Event in Africa

African Nova Scotian Affairs

African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince will be joining a small delegation of youth travelling to Ghana, Africa for the African Youth and Governance Convergence event, Aug. 11 to 18.

African Heritage Month Recognizes Shared Nova Scotian History

African Nova Scotian Affairs

February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia and a time to celebrate and share the culture and history of African Nova Scotians.

New Community Centre for Acaciaville

Communities, Culture and Heritage / African Nova Scotian Affairs

A new community centre, to be built in Acaciaville, Digby Co. will celebrate the life and heritage of African Nova Scotians and will be a gathering place for generations of families.

Nova Scotia Proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent

Premier's Office / African Nova Scotian Affairs

Premier Stephen McNeil proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent in Nova Scotia, today, May 8.

Government Proclaims International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Premier's Office / African Nova Scotian Affairs

Premier Stephen McNeil proclaimed today, March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Nova Scotia, as part of the United Nations event for people around the world to take a stand against racism, discrimination, prejudice and intolerance.

Education and Celebrating Community Highlights African Heritage Month

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate, experience and learn about the rich culture, history, achievements and contributions of people of African descent during African Heritage Month 2018.

Government Helping Communities Get Clear Title to Land

African Nova Scotian Affairs / Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Government will invest about $2.7 million over two years to help residents in five communities get clear title to land on which they live.

Nova Scotia to Host Canadian Caucus of Black Parliamentarians Conference in 2018

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Nova Scotia will host the Canadian Caucus of Black Parliamentarians Conference in 2018.

Le gouvernement met sur pied une commission indépendante sur la représentation électorale effective

Acadian Affairs and Francophonie / African Nova Scotian Affairs

Le gouvernement a mis sur pied une commission indépendante pour consulter les Acadiens, les francophones et les Afro-Néo-Écossais afin de déterminer ce que pourrait signifier la représentation électorale effective.

Government Establishes Independent Commission on Effective Electoral Representation

Acadian Affairs and Francophonie / African Nova Scotian Affairs

Government has established an independent commission to consult with Acadians, francophones and African Nova Scotians to determine what effective electoral representation could mean.

African Heritage Month Honours the Past, Present and Future

African Nova Scotian Affairs

The province recognized and celebrated February as African Heritage Month with a launch at Province House by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince, today, Jan. 24.

African Heritage Month Celebrates No. 2 Construction Battalion

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Nova Scotia’s No. 2 Construction Battalion, the only predominantly African-Canadian battalion since Confederation, is this year’s centrepiece for African Heritage Month.