News releases from African Nova Scotian Affairs (Page 1)

New Exhibit to Explore African Nova Scotians’ Connection to the Sea

Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage / African Nova Scotian Affairs

From fishers to shipbuilders and sailors to shippers, the stories and contributions of African Nova Scotians in marine industries will be featured in a new, collaborative museum exhibit.

Government Invests in Center of Excellence

African Nova Scotian Affairs

The government is investing an additional $3 million to support construction of the Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway Betterment Association (JACBA) Center of Excellence.

Consultation on African Nova Scotia Justice Plan Starts in May

Justice / African Nova Scotian Affairs

The Province is taking an important step in addressing systemic racism in the justice system by developing an African Nova Scotian Justice Plan.

Government Invests in Richard Preston Centre of Excellence

African Nova Scotian Affairs

The government is investing $1.7 million to support the expansion of an important community hub serving the African Nova Scotian community of Halifax’s north end.

African Heritage Month Highlights Community Voices

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

Virtual celebrations began today, January 26, for African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling ceremony.

New Regional Offices Increase Support for African Nova Scotian Communities

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Three new regional offices will give African Nova Scotian communities across the province increased access to government support, programs and services.

Nova Scotia Observes Emancipation Day

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Nova Scotia will observe Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day, recognizing the anniversary of the abolishment of slavery across the British Empire. Ceremonies in the province began with a virtual launch event held today, July 28.

African Nova Scotian Justice Institute Launched

Premier's Office / Justice / African Nova Scotian Affairs

The province is investing $4.8 million in a new community-led justice institute that will support African Nova Scotians in contact with the law and help address overrepresentation and anti-Black racism in the justice system.

Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative

Premier's Office / Office of 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 / Office of 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

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

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / 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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / 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.