February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. This year’s theme, Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians, focuses on “the legacies of people of African descent through first voice, lived realities, and experiences.”
On this page you’ll find a list of resources compiled with assistance from Equity Officer Rhema Ferguson. Whether you want to participate in African Heritage Month events, or learn more about the African Nova Scotian community and the contributions of Black Canadians more broadly, these resources are a great place to start.
Halifax is hosting a series of online and in-person events at its public libraries across the HRM. The events are free and open to the public, and include events on African cuisine, presentations for children, and lectures on Black Canadian history.
The BCC NS event calendar is full of province-wide events happening throughout February 2022, many of which can be joined online.
The Canadian Encyclopedia's survey of contemporary Black history
The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia presents the history of African Heritage Month in our province
The Prince Scholarship is awarded to an African Nova Scotian student entering the Foundation Year Program
The Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship is awarded to a Black Canadian or Indigenous student in Canada
The Global News Scholarship will be awarded to a Black Canadian student entering the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program in September 2022
BSAC supports all Black students at Dalhousie and King's. They provide services and programs that offer personal and educational support, and act as a link between the campuses and African Nova Scotian communities
The Black Faculty & Staff Caucus serves as a voice for the concerns of the Black communities at Dalhousie, particularly faculty and staff, by bringing these concerns to the Board of Governors, the Senate, senior administration and others as appropriate
The King’s Racialized Students’ Collective is a student-operated safe space meant to provide peer support for all BIPOC-identifying people on campus
The Racialized Students' Collective has compiled a list of resources to help those looking for support for and by Black people
Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth-specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools