The Council is comprised of representatives of African descent from across the province from Digby to Cape Breton, including representatives from historic communities as well as new immigrants. Members are leaders in the community and have a history of working to improve the lives of African Nova Scotians. Council members bring valuable experience and skills to implementing the Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan and act as advocates and guardians of the work in the community.
Providing counsel and guidance to the Road to Economic Prosperity Advisory Council (REPAC) on matters of interest to the Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan (REP).
Helping to build and maintain an ethical governance system of community leadership.
Providing strategic direction and guidance on the work of REP.
Supporting and providing spiritual guidance as the work of REP proceeds.
Acting as a storehouse for community knowledge and information.
Cameron Brown - Co-Chair - Caribbean
Melinda Daye - Co-Chair - Halifax
Louise Delisle - South Shore
Iona Duncan-States - Halifax
Darlene Lawrence - South Shore
Shawna Paris-Hoyte - Halifax
Olive Phillips - Caribbean
Glenda Richards-Talbot - Northern
Charles Sheppard - Cape Breton
Chuck Smith - South Shore
Craig Smith - Halifax
Lavonne Sparks - Halifax
Russel Brooks – African Nova Scotian Affairs Office of Integration
Jenee Jarvis – Halifax Partnership