Events & Workshops

Upcoming Events

February 26, 6pm
902 Man Up Presents Follow the Drums

902 Man Up Presents Follow the Drums

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Coming Soon: April 2024
ANS Index Launch

Stay tuned, details to follow.

April 2024
Community Speaker Series Launch- Details to Follow

Stay tuned, details to follow.

Coming April 2024! A conversation on health and economic development in African Nova Scotian communities. Watch our events page for updates.

Past Events

October 10, 2023
The Spark: Speaker Series

Spark Series 2023

Register for the next installment of The Spark: Igniting Conversations Speaker Series on collaborative opportunities to develop affordable and attainable housing in African Nova Scotian communities.

September 22, 2023
African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Summit

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Join us for the African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Summit where we will share progress made on The Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan and feature community-building work in Black communities and spaces in Canada and the U.S.

August 5, 2023
Emancipation Day Celebration, BLM Walk (Various Communities)

Emancipation Day 2023 BLM walk

August 4-6, 2023
Union of Black Artist Natal Day Block Party

UBAS Block Party 2023

August 1, 2023
ANSAIO Emancipation Day Event

Emancipation Day Celebration at Grand Parade
Monday, August 1 | 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street

Join Mayor Savage as we "unite, contribute and strengthen" during this evening of presentations and special guests, including: Nova Scotia Mass Choir, Jah'mila tribute to Nina Simone, Aquakultre, Haviah Mighty and more!

Learn more at https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/diversity-inclusion/african-nova-scotian-affairs/emancipation-day

Emancipation Day Grand Parade

July 30, 2023
Jamaican Independence Celebration

Jamaican Independence Celebration

July 29, 2023
New Beginnings Gospel Concert

New Beginnings Gospel Concet

July 21-31, 2023
Africville Reunion

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Dec 6, 2022
The Spark: Speaker Series

The Spark Speaker Series: Education and Economic Opportunities for African Nova Scotians

This session of The Spark Speaker Series will bring together educators and employment specialists to explore how an Africentric approach to education and career development can lead to long-term success.

October 21, 2022
Annual Road to Prosperity Summit

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The second annual African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Summit was held on October 21, 2022. The Summit provided an opportunity for our community to share and celebrate the progress made over the past two years.

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Sept 6, 2022
The Spark: Speaker Series

The Spark Speaker Series September 2022

This session of The Spark - Igniting Conversations Speaker Series focussed on growing entrepreneurship in the African Nova Scotian community. Speakers included Joyce Adom, Founder and CEO of Simply Go Naturals Cosmetics and Mamadou Wade, Entrepreneurial Engagement Manager at BBI.

June 2, 2022
Wealth Management Series: Real Estate

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During this session, attendees learned about the fundamentals of purchasing and investing in real estate and passing on wealth and inheritance to beneficiaries. Stay tuned for the recording of this session.

May 5, 2022
The Spark Speaker Series

The Spark Speaker Series May 2022

This session of The Spark - Igniting Conversations Speaker Series focussed on fostering diversity and inclusion in the Workplace. Speakers included Bradley Daye, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Placemaking 4G, April Howe, Founder Crayon Strategies, and Vinita Savani, Regional President Atlantic Canada, RBC.

January 19, 2021
Road to Economic Prosperity Launch

Road to Prosperity Launch Event

The African Nova Scotian (ANS) Road to Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee launched the Road to Economic Prosperity at an event with community members, partners, and members of the broader community.

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