Building Strong, Vibrant, and Prosperous African Nova Scotian Communities

The Road to Economic Prosperity

For generations, African Nova Scotians have advocated for unity and prosperity, and have remained committed to building and maintaining their community by carrying each other’s challenges and solving them together.

Developed and led by community, the African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Plan (REPP) is a five-year economic development strategy that aims to address systemic issues and improve economic and quality of life outcomes for African Nova Scotians.

Explore our vision, strategies, and actions to drive African Nova Scotians’ economic and social prosperity.

For Us, By Us, With Us

The Road to Economic Prosperity was developed and is owned and led by African Nova Scotian communities throughout Halifax Regional Municipality, building on generations of community economic development work. Meet the community members leading this work and the supporting team and partners.

Reports & Research

Progress Report 2022

Download the 2022 Road to Economic Prosperity Summary Progress Report (October 2022) to learn about progress made on the three strategic priorities and 30 actions over the past two years.

Download the Progress Summary

Progress Report Summary 2022 v2

Explore the African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Plan which provides an overview of the consultation process, framework, strategic priorities, and years 1-2 actions.

Download the Plan


The African Nova Scotian Prosperity and Well-being Index tracks and report on economic and community progress. Explore the initial findings presented at the Summit last year.

Download the Index Summary

Join Our Events

December 6, 2022
The Spark Speaker Series

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This speaker series session will bring together educators and employment specialists to explore how an Africentric approach to education and career development can lead to long-term success.

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October 21, 2022
Community Summit 2022

ANS Summit 2022

The second annual Road to Economic Prosperity Summit, held on October 21, 2022, 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

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This speaker series discussion focused on growing entrepreneurship in the African Nova Scotian community, bringing together new and established entrepreneurs and businesses.

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The Action Plan is being delivered by the Road to Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee in partnership with African Nova Scotian communities, Halifax Partnership, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and private, public, and community partners.

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