Category: Community

African Nova Scotian Health Strategy

The African Nova Scotian Health Strategy was created to hold conversations directly with People of African Descent in Nova Scotian to hear about their experiences with the healthcare system. The purpose of the strategy is to create equitable health care, services and programs and to lower the level of health disparities. The voice of the…
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March 19, 2018 0

Towards Health and Self-Esteem

—New DATE— Join the Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC) and the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) for….  Our Partnership: Towards Health and Self-Esteem  Come and hear from presenters on Self Esteem and the African Canadian Women. November 17th, 2016 at 7:00pm-8:45pm Black Cultural Centre  


October 3, 2016 0

*NEW DATE* Education Session

Education Session: “Pregnancy and Diabetes: What You Should Know” North Preston Community Centre on *Tuesday, May 17th @ 6:30pm*


May 9, 2016 0

Health Science Camp for Black Youth

African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp Do you know a young learner of African descent interested in a career as a health professional?   Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) at Dalhousie University will be hosting a 5-day summer day camp for youth of African descent who are interested in a career…
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April 15, 2016 0

Racism: Black Perspectives

On Wednesday, February 24th at the Halifax Public Library – 4 panelists from the African Canadian community addressed issues of racism in the second of a series organized by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs. February’s panels were Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch, Robert Wright, Ann Devine, and Lindell Smith – moderated by Dr. Ingrid…
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February 27, 2016 0

Nova Scotia Health Authority Diversity Bursary

NSHA Diversity Bursary: Applications open January 5, 2016 Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone) is continuing with its Diversity Bursary program as a step to creating a more diverse workforce that better represents the communities we serve.


December 7, 2015 0

Conference Videos Available

Videos from Trauma informed Practice: A Lens on the African Canadian Community are now available. http://staging2.haac.ca/2015-ansmai/


October 22, 2015 0

2015 Annual General Meeting

Saturday, June 13, 20015 4:00pm-6:00pm Black Cultural Centre, 10 Cherry Brook Road   First hour: Presentations and Discussion on theme of “Our Health Matters – what are the gaps?” Second hour: Business meeting Light refreshments will be available.


May 20, 2015 0

Update on Ebola – some resources

This is a brief update of the Ebola epidemic based on a panel discussion at Dalhousie University Medical School on November 20th, 2014. The panel which included doctors, a public health official, a community member from West Africa, and a bioethicist, covered topics such as the science behind the disease, and the impact of the…
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November 23, 2014 0

Pathways to culturally competent practice with African Canadians- NSABSW Conference

  HAAC members Donna Smith, Robert Wright and Lana MacLean will be presenting at this conference:    


September 10, 2014 0