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

HAAC in the News

Have you heard about HAAC in the news lately?  HAAC, with support from Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage Canada 150 Forward Fund, has a project called “Second Chances” to support former inmates and their families. Take a read here –

August 4, 2017 0

New Black MDs – Grad Profile

The Dalhousie Medical School Class of 2017 includes the largest-ever group of medical students of African descent to graduate from Dalhousie. The Dal News story, Grads profile: Ready to lead and make a difference, highlights the achievements of Cinera States, Stefan Allen and their classmates and celebrate the success of our PLANS Program (Promoting Leadership…
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May 29, 2017 0

2018 AGM

2018 Annual General Meeting HAAC will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 23rd at 1:30pm – 4:30pm. The AGM will be held at the North Branch Library, Gottingen St., Halifax. Current members, new members, and friends are all welcome. Please RSVP at If you would like to become a member please complete a…
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May 19, 2017 0

PLANS 2017 Summer Programming for Youth

Youth Summer Programs Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) is looking for African Nova Scotian youth to participate in summer programming!  PLANS will offer a Health Science Summer Camp in Halifax, Sydney, and Antigonish for Grades 8-11; and the PLANS Prep Institute (PPI) for Grades 10-12.  

April 5, 2017 0

Job Posting: Matter of Black Health

Job Title: Health Coach Location: Dartmouth + Offsite Temporary, Full Time Close Date: April 15, 2017 Job Overview The Matter of Black Health project is an exciting partnership between the Health Association of African Canadians, Diabetes Canada (the Canadian Diabetes Association) and the Medavie Health Foundation. The project will leverage a proven health coaching model into…
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February 25, 2017 0

Grief Management Training

We are excited to share an upcoming training opportunity through a partnership with CeaseFire, Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative, Association of Black Social Workers, and Veith House. This will train members of the African-Nova Scotian community who are working in social service settings to acquire skills that will help meet the need for culturally appropriate, peer-support driven group…
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January 25, 2017 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

2016 AGM

Join us on June 18th, 2016 at 2pm for the 2016 AGM with keynote speakers: Dr. Josephine Etowa and Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch. RSVP:

June 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