Author: David Haase

Food Secure Canada 2014 Conference in Halifax

WAVES OF CHANGE: SUSTAINABLE FOOD FOR ALL AN APPETITE FOR POLICY CHANGE Food Secure Canada’s eighth national assembly held November 13-16th in Halifax was not only the biggest ever, but according to many participants our best. The number of people and organizations, the quality of the discussion, and the excitement that accompanied the sharing of…
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November 28, 2014 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

The Role of Spirituality at End of Life in NS Black Community

  This study used qualitative in-depth interviews and focus groups to examine the role of spirituality at end of life (EOL) in Nova Scotia’s Black community. We also examined data from another research project that examined health issues in the Black com- munity. The purpose of this research was to examine the issue of spirituality…
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September 10, 2014 0

2014 Health Science Summer Day Camp

 APPLY NOW!  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014   Download application form here: 2014 ANS Health Science Summer Day Camp Application    


May 7, 2014 0

Some of our accomplishments over the years

The Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC) has identified diabetes as a priority issue as a chronic disease affecting many within our community.  We have and continue to dedicate time and resources to raise awareness of the seriousness of the disease, particularly amongst youth. Regional Outstanding Partnership Award (2010)   National Outstanding Partnership Award (2010)…
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April 19, 2014 0

AGM May 24, 2014 at Black Cultural Centre

HAAC INVITES YOU TO OUR 2014 AGM! The Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC) invites Members, New Members and Friends to our Annual General Meeting – Saturday, May 24, 2014, From 1 to 3:30pm at the Black Cultural Centre in Dartmouth.  Our  event features sharing circles on Black Men’s Health. Participants in the circles will…
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April 19, 2014 0

Dr. Williams Video Available

Happy World Health Day, We are pleased to announce that the video of the public lecture, held on February 10th at NSCC is posted and available at www.haac.ca/williams.  Presentation slides and media clips are also available on this page. Thank you to everyone for making the events a great success!  Through all our events with Dr.…
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April 7, 2014 0

Dr. Williams Community Event

Free Public Lecture – Racism and Health – What’s the Connection? February 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., NSCC Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth   HAAC invites you to a community event with Dr. David R. Williams (Biography – Dr David R Williams) a world renowned expert on racism and health.  This free public lecture will…
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January 22, 2014 0