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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

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

Community Health Fair 2016

Community Health Fair Health information and screening – come learn more about how you and your family can be healthy. Saturday, May 7th, 2016 10:00am-2:00pm New Beginnings Ministries, 26 Cherry Brook Road.

May 2, 2016 0

Spotlight: HAAC-Student Organization

Dalhousie University’s Global Health Office featured the Health Association of African Canadians – Student Organization in a recent blog post.  Check it out here!

April 27, 2016 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