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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

Series: Social Determinants of Health

Starting soon, HAAC will be profiling the social determinants of health over the next year. The social determinants of health influence the health of populations.They include income and social status; social support networks; education; employment/working conditions; social environments; physical environments; personal health practices and coping skills; healthy child development; gender; and culture.Source: http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/public-health-topics/social-determinants-of-health/


January 21, 2014 0

Improving Cancer Care for African Nova Scotians

Learning that you or someone close to you has cancer is life-changing, and because culture and life experience defines who we are, it is not surprising that our needs within the formal health system will vary accordingly. Twelve years ago Cancer Care Nova Scotia (CCNS) believed there was a gap in how the cancer system…
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October 25, 2013 0

HAAC’s Words of Appreciation for Mandy Conyers

Mandy Conyers, a member of the Health Association of African Canadian has recently moved out of province to take up a position in her field of study. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University’s Dietetics Program.


March 7, 2013 0

HAAC Talks Community Partnerships across the Province

In strategic planning, HAAC recognized that the success of our activities, current and planned, would be greater with partnerships in the community, with health associations and researchers among others.


March 6, 2013 0

African Canadian Health Network of Nova Scotia Announces A Year of Success

A year old, the African Canadian Health Network, hosted by HAAC, is excited about its accomplishments in building collaboration and culturally effective programs. I made connections that I would not have made elsewhere. Network member


March 4, 2013 0

Man Talk “Straight from the Heart”

Over the last 15 years I have had a growing concern about the lack of services for male victims of sexual abuse. As a correctional mental health worker, as a child protection worker and in my private practice, I regularly saw boys and men who would report that they had been abused. They would share…
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March 2, 2013 0