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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

We highly encourage all Nova Scotians to get the vaccine when you can – whether it is in an African Nova Scotian clinic, one of the 10 community clinics, or at one of the participating pharmacies and doctor’s offices throughout the province.

Do your part to stop COVID-19 by following public health guidelines and booking your vaccine when you are eligible: or call 1-833-797-7772.

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Land Titles Initiative Update

In September 2017, government announced it would put in place new resources to help residents in five African Nova Scotian communities get clear title to the land they live on. More information on this initiative is available here

ANSA Newsletter:

Passages and Prosperity

Working with government to serve African Nova Scotians

Working with government to serve African Nova ScotiansAs a founding culture, African Nova Scotian history is deep and storied. Today, there are 50 African Nova Scotian communities throughout the province of Nova Scotia. Almost 21,000 African Nova Scotians call this province home, contributing to the rich diversity that defines Nova Scotia.

African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA) works with government and the African Nova Scotian community to enhance cultural understanding and assist in the delivery of services that meet the unique needs of African Nova Scotians. It is the connecting point to the community, promoting African Nova Scotian priorities and bringing people together to share in cultural experiences.

African Nova Scotian Affairs contributes to government decision-making and facilitates positive change on behalf of African Nova Scotians. It also works in partnership with departments, agencies and other organizations to develop solutions that support the ongoing well-being of African Nova Scotians.

ANSA is an advocate for African Nova Scotians, encouraging dialogue and involvement between government and the community. Through the efforts of ANSA, voices have a means to be heard and the aspirations of African Nova Scotians can be achieved.


Honourable Pat Dunn

Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs

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