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Land Titles Update

The people of East Preston, Cherry Brook, North Preston, Lincolnville, and Sunnyville will soon have new supports to deal with land title issues.

The communities of East Preston, Cherry Brook, North Preston, Lincolnville, and Sunnyville have suffered from historical racial discrimination that prevented people from receiving legal title to the land they own. We know this has had a negative effect on people for many years. It is very important that we remove barriers to the clarification of land ownership and address the unequal treatment that African Nova Scotians have faced.

We know this has been a long and difficult process, and it is time for a change. The new way forward brings in people dedicated to working with you and funding to help you get clear title to your land.

This united effort brings government, the justice stakeholders group, and the people who live in the communities together.

For information go to Land Titles Clarification Act page.

For further information, please contact Wayn Hamilton at the Office of African Nova Scotia Affairs: 1-866-580-2672.


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 Tony Ince

Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs

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Tony Ince