Count Us In: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024 outlines specific actions and priorities to help government end the many challenges facing African Nova Scotians. It will help government, organizations and the community work together on existing initiatives and new opportunities.
The overall goals of Count Us In are:
- to provide a framework for government to address the issues and concerns facing African Nova Scotians
- to work towards advancing social justice and inclusion polices, eradicating racism and promoting human rights
- to create partnerships and opportunities with African Nova Scotians, the community and government to address the inequalities in all facets of our society
United Nations Pillars
The actions in Count Us In aligns with the 3 pillars identified by the United Nations for the Decade: • Recognition - recognizing and celebrating the important contributions of people of African descent, while also recognizing the long-standing prejudices and unfair treatment they have endured for generations • Justice - drawing on the lessons learned from the past to guide us as we work towards advancing social justice and inclusion policies, eradicating racism and intolerance, and promoting human rights • Development - creating healthier and more prosperous communities
Watch the Ceremony:
September 19th, 2019 was proclaimed to be the official launch day of “Count Us In: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024” in the Province of Nova Scotia.