Count Us In: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024 is designed to provide government with specific actions, strategic priorities and criteria to help eliminate the many challenges facing African Nova Scotians using the three pillars identified by the United Nations:
The 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 policies, 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
Why an Action Plan?
The history of African Nova Scotians is unique, celebratory and proud. However, it is also marked with systemic barriers carried on through many centuries……. This needs to change. We need all Nova Scotians to support this plan.
Count Us In will guide us towards addressing specific areas where systemic racism, discrimination and injustice have been perpetuated. We want to find solutions to correct the longstanding issues. We want to create a province where African Nova Scotians have equitable access to all opportunities.
To read the complete action plan, go to: Count Us In: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015 – 2024 (PDF)
Plan d’action de la Nouvelle-Écosse en réponse à la Décennie internationale des personnes d’ascendance africaine 2015–2024 Résumé (PDF)
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.