Recognition Program

Recognition Program

Recognizing the achievements of African Nova Scotians.

ANSA’s Recognition Program celebrates individuals and groups who have made positive contributions to the African Nova Scotian community in the areas of education, public service, business service and community service.



Anyone of African descent who meets the achievement criteria is eligible for recognition.

The program recognizes contributions to the community such as years of community service or volunteer work; prestigious appointments in legal, business or political fields; and acceptance into the military, RCMP or a regional police force.

Individuals can also be recognized for achievements in education such as successfully completing high school, college, university or graduate school.



Groups founded or staffed by African Nova Scotians and ones that serve African Nova Scotians are eligible for recognition. This includes businesses, organizations, associations and other community groups of two or more people.

The program recognizes years of service to the community and major business milestones such as an increase in sales, corporate growth or other achievements.


Know someone who deserves to be recognized?

Nominate an individual or group by submitting an application to African Nova Scotian Affairs. Everything you need is contained in the program guide and application form.

Depending on the type of achievement, applicants can be recognized formally or informally. Recognition includes a letter and certificate from the Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs and a token of appreciation.


Recognition Application (PDF 130 KB)


Contact us to for more information.

Call 1-902-424-5555 or 1-866-580-2672 (ANSA)