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What We Do

What We Do

African Nova Scotian Affairs works with the provincial government on matters involving African Nova Scotian issues, policies and programs. ANSA’s ongoing work falls under one of four strategic areas:

  • Government relations,
  • Negotiations,
  • Community outreach,
  • Communication for public education and awareness.

In addition to working with government, ANSA works within the community to keep African Nova Scotians informed and encourages involvement. ANSA takes a key role in community initiatives and brings African Nova Scotians together to network, share ideas, and identify opportunities for development and growth.

African Nova Scotian Affairs plays an active role in all matters relating to government that involve African Nova Scotians and their communities. ANSA’s role is diverse and multi-faceted – from providing advice that makes a difference in government decisions, to being involved in the creation and delivery of innovative programs. ANSA helps government better serve African Nova Scotians by:

  • Strengthening the delivery of services to African Nova Scotians
  • Facilitating dialogue between government and community
  • Reviewing and providing input on proposed legislation and policy
  • Advising government through information sessions and updates for government departments, agencies, boards and commissions
  • Working with African Nova Scotian communities and all levels of government on matters such as developing or unresolved issues, new initiatives, and community programming/celebrations
  • Participating in community events, activities and workshops
  • Being an agent for change

Learn more about current projects and programs.