Celebrating African Heritage Month

Hello Halifax Armdale residents, 

As the current sitting of the legislature progresses, I am committed to representing your interests and advocating for positive change in our community. Your input is invaluable in shaping the decisions made on your behalf.

Whether it's concerns about infrastructure, education, healthcare, or any other issue affecting our community, I encourage you to share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with me. Your feedback helps me better understand the needs of our constituency and enables me to effectively address them in the legislature.

As African Heritage Month comes to an end, let us continue to celebrate and honour the rich contributions and diversity of our African Nova Scotian community throughout the year.

Please feel free to reach out to me via email, phone, or in person. Together, we can work towards building a stronger and more vibrant community for all.


African Heritage Month

Each February, African Heritage month is celebrated in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has 52 historic African Nova Scotian communities with a long, deep and complex history dating back over 200 years. African Heritage Month provides us with another opportunity to celebrate our culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of our people – past and present.

As we recognize and celebrate African Heritage Month, I hope you will take the time to reflect on the journey, challenges, and obstacles African Nova Scotians have faced and overcome to build vibrant, joyous communities.

This year’s provincial theme was “Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience as African Nova Scotians.” The theme is a reminder of the positive impact African Nova Scotians bring to our community. As we celebrate their achievements and contributions, we must continue the ongoing work to embrace diversity and inclusion and eliminate systemic racism.

The Black Culture Centre has a wealth of information available on their website that features the latest information on African Heritage Month.

If you didn't get to see the light show downtown (pictured above) at the old Library building as it commemorates this year’s theme: Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience as African Nova Scotians, today is the last day to check it out.

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Community Engagement

🗣️ As your MLA I am presented with a unique opportunity to express gratitude and recognition for outstanding individuals who make a real difference in our lives by reading Member’s Statements in the Legislature. I am inviting you to submit a Member's Statement, highlighting the exceptional people you believe deserve recognition. Learn more...

Health and Wellness

📱 Nova Scotians have access to FREE online health and wellness programs covering topics like self-management, reducing your health risks, healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellness, and parenting. Learn more...

ℹ️ The new pilot program CAPABLE that launched in December to help seniors in the Preston area live more independently in their homes will soon be available in Kings County and on the Halifax peninsula. Learn more...

Accessing Rebates and Grants

🏠 Apply before March 31st for the Heating Assistance Rebate. Qualifying Nova Scotian homes will receive $600 to help with home heating costs. Learn more...

⚕️ Seniors have until March 31st to apply for the increased Seniors Care Grant, which helps cover the costs of a range of healthcare and household services. Learn more...

💲 The Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund in accepting applications. This program supports Nova Scotians facing an emergency situation with home heating cost during the winter months. Learn more...


Community Spotlight

Blk Women in Excellence Society

Blk Women in Excellence (BWIE) is a pioneering organization dedicated to empowering and supporting Black women entrepreneurs.

BWIE sets out to encourage, educate, and inspire Black women business owners not only in Nova Scotia, but across Canada.

In their pursuit of holistic entrepreneurial development, they offer comprehensive programs and workshops, forging partnerships with businesses and organizations to provide internship opportunities and resources. By nurturing the aspirations of aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages, they envision a future where Black women and Black Female Youth excel, thrive, and make meaningful contributions in their respective fields.

Visit their website to learn more about upcoming events, view educational presentations, and access their business directory. 

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What's on in Halifax Armdale?

🚶🏾‍♀️ With over 50 community and recreation centers around the municipality staying active year-round is a little easier. Learn more...

☕ Stop by the Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre for Community Drop Thursday mornings for coffee and snacks. Learn more...

📌 Halifax Parks & Recreation has started posting their upcoming Summer Rec job openings. If you are a student or young adult looking for a summer job, apply online today. Learn more...

⚾ Registration has opened for the Halifax Minor Baseball Association 2024 season. Learn more...