African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA), providing funding to members who organize commemorations to recognize August events

Emancipation Day, August 1, and the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23, mark days of significant historical importance to all of us, and especially those of African descent. The Province, through African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA), are asking that each municipality consider organizing a commemorative event in recognition of these days. 

 

These kinds of events are important because they demonstrate our respective commitment to an inclusive and diverse Nova Scotia.

 

Wayn Hamilton (Executive Director, ANSA) that provides some additional information/context about Emancipation Day and the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, and encourages municipalities to consider a proclamation and/or event in recognition of these important dates.

 

Interested members can find a funding application as ANSA will provide up to $500 for any municipal events in this regard.

 

Additonally, ANSA has removed the hard deadline for applications to be received.  

 

If you have any questions about Emancipation Day, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, or the attached documents, please contact ANSA at 902-424-5555 or 902-424-3480.