Our Objectives

The African Canadian Services Branch (ACSB) is dedicated to collaborating across the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) with parents, and stakeholders to build a Nova Scotian education system that is equitable, culturally responsive and a safe learning environment.

We will advance the holistic development, well-being and achievement of African Nova Scotian and African Canadian learners by:

  • Providing leadership to support teachers, administrators and other educational staff in ensuring an equitable and inclusive educational experience for African Nova Scotian learners
  • Promoting understanding of African Nova Scotians and African Canadians and their knowledge systems, histories, heritages, cultures, traditions, and contributions to society recognizing their origins as African people
  • Leading collaboratively with EECD staff and other stakeholders to identify and eliminate barriers impacting African Nova Scotian and African Canadian learners
  • Providing support services to learners as they transition through the early years, Primary-Grade 12, post-secondary, and adult education towards a career and workforce development
  • Managing and administering the provincial scholarship program for African Nova Scotian learners to ensure African Nova Scotian and African Canadian students have equitable access to post-secondary institutions
  • Developing, promoting, and facilitating access to programs, resources, and services for and on behalf of African Nova Scotian and African Canadian learners
  • Collaborating across the department and with government to consult with and provide advice regarding African Nova Scotian/Canadian Education
  • Providing leadership to post-secondary institution in the development of policies, programs and processes which nurture and affirm the goals and future aspirations of African Nova Scotian and African Canadian learners