• African Heritage Month Opening Night, 2020

Upcoming Events

Halifax Black Film Festival: Black Market 2020

Join us for a series of conferences on the workings of the film industry as well as broader issues affecting our Black communities, such as building wealth and promoting diversity.

We will have discussions and exchanges with the aim of confronting ideas and facilitating the acquisition of knowledge.

The Black Market is an initiative of the Fabienne Colas Foundation, presented with the support of TD and Global News.

For more information please contact Halifax Black Film.

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

In partnership with Halifax Black Film Festival

Central Library - Saturday February 29th @ 10:00am - 5:00pm BMO Community Room, Floor 2 Adults

UPDATED From Enslavement to Reparations: An Opportunity for Community Engagement

More reasons why you should be a part of this not-to-be-missed event.

Important Updates:

  • Special guest Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP), will be offering an apology to Lynn Jones and the greater African Canadian and African Nova Scotian communities. 
  • Free copy of R is for Reparations will be handed to the first 50 people in the door.
  • Free lunch will be served to all participants of the forum.

All are welcome, and all is free of charge.


In February 2019, the children’s book R Is for Reparations was launched during African Heritage Month. Building on the values, principles, and issues presented in this book, this community forum will provide an opportunity to discuss lessons learned and future actions.

The objectives of the forum are:

  • To increase awareness of the historical contributions of African Ancestry in building North American and European societies;
  • To raise awareness of the context and history of calls for reparations for African people throughout the world; and
  • To discuss ways to strengthen and support the participation of young African Canadians in the educational, social, economic, and political fabric of our society.

The forum will include presentations and interactive workshops.

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

In partnership with The Black Educators Association, Global Afrikan Congress – NS Chapter, North Preston Community Concern, My Divine Appointment, Ujeengo Global Community International, and Fernwood Publishing

Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Saturday February 29th @ 10:00am - 3:30pm Terry Symonds Auditorium Adults

Super Saturday: Tinfoil Khamsas

Celebrate African Heritage Month with some Khamsa crafts and colouring pages.

Ages 5+

Children under 5 are welcome to attend if assisted by an adult.

J. D. Shatford Memorial Public Library - Saturday February 29th @ 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids

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Thank You

Thank you to our Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.

  • Tracey Jones-Grant | Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Russell Grosse | Black Cultural Centre
  • Sylvia Parris | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Insititute
  • Kesa Munroe-Anderson | NS Human Rights Commission
  • Karen Hudson | Auburn High School
  • Lou Gannon | African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Juanita Peters | Africville Museum
  • Rielle Williams | Black Cultural Centre
  • Renise Cain | Halifax Public Libraries
  • Crystal Mulder | Halifax Public Libraries

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have brought African Heritage Month to life through events at the Library. Learn more about some of our community partners.

  • African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Africentric Learning Institute (ALI)
  • Afua Cooper
  • Allister J. Barton
  • Ashanti Leadership and Development Services
  • Beyond Imagination Puppet Crew
  • Black Beauty Culture Association
  • Black Educators Association
  • Black History Month Association
  • Bradley Daye
  • Clara Clayton-Gough
  • Councillor Lindell Smith
  • D.A.D.S. Canada (Dads Against Double Standards Canada)
  • Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
  • Department of Social Justice and Community Studies (Saint Mary's University)
  • Dr. Cinera States
  • Dr. Henry V. Bishop
  • Dr. Rachel Zellars
  • Drummers from Home
  • Evelyn C. White
  • Fernwood Publishing
  • Global African Congress - NS Chapter
  • Global News
  • Halifax Black Film Festival
  • Lynn Jones
  • Maritime Centre for African Dance
  • Mary's African Cuisine
  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
  • My Divine Appointment
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • North Preston Community Centre
  • Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Wokrers
  • Nova Scotia Mass Choir
  • Portia Clark
  • Reeny Smith
  • Shauntay Grant
  • TD Halifax Jazz Festival
  • Teens Now Talk Magazine
  • TK Manyimo
  • Toria Aidoo
  • Ujeengo Global Community International
  • Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia