VANSDA is a not-for-profit community development organization which operates
through project based funding. This funding is provided through proposal submission
approval by various Government of Canada and Nova Scotia Government Departments.
The organization is guided by a representative community volunteer group that make
up its' Board of Directors and a secondary group of Associate/Resource members
representing community partners. The individuals come from various parts of the
Valley with an interest in the development of the African Nova Scotian community.
VANSDA has successfully completed numerous initiatives and has grown in stature
as one of the most active community organizations in Western Nova Scotia. With a
motto of "Joining Hands to Build Better Partnerships" the organization strives to
impact the lives of the community members through the development of a broad base
of service delivery partnerships.
Food Handlers - Oct 23rd from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Food Handlers Education Course
Sponsored for Registered Clients
Do you have the Competitive Edge?
Need the Food Handlers Certificate?
• Do not have the necessary prerequisites to apply for certain jobs because of the lack of not having the certificate?
• Current certificate no longer valid?
• Family members not qualified to help with the family catering business or community eating functions?
If interested in participating please contact Lisa Diggs at 678-7410 ext 202
Registration is required. Plan for a full day 9:00-4:30 and bring your lunch.
BE NEXT TO GET HIRED!!!!!
Poetry Reading and Talk - Oct 23rd from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
And I Alone Escaped To Tell You
Join us on Thursday, October 23rd for a poetry reading and talk by the author, Sylvia Hamilton.
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Library, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.
20th Anniversary of the BLAC Report on Edcation Conference - Nov 14th to Nov 15th
The Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) are co-presenter of the 20th Anniversary of the BLAC Report on Education Conference, November 14-15, 2014. The theme of which is Reflecting on the Past, Charting the Future.
For more information, please contact:
Jocelyn Dorrington, Chair
African Nova Scotian Economic Development Conference: Pathway To Sustainability - Nov 28th to Nov 29th
African Nova Scotian Economic Development Conference:
Pathway To Sustainability
November 28th and 29th 2014
The African Community Investment Cooperative of Canada Ltd (ACICC) in partnership with several African Nova Scotian Organizations, invite you to a conference to deliberate on working together for economic sustainability and self-reliance of African Nova Scotia community.
Today, we are facing enormous challenges finding resources needed to sustain our community from local to global. With our giant strides in history, it is our collective responsibility as a community to ensure our own economic sustainability and social wellbeing. The time has come for us to come together, stay together and work together with one voice for our own economic development and self-reliance in Nova Scotia.
The United Nations has recognized that we as persons of African descent are a distinct group. The commemoration of slave trade, its abolition and contribution to humanity elevates us beyond measure.
With full acknowledgement of the significance of your organization in the community, we are pleased to welcome your organization’s participation in the conference. Specifically, the goals of conference are to begin the discussion on the following issues:
-? Strengthening the relationships between all peoples of African descent through positive, thoughtful and reflective dialogue.
-? To bring together all persons of African descent to begin discussions on economic sustainability.
-? Examine social enterprise, asset-based and other social models that would help create resilient communities and build communities from the inside-out.
-? Showcase best practices and innovations that exist within African Nova Scotia communities in the area of economic development.
The conference targets leaders from indigenous African Community Based Organizations/Faith Based Organizations and institutions, educators and development practitioners, representatives from national associations of the continent of African and the Caribbean. Your participation is a necessary
step towards collective action for self- reliance. For effective participation, we expect two representatives from your organization preferably the chair/president of the board and the executive director depending on availability.
The conference is scheduled for the 28th and 29th November 2014 at the Henry G. Bauld Centre, 35 Wilfred Jackson Way (off Main Street Dartmouth, across from the Black Cultural Centre).
Please visit www.acicc.ca to confirm registration and to receive conference schedules and details by November 10th. Participation is free. However a $20.00 donation to offset cost of conference would be highly appreciated. Transportation allowance for participants outside HRM would be available upon request.
Please send email request for transportation to Josephine Tommy at TOMMYJC@gov.ns.ca.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if further details are required or visit acicc.ca for conference updates.