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ANNOUNCING... The Rita Joe Canadian Playwriting Award!.

Submissions are NOW OPEN across Canada to all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) writers and playwrights. The winner will receive a $10,000 commission for the writing of a new play or musical as well as dramaturgical and workshop support from the Highland Arts Theatre as part of our 2021 Playwrights Unit.

Know someone who might be interested? Be sure to send it their way, you could be helping them be selected for a $10,000 commission!

Deadline for sending submissions is March 15th at 11:59PM.

All prizes and programming have been made possible through the HAT’s Radical Access Program, funded by the donations of thousands of supporters from across North America.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the award and how to submit:

African Heritage Month Activities for Families

Family Fun on Feb 5th, 2020. This is a chance for adults and children to learn about our African Heritage and to gain some knowledge about our local history.

Web Resources

Weblink to resources such as Health & Social Services, Educational Services, Community & Culutre, African Canadian Services and Economic Develpment

Circles of Support and Change Project: Transferring Successful Rural Indigenous Practices to Other Rural Contexts

The Circles of Support and Change project is a project of the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association (AWRCSASA/Women’s Centre) working in partnership with 3 distinct, rural, underserved communities to develop community-led, community-based responses for preventing and responding to gender-based and sexualized violence.
The three partnering communities are The historic African Nova Scotian rural settlements of Upper Big Tracadie, Sunnyville, and Lincolnville .Canso and area; and the Strait Area Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.

Virtual Discussion on Resources and Supports for African Nova Scotian Women Facing Issues of Domestic Violence

The Descendants of African Americans Enslaved Living in Nova Scotia will be holding The Last Taboo Workshop: Examining Resources, Supports And Services For Women Facing Violence In The Preston Township on March 2, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

The attached poster has the complete details.

For pre-registration and the zoom link, contact: Denise Allen by 26/02/20 (902) 489-2985 or

African Heritage Month Activities for Families

Hosted by the Zone 7 African Heritage Cultural Association and the Circles of Support and Change Project
For more information on this African Heritage Month Event please email

Addressing Economic Racism in Canada’s Pandemic Response and Recovery report

Weblink to The Essential Solutions Project brings together experts across multiple disciplines to generate innovative answers to the complex challenges we face right now, and charts a path towards a more equitable and resilient future for all of us.