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African Heritage Month

February 1 - February 28

African Heritage Month


YWCA Halifax is proud to support and promote the work of The African Heritage Month Information Network (AHMIN) in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre / Society, African Nova Scotian Affairs, African Nova Scotian Music Association, African Heritage Month Southwest Network, Black History Month Association, Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association, Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association, Halifax Regional Municipality’s African Nova Scotian Integration Office, and Guysborough, Antigonish Strait African Regional Network.

African Month Calendar

For the full list of African Heritage Month events, please visit:

2023 Theme

This year’s African Heritage Month provincial theme, Seas of struggle – African Peoples from Shore to Shore, recognizes the resiliency, strength, and determination of people of African descent from the shores of Africa to the shores of Nova Scotia — with the Atlantic Ocean being the everlasting connection. The theme highlights the role the sea has played in the long-standing history of people of African descent, and African Nova Scotians, specifically, in the development of Canada and Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has 52 historic African Nova Scotian communities with a long, deep and complex history dating back over 200 years. African Heritage Month provides us with another opportunity to celebrate our culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of our people – past and present.


February 1
February 28