Canada Post will be unveiling a commemorative stamp honouring the Colored Hockey Championship. 

From 1895 to the early 1930’s all-Black Canadian teams played organized ice hockey, challenging each other to matches and to the Colored Hockey Championship.

Join us for this free event on Thursday, January 23rd at 11 am (doors open at 10:30 am) at the Black Cultural Centre. Please RSVP to contact@bccns.com or by calling 902-434-6223.

2020 Rev. Dr. William Pearly Oliver Night of Honour
Call For Nominations

The Rev. Dr. William Pearly Oliver Night of Honour is hosted by the Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia at the Black Cultural Centre in commemoration of founding member Rev. Dr. W.P. Oliver, who exemplified dedicated and outstanding community leadership. In recognition of his legacy members of the Society are invited to nominate person (s) for consideration of this award. Since its inception the Night of Honour has inducted over 140 deserving inductees. This year we have updated the nomination process to present seven awards representing the seven regions of the province. In addition we are also pleased to launch an annual youth category:”Inspired Youth Award”

The deadline for nominations is February 22, 2020.

Nomination forms can be downloaded.

Download – 2020 WP Oliver Nomination Form
Download – 2020 WP Oliver Youth Inspired Nomination Form

For further information contact:
The Black Cultural Centre
Tel: (902) 434-6223 or Toll Free 1-800-465-0767
website: www.bccns.com

The Black Cultural Centre is pleased to be able to offer summer employment positions this year. The application deadline is May 8,  2019 at 4pm.

Students who are currently enrolled in an educational insulation and plan to return to studies in the fall and are be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment are eligible to apply.  

Current Opportunities (click position for more details):

Museum Interpreter / Tour Guide  – Multiple Positions:
Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia

Community Outreach Researcher  – Various Locations:
Halifax | Truro | Annapolis Valley | Cape Breton (Sydney)

Program Coordinator Assistant
Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia

All positions range in duration from 8-13 weeks (June – August) and are a total of 35 hours per week based on a Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle) with an hourly rate of $12.00 per hour.

How To Apply:

Step 1:
Register online at Young Canada Works (www.youngcanadaworks.ca)

Step 2:
Submit resume and cover letter attention Summer Employment Opportunities via email: jobs@bccns.com, via fax: 902-434-2306 or in person at the Black Cultural Centre (10 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook)

Application Deadline: May 8, 2019 – 4pm.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Black Cultural Society / Centre Acknowledges the Financial Support of The Young Canada Works program, the Canadian Museum Association and Service Canada

CELEBRATE AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2019

Sharing the History and Culture of African Nova Scotians

This year’s African Heritage Month provincial theme, Our History is YOUR History, recognizes the unique history of African Nova Scotians and how it is interwoven with the past, present and future of all Nova Scotians.  Our theme also aligns with the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (DPAD). The goal of DPAD is to strengthen global cooperation in support of people of African descent as they strive for full inclusion in all aspects of society.

Nova Scotia has over 50 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.

When we all acknowledge and understand the truth of our province’s shared history, we can all look to the future with confidence and optimism.

From the beginning

The commencement of African Heritage Month is traced back to 1926. Harvard-educated Black historian, Carter G. Woodson, founded Negro History Week to recognize the achievements made by African Americans.

Woodson purposefully chose February because of the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln who were both key figures in the emancipation of enslaved Blacks.  In 1976, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History Month before being celebrated in Canada in early 1950.

Black History Month in Canada

For over the past decades, contributions of African-Canadians have been acknowledged informally, however Nova Scotia has set a path for Canada’s recognition of African Heritage Month. Our province has been a leader in the promotion and recognition of our African heritage to our country.  Some efforts of Nova Scotia include: 

  • 1985 – The “official” opening night of Black History Month at the North Branch Library
  • 1987 – First meeting of the Black History Month Association
  • 1988 – First Black History Month in Nova Scotia
  • 1996 – Black History Month renamed to African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia

We believe some of these efforts have influenced our country to take action on a national level:

  • 1995 – The House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month following a motion introduced by the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament.
  • 2008 – The Senate officially declared February as Black History Month by Nova Scotia Senator Donald Oliver, Q.C., the first Black man appointed to the Senate.  His motion was the final parliamentary procedure needed for Canada’s permanent recognition of Black History Month.

About the African Heritage Month Information Network

The African Heritage Month Information Network (AHMIN) is a partnership between the Black Cultural Society, African Nova Scotian Affairs, African Nova Scotian Music Association, African Nova Scotian North-Central Network, African Heritage Month Southwest Network, Africville Heritage Trust, Black Educators Association, 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.

Each year, we produce an educational poster that is distributed and displayed in community gathering centers, schools, churches, government offices and businesses. Those interested in ordering a copy, please visit www.bccns.com/ahmposter.

The AHMIN also facilitates African Heritage Month events and municipal proclamations across the province. A full listing is available at http://www.ansa.novascotia.ca/african-heritage-month.

For more information about African History Month, please contact:

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Phone: (902) 434-6223

Email: contact@bccns.com

HOW to APPLY for FEDERAL GOVERNMENT POSITIONS on the ‘GC JOBS’ site

Monday, October 22, 2018

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
10 Cherry Brook Road
Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia B2Z 1A8

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This session is being provided to help individuals navigate through the federal government application process.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs.html

The session will cover the following:

1) How to create an account/profile on GC Jobs
2) Search for jobs
3) Mock application
4) What happens after you apply

For more information, please contact: pshr-hl@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Be Inspired! Black Cultural Centre Culture Camp

Have fun while learning about the history and culture of Nova Scotia.
For ages 8 to 14. Registration is $10.00 per participant.
Space Is Limited. The camp will operate from:
9:30am – 4pm daily, August 7th to the 10th, 2018.

For More Information or to register contact the
Black Cultural Centre at 902-434-6223 or contact@bccns.com

Download Registration Form

 

The Black Cultural Centre is pleased to be able to offer summer employment positions this year. The application deadline is May 18,  2018 at 4pm.

Students who are currently enrolled in an educational insulation and plan to return to studies in the fall and are be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment are eligible to apply.  

Current Opportunities (click position for more details):

Museum Interpreter / Tour Guide – Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia (4 Positions Available)

Program Coordinator Assistant – Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia (1 Position Available)

Researcher / Collection Assistant – Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Amherst, NS  (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Truro, NS  (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Whitney Pier, NS  (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Halifax Region, NS  (1 Position Available)

All positions range in duration from 8-13 weeks (June – August) and are a total of 35 hours per week based on a Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle) with an hourly rate of $11.50 per hour.

How To Apply:

Step 1:
Register online at Young Canada Works (www.youngcanadaworks.ca)

Step 2:
Submit resume and cover letter attention Summer Employment Opportunities via email: jobs@bccns.com, via fax: 902-434-2306 or in person at the Black Cultural Centre (10 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook)

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 – 4pm.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Black Cultural Society / Centre Acknowledges the Financial Support of The Young Canada Works program, the Canadian Museum Association and Service Canada

 

 

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