African-Nova Scotian Cultural Services

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board believes that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and to learn, teach, and work in a setting free from persecution and prejudice. For this reason, our Board was among the first in Nova Scotia to hire staff in the area of Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding, and Human Rights. Our Coordinators of African Nova Scotia Services and First Nations Services work with our students and staff to promote tolerance and understanding of multiculturalism.

Active in 15 of our schools, CCRSB's eight African-Nova Scotian Student Support Workers and the Coordinator of African-Nova Scotian Cultural Services provide our ANS learners with classroom, other academic, social and home liaison supports from elementary through to high school. Student Support Workers spend time helping to facilitate learning and understanding for elementary students, and aiding middle and senior students with things like course selection, career exploration and secondary schooling choices. Often Student Support Workers extend their work well beyond the walls of the classroom, offering advice and support regarding relationship and cultural identity issues, and attending extracurricular activities.

Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs

Jocelyn Dorrington
Coordinator of African-Nova Scotian Cultural Services