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The African Canadian Education Council (ACE) works to ensure that African Nova Scotian students and their families have a voice and can recognize themselves in the public education system.

To support the work of the CEA, the provincial government appointed nine members, bringing the total membership to 14.

“These nine individuals are highly respected in their communities and will add a valuable voice to the issue of addressing inequalities in our education system,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. The academic success of African Nova Scotian students is a fundamental priority, and I look forward to continuing to work with CEA to ensure they are supported. “

The following people have been appointed for a first or a second term within the CEA.

Darlene Upshaw-Tynes, Halifax Regional Municipality
Shaniqwa Thomas, Halifax Regional Municipality
Anthony Riley, Halifax Regional Municipality
Charmaine Willis, Halifax Regional Municipality
Kimberly King-MacDonald, Glace Bay
Glenda Talbot-Richards, Colchester County
William Crawford, County Yarmouth
Gerry Clarke, Halifax Regional Municipality
Lindell Smith, Halifax Regional Municipality

The CEA is provided for by the law on education. Its members make recommendations to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development on programs and services offered in public schools and for adult education.

At least four CEA seats are reserved for individual members of the African Nova Scotian community. Then four seats are reserved for provincial groups, such as the African United Baptist Association, the Black Educators Association and the Black Cultural Society. The other seven are reserved for regional representatives.

The appointments have been approved by the Standing Committee on Human Resources and will be confirmed shortly.

Quick Facts

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has an African-Canadian Services Branch whose job is to address systemic racism and ensure that Black students and their families are represented in educational programs. .
Nova Scotia’s Inclusive Education Policy reiterates the importance of culturally sensitive instructional practices to help overcome barriers to student success.
Teachers and support staff are trained to equip them with culturally sensitive instructional strategies they need to engage and support our diverse student body. More than 14,000 employees have completed the training.
To help implement the inclusive education policy, the Department has allocated an additional $ 468,000 per year to increase the number of Afro-Nova Scotian and Mi ‘kmaw. There are now 68 African Nova Scotian Education Support and Inclusion Officers in schools across the province.
African Nova Scotian culture and history is incorporated into the learning outcomes of students from kindergarten through high school, especially in the humanities and visual arts.
The African-Canadian Education Council and the Mi’kmaq Education Council are among the many advisory groups to the minister.

Additional Resources

For more information on the African-Canadian Education Council, visit the following address:


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