African Nova Scotian Affairs Office

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African Nova Scotian Affairs Office

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        The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs was provisionally established in 2003 in response to the Final Report on Consultations with the African Nova Scotian Community (July 2001). Amendments made to the Public Service Act in 2004 and proclaimed in January of 2005 officially established the Office whose object and purpose is to create and promote an integrated approach to matters relating to the African Nova Scotian community; to represent Nova Scotia in intergovernmental and other initiatives and negotiations on matters integral to the African Nova Scotian community; to provide the minister responsible with research analysis and policy advice on African Nova Scotia issues; to develop cooperatively communication strategies and public education in order to improve general understanding and appreciation of African Nova Scotia culture, heritage and community identity; and to advocate for the interests and concerns of the African Nova Scotian community. Wayn Hamilton was appointed as the Office’s Chief Executive Officer in September of 2005. In January 2011 the Office was integrated into the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for administrative purposes through legislative amendments under the Government Administration Amendment (2011) Act which removed the Office as a separate and distinct public body.


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        Dates of creation, revision and deletion

        2020-02-20 created
        2020-04-28 revised (replaced admin history with official one)


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          • Order in Council 2003-376 (18 August 2003);
          • Statutes of Nova Scotia: 2004 c. 45.
          • Order in Council 2005-26 (27 January 2005)
          • Order in Council 2005-463 (28 September 2005)
          • Order in Council 2011-23 (11 January 2011).
          • Statutes of Nova Scotia: 2011 c. 9

          Maintenance notes

          Karen White