News release

Investment Supports Black Cultural Centre

Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage
African Nova Scotian Affairs
Photo of the exterior of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, located in Cherry Brook (Communications Nova Scotia / File)

The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia will continue to preserve and promote the unique historical and cultural narratives of the African Nova Scotian community with support from the Province.

“The Black Cultural Centre has an important role in advancing and preserving the culture and heritage of the African Nova Scotian community,” said Twila Grosse, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “This funding will help the Black Cultural Centre continue to build their capacity and make African Nova Scotian history and culture accessible for all Nova Scotians for generations to come.”

The funding will support several key projects aimed at expanding the centre’s resources and engagement with the community. This includes the creation of a digital repository to archive articles, multimedia resources and primary documents that showcase the culture, history, arts, language and traditions of African Nova Scotians.

Opened in 1983, the Black Cultural Centre houses a museum and hosts cultural and educational events, including concerts, plays, workshops and lectures. The centre also works with communities to host events across the province.


“This significant investment by the Province marks an important milestone for the Black Cultural Centre and the African Nova Scotian community. This funding not only reflects a deep recognition of the importance of our culture and heritage, but also empowers us to embark on ambitious projects that will ensure our stories and traditions are preserved. We are grateful for this support, which will assist us in continuing to educate, preserve and promote the rich diversity of African Nova Scotian culture at a new level.”
Mervyn Broome, board Chair, Black Cultural Society / Centre

Quick Facts:

  • the Province is investing $1.2 million over the next two years in the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, located in Cherry Brook
  • this funding aligns with the government’s goals to emphasize the importance of cultural diversity and community investment
  • February is African Heritage Month

Additional Resources:

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia:

Information about African Heritage Month events and celebrations can be found at:

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