On this page, you will find upcoming and past Commision and community events. We encourage all Nova Scotians to participate and celebrate our diverse communities. If you have an event we should include here please contact us.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled

Past Events

January 1st, 2018 - February 28th, 2018 - Various events in Nova Scotia for African Heritage Month

This year's theme is Educate, United, Celebrate Community. Check out the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs website for complete events listings: here.

March 21st, 2018 - March 21st, 2018 - Towards Racial Equity, Becoming an Effective Ally with Tim Wise

Join us for a free public lecture in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.Organized in cooperation with the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Saint Vincent University. Limited seats! Please RSVP on or before March 15th at

June 13th, 2018 - June 14th, 2018 - 2018 Reconciliation, Continuing the Conversation (Save the Date)

In partnership with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the Commission will host two sessions of the Blanket Exercise. The first will take place on June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This follows our previous joint event in October 2017, called “Reconciliation, Let’s Start the Conversation”. These second events are intended to continue the conversation with previous event participants and new participants are welcome. For more information, please contact


June 19th, 2018 - June 21st, 2018 - Canadian Assocation for Supported Employment (CASE) 2018 National Conference

The focus of this conference is to bring together employers and professionals in an arena to demonstrate the value and business case in hiring a diverse team that focuses on people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups. The conference will provide practical methods for recruiting, hiring and retaining a diverse team in today’s fast-moving economy through workshops, keynote speakers, employer discussions, and sessions. The Commission will deliver a workshop titled "Working Together Better: Inclusion Across the Intersections."