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

July 29th, 2022 - July 31st, 2022 - National Black Canadian Summit 2022 in Halifax

"To ensure that the stories of Black Canadians are told, we must be the ones to hold the pen — starting with the history of Black Nova Scotians, a largely untold story that highlights how our community’s many contributions and innovations have gone unrecognized. Through our stories, we will ensure that future generations of Black Canadians know and take pride in their history and their identity. Black history is Canadian history."

The Summit is presented as a three-day conference, at the Halifax Convention Centre. Every workshop, presentation and creative session is inspired from the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024): Recognition, Justice and Development, as proclaimed by the United Nations. Follow the link below for more information and registration details.

June 27th, 2022 - June 27th, 2022 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day

On June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day honours the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Take this opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively and reaffirm your commitment to equity, inclusion, and mutual respect.

June 24th, 2022 - June 25th, 2022 - Halifax Hockey Summit

Join Portia Clark (CBC Information Morning) in conversation with Anson Carter, Jill Saulnier, Georges Laraque, Mikyla Grant-Mentis, Dre Barone and other hockey personalities as we inspire positive change through difficult conversations.

Speaking openly about racism, discrimination, equity, diversity, and inclusion without fear of saying the wrong thing is difficult for most people.  The Halifax Hockey Summit is designed to encourage safe and brave conversations between and among attendees who want to learn more and do better at creating safe and inclusive spaces.  This Summit is a space where we create positive change through difficult conversations.  Although hockey is the motivation for the Summit, the topics to be discussed are applicable to all sports and will benefit all organizations whether it is sport or otherwise.  We invite you to join in the conversation!

June 21st, 2022 - June 21st, 2022 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place on the summer solstice, June 21. It’s a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Learning about Indigenous Peoples, places and experiences is a step forward each Canadian can take on the path to reconciliation.