The following is a letter sent to the editor of the Chronicle Herald in response to their inaccurate coverage of the class action lawsuit filed against the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. Dear Editor: For every person concerned with the sad and troubling allegations about abuse at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, [...]
The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children provides contemporary, short-term care for children of all races and cultures. It is committed to maintaining a specialized facility sensitive to the needs of boys, girls, and families, and to Nova Scotia’s Black community.
INSIDE THIS EDITION COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE The first year for our community garden was a a huge success. NSHCC AWARDS PRESENTATION Learn more about the hard working recipients of our NSHCC service awards. NSHCC IDOL RESULTS Get to know our talented NSHCC Idol’s and find out how to see them perform live! CELEBRATION FEATURE Akoma [...]
ABSW and Akoma wish to thank everyone for their support and votes during the Aviva Community Fund competition. It was our first time participating in this initiative which involved online voting. Although we didn’t make it to the 3rd round this time, we’ll keep trying for future initiatives. Thanks to those who voted.
The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children’s Broadcast for Funds will be held on December 9, 2012 from 2-6 pm at the NSCC Waterfront Campus. This year we will feature many of our Idol performers. Admission is free! Join us as we raise funds for programming and operation of the Akoma Family Centre.
“On behalf of the current board of directors, we are very disturbed by the nature of the allegations of abuse being made against several of our former staff members and deeply saddened at the possibility that children who were placed in care at the Home may have suffered abuse at the hands of former staff. [...]
Hello Everyone, We would like to thank all of our supporters in the first round of voting. Unfortunately our first attempt was not successful However, we do have another chance to compete and so we are asking our supporters, to keep it up starting this coming MONDAY OCTOBER 22nd until NOVEMBER 5th. Each supporter gets [...]
Terms of Employment: Full time Salary: Annually – up to $66,556 Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Nature of Position: The Social Worker reports directly to the Executive Director. Description The Social Workers is a member of the management team and works closing with the Youth Care Supervisors to ensure that the Akoma Family Centre programs are of the highest quality, [...]
We have some fabulous items for sale at Akoma Book “Share & Care” by Chaeles R. Sunders $30.00 Booklet by Peter J. Paris for $5.00 Mugs with Saucers $10.00 each Pen Holder for $5.00
Weekly News – NSHCC – Garden The Community Garden which has been cultivated on the site of the old home of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, has about 20 free plots that has been assigned to groups and individuals. All in part for the celebration of the 91st year since the home as [...]
The site was officially opened with the planting of the Akoma Peach Tree and a celebration around the barbecue with NSHCC staff, volunteers and community officials. Read More.