Nova Scotia announced Monday the addition of three new African Nova Scotian Affairs regional offices.
The province hopes the new offices will improve access to government support, programs and services. They will be located in Digby, New Glasgow and the Preston area.
“We heard loud and clear that rural African Nova Scotian communities have unique needs and concerns, and need better access to supports and services,” said Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. Nova Scotians, Pat Dunn.
“This is a step to ensure that we serve African Nova Scotian communities across the province.
The Digby office will serve the Digby-Annapolis-Kings area, while the New Glasgow office will serve Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties.
There are three other pre-existing African Nova Scotian Affairs offices: an office in Yarmouth serving southwestern Nova Scotia, an office in Truro serving the Colchester-Cumberland area, and an office in Sydney serving the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
“Access is paramount if we are to strengthen our support for African Nova Scotian communities,” said Associate Deputy Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs Dwayne Provo.
The province did not provide an exact date, but says offices are expected to open in the coming weeks.