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Black and African Canadian student supports

A man works on his cabinetmaking project.
  • A man works on his cabinetmaking project.
    Bradley Johnson (Cabinetmaking, Pictou)
  • A Black woman in welding gear smiles as she stands in a shop at Halifax Shipyard.
    Antonia Wareham became a mentor for the Pathways to Shipbuilding program. Read Antonia's story
  • A Black male standing in a gym, smiling, and holding a basketball.
    Coach Colter Simmonds inspires young leaders through sport (Photo: Jeff Harper/Metro). Read Colter's story

Black and African Canadian supports advisors

Black and African Canadian supports advisors are a resource for future and current NSCC students of Black and African descent. They can answer your questions and help you find the information, culturally-responsive supports and academic supports you need to succeed.

Your Black and African Canadian supports advisor can:

  • Offer career exploration
  • Help you with your NSCC application process
  • Connect you with funding opportunities, including emergency financial supports
  • Offer guidance around applying for NSCC awards, scholarships and bursaries available for Black and African Canadian students
  • Help you access culturally-responsive tutoring, counselling and other learning supports and student services
  • Connect you with other Black and African Canadian learners
  • Work with your campus community to offer an Africentric approach to events and activities

Study and learning supports

Black and African Canadian students have access to the following culturally-responsive study and learning supports.

Tutoring for Black and African Canadian students

NSCC students have access to tutoring at no cost, including culturally-responsive tutoring through the African Nova Scotian Student Success Tutoring Program. This program is funded by the African Canadian Services Division of the Department of Education.

Contact your Black and African Canadian supports advisor to learn more (log-in required).

Counselling for Black and African Canadian students

SaDeia Williams provides counselling to students at Akerley campus as well as to any NSCC student who identifies as Black or African Nova Scotian, African Canadian or a person of African descent and is seeking culturally-responsive counselling services. SaDeia can be reached at

Awards for Black and African Canadian students

We offer more than $3 million in awards, scholarships and bursaries each year. Funded by donors, partners and sponsors through NSCC Foundation, awards are granted based on a range of criteria such as financial need, leadership, volunteer experience and career interests.

Learn how to find and apply for financial awards, including dedicated awards for Black and African Canadian students.

Africentric learning

We offer Africentric learning opportunities, including our Adult Learning Program - Africentric Learning Option for Black and African Canadian students who want to complete their high school diploma as well as the Africentric Early Childhood Education program.

Contact us

Questions? Reach out to your African Canadian supports advisor.

African Canadian Supports Advisors

Kalem Beaver
Ivany Campus

Javiere Gordon
Annapolis Valley Campus, Cumberland Campus, eCampus, Kingstec Campus, Lunenburg Campus and Truro Campus

Deanna Mohamed
Pictou Campus

Barbara Roberts
Burridge Campus, Shelburne Campus and Digby Campus

Terry Wright
Akerley Campus and Institute of Technology Campus

Sarah Goree 
Marconi Campus and Strait Area Campus

African Canadian Community and Cultural Liaison

Javiere Gordon