ABSW NS Human Rights Award 2020

On December 10, 2020 the Association of Black Social Workers and the Health Association of African Canadians were recognized for their collaborative work in response to the impact of COVID-19 in African Nova Scotian communities. In the wake of the pandemic, the ABSW and HAAC rapidly responded in a coordinated effort to address needs within African Nova Scotian communities across the province, including but not limited to:

  • Providing professional support to those requiring it; assisting in the collection and distribution of PPE and supplies to those in need
  • Liaising between Community Services and the community
  • Assisting in the purchase and province-wide distribution of technology to assist in remote learning.

The Covid-19 response of this partnership has been recognized nationally.