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Anti-Racism Summit

We are excited to host an inaugural Anti-Racism Summit this year in-person on Wednesday 19th October at the Delta Hotel, Dartmouth. 

The event will be a part of the RNS Conference. We will launch the Anti-Racism Charter along with having guest speakers with discussion and networking opportunities. If you are connected to the recreation sector we strive to provide an opportunity for education and networking whilst examining ways the Charter can help you and/or your organisation start or further your work around Anti-Racism in Recreation. 


9:30 - 10:30 - Registration
10:35 - 10:55 - Welcome, Opening & Charter Video
10: 55 - 12:00 - Charter Launch & Signing
12:00 - 12: 40 - Lunch Served
12:40 - 1:20 - Keynote Presentation
1:20 - 1:35 - Activity
1:35 - 1:45 - Break
1:45 - 2:00 - Activity
2:00 - 3:15 - Panel Discussion: Creating Culturally Relevant Programming
3:15 - 3:30 - Closing & Thank You


Vanessa Hartley - Chair, South End Environmental Injustice Society

Keynote Speaker
Barb Hamilton Hinch
Assistant Vice Provost of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor (School of Health and Human Performance) at Dalhouse University

René Boudreau - Founder, Elevate and Explore Black Nova Scotia Inc. 
Levi Denny - Mi'kmaw Sports Performance Coordinator, Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey
Shitangshu Roy - Founder, Halifax PLAYS
Panel moderated by Fawn Logan-Young

Who Should Attend
We invite all recreation stakeholders to attend including but not limited to representatives from Municipalities, First Nations, Provincial Recreation Organisations, Government, Volunteer Groups, Not-For-Profits, etc. 

Cost & Registration
The event is free but pre-registration is required to attend in order to manage numbers - you can register as part of the RNS Conference registration page here. To register by an alternative method please email Graham or call 902-789-9052. 

Accessibility Information
The event will take place at the Delta Hotel, Dartmouth in the Burnside Room. 
We will have ASL interpreters on site for all the presentations. If you require any additional accommodations to attend this event please contact Graham at 

We will share more information as we build the programme for the day. If you would like to receive updates by email specific to the Anti-Racism Summit please email Graham.