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Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative (NSBI)

Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative is a free program for Black men to access health care in the community to improve overall health and wellbeing. A team of health care professionals provide culturally-appropriate primary medical care plus health and wellness services for men of African descent across Halifax Regional Municipality.  

Health and wellness services include:

  • Primary medical care
  • Health promotion and wellness education
  • Chronic disease management
  • Navigation to community resources
  • Variety of free health and wellness programs throughout the year.



Men's Health League (Support Group Info)

The Men’s Health League is a volunteer peer-to-peer support group for Black men to spread key health messages to other men in the community through social and physical activities, as well as promote the health and wellness services of the Nova Scotia Brotherhood health care team.

Members of the Men’s Health League:

  • Serve as a health role model in the community
  • Share health information on key topics
  • Engage friends and family in wellness and healthy living
  • Report back about emerging health issues
  • Act as a bridge between community members and the Nova Scotia Brotherhood health care team

To become a member of the Men’s Health League contact us at 902-434-0824 or email

Program Information

Anger Management

The aim of the Anger Management Program is to provide an Afrocentric and safe space for individuals to unpack issues and learn how to deal with anger. As a health and wellness program, we hope to explain the long-term effects of anger on one's health if not appropriately managed and addressed. 

The goal of the program is also for individuals to have conversations around emotions, stressors, communication skills, mindfulness, understanding what anger is, identify appropriate ways to handle anger, and how anger can affect both health and relationships. Come join us and leave with an increased self-awareness and a better understanding of your responsibility to manage emotions.

The Anger Management program is free. Registration is required.

Please register with Preston Matthews at

Barber Shop Talks

Monday, July 29
North Preston Community Centre. 44 Simmond Road
7: 30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please get in touch with Preston Trench 1-782-641-5641 or email 

Download the Barber Shop Talks July 2024 poster here.

The barbershop in the Black community has historically been a safe, nonjudgmental space for men to talk about anything. Through an interactive format, Barber Shop Talks aims to help Black men and boys confess their vulnerabilities and give them resources to begin a healthier way of living, as well as to show barbers how they can be mental health advocates. Seeking help can be difficult, an effect of stigma that Barber Shop Talks is hoping to erase. 

At the barbershop, guys are already outspoken and opinionated, but we don’t tend to talk about self-care and the things that make sure we’re around for our kids and future generations. With these sessions we want to explore Black men and boy’s health and wellness issues and learn to help each other through peer discussion and health professional’s talks. the Barber Shop Talks is a free program. Registration is required.

Please contact or call 902-943-1543 for more information.

Families Matter in Mental Health

This a free educational and support program for family or friends of African descent who are providing practical or and or emotional support for someone who has mental illness or combined mental illness and addiction. This program is being offered virtually and registration is required.

Please contact or call 902-943-1543.

Time with a Lawyer

Time with a Lawyer is a free program organized by the Nova Scotia Brotherhood in partnership with Nova Scotia Legal Aid for the African Nova Scotian community.

A Social Justice Lawyer comes to Nova Scotia Brotherhood’s office at Mumford Professional Center to meet with clients that are seeking free legal advice regarding criminal law, family law and other areas of social justice.

This program is available for all African Nova Scotians and runs every Friday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Registration required.

Please contact or call 902-943-1543.

Learn More

The Nova Scotia Brotherhood team focuses on key health issues that are important to men of African descent.

  • Accessing health care
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Obtaining health information
  • Prostate cancer

The initiative focuses on:

  • Improving access to core health care services and managing chronic illness
  • Navigating the wider health care system
  • Health promotion and education specific for Black men
  • Providing culturally-aware health professionals
  • Community connections and partnerships with local organizations
  • Improved awareness and navigation of community services
  • Health champions for Black men’s health within the community
  • Development of a Men’s Health League to support living a healthy lifestyle

Nova Scotia Brotherhood is an initiative of Nova Scotia Health Authority, in partnership with African Nova Scotian Affairs and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.   

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6 Primrose Street
Dartmouth, NS

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Hammonds Plains
Emmanuel Baptist Church
633 Pockwock Road

To make an appointment or for general information, please phone 902-434-0824 or email

To make an appointment or for general information, please phone 902-434-0824 or email

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