The Center of Excellence will provide a centralized state of the art facility in our community. This Center will promote and foster collaboration among community, educational and economic institutions within the Municipality of Digby and other regions in the immediate area. It will celebrate the culture, history and heritage of the African Nova Scotian community in the Digby area. This will provide an opportunity for participants of all ages to improve their lives as a result of their involvement in the” Center of Excellence.”

Our Story

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Lifelong Learning. Endurance. Unity

As one of few community centers where Digby families can gather, the Center of Excellence will provide a space for all residents and visitors to enjoy. The vision is far-reaching with the Center recognizing the resilience of the Black and African Nova Scotian community in Digby, celebrating culture, and fostering a cohesive cross-cultural community in the Digby County region.

With the vision of the center deeply rooted in education, the Center will offer cultural space where the local history will be a focal point in both the building design and the programming that will be offered.

The intentional design of the space will also provide visitors with this critical understanding, through unique interior design elements, art, food and more.

In addition to serving as a place of learning and development, the Center of Excellence will support the health and wellness of the community and provide important opportunities for employment.

The Center will include:

  • Cultural space
  • Pre-school education
  • Extensive academic, cultural and recreational programming for all ages
  • Conference space
  • Meeting space and office rental space
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Library
  • Fitness room