Motto, Vision, Mission and Mandate
“Know thy Africa, Know thyself”
To restore all African Heritage Peoples to their traditional greatness through African-centred knowledge and education.
To promote the rights and interests of African Canadian learners by ensuring equitable access to educational experiences which centre them in their own cultural, historical and social references.
CACE is a Provincial Advisory Council with a mandate to provide advice and guidance to the Minister of Education with respect to the development, implementation, evaluation, and funding of educational programs and services for African Nova Scotian learners.
CACE Mandate Under the Education Act
In response to the Black Learners Advisory Committee Final Report, provide guidance to the Minister of Education on the development, implementation, evaluation and funding of educational programs and services for African Nova Scotian learners;
Advise the Minister of Education respecting the ways the programs and services of the African Canadian Services Division are meeting the needs of African Nova Scotian learners, and the ways they may be improved to better serve African Nova Scotian learners;
Recommend to the Minister of Education policies, initiatives, and ideas that foster the educational development of African Nova Scotian learners and advance African Canadian education;
Solicit the views of members of African Nova Scotian communities across the province respecting the education of African Nova Scotian learners, and bring matters of interest and concern to the attention of the Minister of Education;
Make recommendations to the Minister of Education in respect to research on matters relevant to African Nova Scotian learners;
Where possible, participate in educational planning on committees and commissions related on African Canadian education;
Liaise with the African Canadian Services Division with respect to its programs, committees and commissions related to African Canadian education;
Advise the Minister of Education on the establishment, role, and ongoing operations of an Africentric Learning Institute;
Support the Regional Educators Program as a community-based resource and review its activities on an annual basis with the Minister of Education and the organization responsible for the program;
Advise the Minister of Education on the Black Incentive Fund and make recommendations respecting other scholarships and initiatives to support African Nova Scotian learners;
Recommend to the Minister of Education the names of persons to be considered for appointment to the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia Community College and Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education;
Receive reports describing the activities and operations of the African Canadian Services Division on a quarterly basis;
Establish rules respecting its operations and administration.