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Exploring our Past

Visit and learn about the culture and heritage sites we support and protect.

Learning and Cultural Expression

Connect with our vibrant communities.

Investing in our Future

Find out about funding and awards for communities, arts, culture and heritage.

Latest News

January 18, 2021 - 11:00am
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- NOTE: Photo of last year’s Family Volunteer Award winners: Nova...
December 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- The province is committed to encouraging activities that celebrate Mi’kmaw culture. Towards that end, the province is...
December 17, 2020 - 9:00am
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- The creative sector is turning to technology to reach audiences and find new customers during the global pandemic. To...
December 14, 2020 - 11:00am
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- Community groups that deliver, strengthen or expand programs that help Nova Scotians living on low incomes can now...


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Learn about our vision, mission and structure. See our plans and priorities for the current year in our statement of mandate.

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Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft

Minister of Communities,
Culture and Heritage

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