Even though Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province, our people share a rich tapestry of culture and heritage that shapes who we are and where we live. Today, our sheltered bays and inlets continue to welcome newcomers to our shores, solidifying our enviable reputation for hospitality and acceptance of difference. Our legacy of migration can be found in our physical surroundings; in our museums, archives and libraries; in our communities; and in the varied and dynamic nature of our cultural expression. Influenced by the beauty of the land, captivated by a relationship with the sea, and inspired by the desire to not only preserve our roots, but also, invite new roots to grow, Nova Scotians are enriched by who we were and who we have yet to become.
Through funding opportunities, research projects, policy support and services, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage works to better understand and serve Mi’kmaq communities throughout Nova Scotia.
The Bonjour! Awards are government’s way of thanking the people that work on the front line or behind the scenes to improve existing services in French and to develop new ones.
October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. The goal of the month is to help Nova Scotians build awareness of Mi’kmaq history and heritage, and to increase understanding of the province’s rich Mi’kmaq culture.
For the first time ever, Nova Scotians will have a clear understanding of the economic importance of the culture sector, thanks to the Culture Satellite Account.
From 2014 to 2018, nations, communities and individuals across the world will remember those who fought and died in the First World War. Here in Nova Scotia, recognition of this important centenary has already begun.
For the third consecutive year, Nova Scotians will read the same book and share the same story during a province wide reading initiative called One Book Nova Scotia.
In addition to being the 130th anniversary of the Acadian flag, August 15, 2014, also coincides with the fifth World Acadian Congress.
Nova Scotia's public libraries are offering a variety of reading programs for youth this summer.
Nova Scotians and people around the world can experience part of the province's expansive museum collection online, from Jurassic-aged fossils to Mi'kmaq moose hair embroidery.
This summer, the Nova Scotia Museum's 27 sites will once again offer entertaining and educational experiences across the province.