Sharing Circles for Former Residents

March 8, 2017

Sharing Circles for Former Residents


In the next few weeks, the Restorative Inquiry will be holding sharing circles for former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. You can download an information package about the sharing circles here in PDF format or Word format

These sharing circles are one step to help us learn about your experiences in four areas: Family and Community, Caregivers, Education, and Justice. The purpose of these circles is to gather information on these key areas. Your input can help us focus on which issues are most important. We can begin to address these issues with our partners to try to make positive changes for the future.

The initial circle dates are:

Wed. March 15 – 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dartmouth North Community Centre (105 Highfield Park Dr., Dartmouth)

Wed. March 22 – 5:30-8:30 p.m., Needham Recreation Centre (3372 Devonshire Ave., Halifax)

Fri. March 31 – 1-4 p.m., Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (2158 Gottingen St., Halifax)

For those outside the Halifax area or outside the province who are unable to attend these initial circles, we are working on options to make sure you can take part in this process as well. These circles are just the first step in this phase of the process. Please stay tuned.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 902.722.1300 or . If you have any accessibility issues we should be aware of as you plan to attend, please contact us as well.  You may also contact VOICES, an organization of former residents that is supporting the Restorative Inquiry and making sure former residents are central in the process. VOICES’ toll-free number is 1.844.780.5123.