DBDLI Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Educational Excellence
  • Africentricity
  • Equity
  • Reciprocity

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Our Work Covers

  • Research
  • Policy Analysis
  • Curriculum Development
  • Professional Development
  • Community Education
  • Resource Centre and Publishing

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Helping All Learners

The DBDLI will be a leading provincial and national center of knowledge and research on Africentric theories and practices that improve educational outcomes, and inform policy about African Canadian/Nova Scotian learners from preschool and through college and adult learning.

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DBDLI Message of Humanity

The tragic acts locally and internationally harm the spirit of humanity. The spirit of Maat insists that we join our voices with our local African Nova Scotian communities, our sisters and brothers in the Diaspora and speak as an ally voice with the LGBT community to say that humanity must reign. We share our resilience, compassion, fortitude and decry all acts that deny us as People and our right to be.

The DBDLI is vested in the African Nova Scotian community and research is an important part of that. Congratulations to  Dr. Susan M. Brigham (DBDLI Board member) and Sylvia Parris (DBDLI’s CEO) who were published in “Women, Adult Education & Leadership in Canada” (Published by Thompson Educational Publishers, 2016). Their scholarly work published earlier this year, Black Women’s Africentric and Feminist Leadership Voices from Nova Scotia, provides a rich Nova Scotian perspective on leadership.

Proverb / Word of the Month

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable – Kenyan Proverb

Call for Board Members

  • Are you interested in improving the educational experiences for Nova Scotian learners of African ancestry?
  • Would you like to work with a dynamic team of African Nova Scotians who are passionate about Africentric education?
  • Are you able to volunteer to help ensure that learners of African descent are successful and that African Nova Scotian communities from across Nova Scotia have a voice?

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Request For Proposal for a Building Condition Assessment

The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) is seeking proposals from engineering companies to conduct a building condition assessment on its recently acquired building at [...]

Call for Manuscripts & Story Ideas

The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) is interested in publishing books by African Nova Scotian and African Canadian authors. We are particularly interested in [...]

Call for Expressions of Interest: Special Projects Coordinator

The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute is seeking a motivated high achieving individual to work in a team setting to guide to youth focused initiatives. [...]

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Click to view/download DBDLI’s most recent community update:

DBDLI Newsletter – Community Update – Summer/Fall 2016

Older Community Updates may be viewed or downloaded from the archive.

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Click to view/download DBDLI’s most recent annual report:

2015-16 Report to the Community (Annual Report)

Older reports may be viewed or downloaded from the archive.

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International Decade for People of African Descent

As the DBDLI seeks opportunities to advance its mandate, we will promote the Decade with a goal to advance people of African Descent to realize their full potential.

The International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024, provides a solid framework for the United Nations, Member States, civil society and all other relevant actors to join together with people of African descent and take effective measures for the implementation of the programme of activities in the spirit of recognition, justice and development.

For more details and background, please visit the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent website.