Chanae Parsons

Chanae is an African Nova Scotian woman indigenous to the Black community of Lucasville. She is a Dalhousie University graduate specializing in the area of Social Work and is an experienced African Nova Scotian Policy Researcher.

In her role as Coordinator of Youth Initiatives and Projects, Chanae will develop and lead the execution of DBDLI youth centered projects. She will also be instrumental in the Institute’s formulation of the Yuri Baraza (Youth Council).

Chanae is an active member of the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers where she assists in delivering community workshops and provides clinical counselling. She is passionate and experienced working with diverse and vulnerable populations in areas of youth, research, program development, and group facilitation.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” —Maya Angelou