Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute

Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute Excellence in Africentric Education and Research The DBDLI creates educational change & genuine opportunities for learners & communities of African ancestry to reach their full potential.

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Today is International Human Rights Day! We were thrilled to partner with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for ou...
12/10/2020
Marking International Human Rights Day | Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Today is International Human Rights Day!

We were thrilled to partner with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for our Viola Desmond Community Talks Series and are pleased to see them continue to do great work and advocacy in our communities.

Please take a moment to learn about and congratulate the winners of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards:

December 10th is the United Nations’ International Day for Human Rights. Typically, we would mark the day with a public event and presentation of the annual Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards. While current public health restrictions have prevented us from welcoming the public to join us in a celebra...

In Memoriam - George Borden
12/05/2020

In Memoriam - George Borden

12/02/2020

If you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other. — Ethiopian proverb

DBDLI is participating in GivingTuesday today, the global day of unity and giving.As you know, DBDLI has been working on...
12/01/2020

DBDLI is participating in GivingTuesday today, the global day of unity and giving.

As you know, DBDLI has been working on great projects to improve the learning experience and development opportunities for Nova Scotians of African descent. But we can’t do this without you!

Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word. Please tell your friends and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to support us too!
Join the movement today!

To donate, visit https://dbdli.ca/donate/

A great little news feature on our CEO, Sylvia Parris-Drummond on winning her Social Change Award. The painting behind h...
11/24/2020
CEO of Halifax non-profit wins national entrepreneur award

A great little news feature on our CEO, Sylvia Parris-Drummond on winning her Social Change Award. The painting behind her in the picture is of Harriet (Anderson) Oliver, painted by talented local artist, Letitia Fraser. Oliver's life is told by Viola Parsons and you can order the book through our website: dbdli.ca

https://signalhfx.ca/delmore-daye-institute-ceo-sylvia-parris-drummond-wins-entrepreneur-award/

Head of Black education group one of seven recipients across Canada

It's official!
11/19/2020

It's official!

In 1916, the No. 2 Construction Battalion comprised of over 300 Nova Scotians from Black Communities. Today, we honour t...
11/11/2020

In 1916, the No. 2 Construction Battalion comprised of over 300 Nova Scotians from Black Communities. Today, we honour them along with all those who served. Lest We Forget 🌺#remembranceday

Did you miss the first episode of our Viola Desmond Community Talks, or you aren't an Eastlink subscriber? No worries, w...
11/10/2020

Did you miss the first episode of our Viola Desmond Community Talks, or you aren't an Eastlink subscriber? No worries, we've got you covered! Click the link below to see the full episode.

Once again, thank you to our partners the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission & the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQNn2mxUaRQ&feature=emb_title

It is with regret that we have accepted the resignation of Chanae Parsons, our first Coordinator, Youth Initiatives and ...
11/10/2020

It is with regret that we have accepted the resignation of Chanae Parsons, our first Coordinator, Youth Initiatives and Projects (CYIP). As the saying goes, ‘our loss is the Halifax Public Libraries system’s gain”. As Chanae moves forward, we want to thank her for the passion, skills, talents and innovative ideas she has demonstrated through the role of Coordinator, Youth Initiatives and Projects. Please note we are in phases of transition and we will be continuing our youth engagement work. If you have any ideas or contributions to add to the DBDLI youth department please continue sending emails to [email protected]

Join us in wishing Chanae the best of luck in her new role with the Halifax Public Libraries as Manager, Programming and Community Engagement for the Eastern District! ✊🏾❤️💚💛

We’re thrilled to announce that the Viola Desmond Community Talks will air this Sunday, November 8th at 6pm on Eastlink ...
11/07/2020

We’re thrilled to announce that the Viola Desmond Community Talks will air this Sunday, November 8th at 6pm on Eastlink Community TV, ch610 in Nova Scotia! Be sure to tune in and get inspired. Here is the YouTube premiere link for alternative viewing: https://youtu.be/NQNn2mxUaRQ

Thanks to our production partner, Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
11/06/2020

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

Tune into the Viola Desmond Community Conversations with the
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute on November 8th! It will air on multiple platforms: Eastlink, and via DBDLI and Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia websites – all at 6pm.

We're thrilled to announce that the Viola Desmond Community Talks will air this Sunday, November 8th at 6pm on Eastlink ...
11/05/2020
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We're thrilled to announce that the Viola Desmond Community Talks will air this Sunday, November 8th at 6pm on Eastlink Community TV, ch610 in Nova Scotia! Be sure to tune in and get inspired.

Thanks to our production partner, Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Announcements View Archive Our Values Our Vision & Mission Our Key Activities Africentric / African-centered Philosophy Broadly speaking, it is a philosophical manner of thought and way of life that places persons of African ancestry at the center of

Research Nova Scotia
11/03/2020

Research Nova Scotia

The Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute is creating the first #African Nova Scotian #Researcher Directory to help bring awareness to, and create a network of, researchers of African descent in a range of fields. To learn more and/or add your name visit http://researchns.ca/DBDLI #novascotia #research

Drs. Mayann Francis and Késa Munroe Anderson will be in conversation to share Viola Desmond’s story and legacy.
11/01/2020

Drs. Mayann Francis and Késa Munroe Anderson will be in conversation to share Viola Desmond’s story and legacy.

Save the date!

Save the date!
11/01/2020

Save the date!

FINAL DAYS TO REGISTER!The Ancestral Roots™ Symposium: Intergenerational Learning for Transformative Leadership is focus...
10/28/2020

FINAL DAYS TO REGISTER!

The Ancestral Roots™ Symposium: Intergenerational Learning for Transformative Leadership is focused on bridging the gap between generations regarding learning and personal transformation. This two day opportunity will support young adult leaders of African ancestry to grow their leadership talents and strengths, and to foster cross-school relationship building.

The key themes of the gathering are: Education, Health, Social Justice, and Human Rights. All Black learners are welcome to participate (17+)!

Head to dbdli.ca to register by October 30, 4:30PM!

10/28/2020
Atlantic Books Today

Atlantic Books Today

Lindsay Ruck speaks with Sylvia Parris-Drummond of the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute about writing while parenting, the importance of community for Black authors, having a writer grandfather (Calvin Ruck) as a mentor, and says "don't let the books get dusty," giving love to African Heritage Month but urging everyone to keep those important conversations going all year round.

Checkout @woiglobal recent post: We are is thrilled to present to you the Social Change Finalists for the 2020 @RBC Cana...
10/23/2020

Checkout @woiglobal recent post: We are is thrilled to present to you the Social Change Finalists for the 2020 @RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

The 2020 Social Change finalists are:
•Eugenia Duodu Addy, CEO of @visionsofscience (Central finalist)
•Sylvia Parris-Drummond, CEO of @dbdli (Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute) (Eastern finalist)
•Glori Meldrum, Founder & CEO of @littlewarriorscanada (Western finalist)

Having made a profound and positive impact in society, this award recognizes an exceptional leader of a registered charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit who is dedicated to their unique brand of social change. Applicants have garnered extraordinary support from the community by being champions for philanthropy and volunteerism in Canada.

10/21/2020
Atlantic Books Today

Atlantic Books Today

YA author and spoken world champion Andre Fenton talks to Sylvia Parris-Drummond of the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute about finding his voice, the importance of mentorship, and what it means to give back.

Join us on Thursday, October 22nd for an engaging and interactive Narrative Project session featuring Youth Arts Connect...
10/21/2020

Join us on Thursday, October 22nd for an engaging and interactive Narrative Project session featuring Youth Arts Connect founder Ryan Veltmeyer and musical artist MAJE. Ryan and MAJE will be sharing their stories of how our passions carry us through in times of uncertainty, sustain us, and build our flow. You’ll have time to reflect and think about what sustains you during these times and meet new people. We’ll also have a special performance from MAJE.
Hope you can join us! Free tix and details here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/124727672827/

Meet our symposium presenters, Dr. Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Dr. OmiSoore Dryden and Ms. Ariel Gough, who will be br...
10/19/2020

Meet our symposium presenters, Dr. Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Dr. OmiSoore Dryden and Ms. Ariel Gough, who will be bringing their expertise on ways to bridge the gap between generations regarding learning and personal transformation!

This two day opportunity will support young adult leaders (ages 18 to 35) of African ancestry to grow their leadership talents and strengths, and to foster cross-campus relationship building. The key themes of the gathering are: Education, Health, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Capacity is limited so be sure to register now on the DBDLI website!

10/14/2020
Atlantic Books Today

Atlantic Books Today

"Oh my goodness, can I hold back my excitement?!" So begins our latest #ReadAtlantic VOICES release, a warm and enlightening conversation between Nova Scotia's 31st Lieutenant Governor and author Mayann Francis, and our host Sylvia Parris Drummond of the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute.

Her Honour discusses here her experience growing up the child of immigrants, her childhood love of trains, the support and encouragement she received from authors like Shauntay Grant, George Elliott Clarke and Cecil Foster (to whom she apologizes for calling Cecil Clarke at one point), the legacy of slavery in Canada. "Being the first Black person in any field is a challenge," she says, because you have to be perfect. Join us Wednesday at noon for an exceptional discussion.

Atlantic Books Today
10/13/2020

Atlantic Books Today

It's #StaffPick week from the #ReadAtlantic Voices collection! See what ABT's content editor Chris Benajmin had to say about reading The ABC's of Viola Desmond with his daughter. On the blog: http://ow.ly/5R1r50BNAxQ #ReadAtlanticVoices

Dr. Joy DeGruy Session 2 Save the Date! For more info email NSBrotherhood@nshealth.ca or call (902) 434-0824
10/13/2020

Dr. Joy DeGruy Session 2 Save the Date! For more info email [email protected] or call (902) 434-0824

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone 🙏🏽🧡
10/12/2020

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone 🙏🏽🧡

10/07/2020
Atlantic Books Today

LIVE NOW!

This week's profiled author in our #ReadAtlantic #Voices Interview is Gloria Ann Wesley, who holds the distinction of being Nova Scotia's first published Black poet. She has since published Young Adult Fiction (Chasing Freedom and If This Is Freedom) and nonfiction (Righting Canada's Wrongs: Africville). Here in conversation with Sylvia Parris-Drummond of the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute, she discusses everything from #BlackLivesMatter to her debt of gratitude to Carrie Best, founder of the first Black-owned and published Nova Scotia newspaper, which first broke Viola Desmond's story of racial segregation.

10/06/2020
Atlantic Books Today

Atlantic Books Today

This week's profiled author in our #ReadAtlantic #Voices Interview is Gloria Ann Wesley, who holds the distinction of being Nova Scotia's first published Black poet. She has since published Young Adult Fiction (Chasing Freedom and If This Is Freedom) and nonfiction (Righting Canada's Wrongs: Africville). Here in conversation with Sylvia Parris-Drummond of the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute, she discusses everything from #BlackLivesMatter to her debt of gratitude to Carrie Best, founder of the first Black-owned and published Nova Scotia newspaper, which first broke Viola Desmond's story of racial segregation.

**REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!**The Ancestral Roots™ Virtual Symposium is focused on bridging the gap between generations ...
10/05/2020

**REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!**

The Ancestral Roots™ Virtual Symposium is focused on bridging the gap between generations regarding learning and personal transformation. This two day opportunity will support young adult leaders (ages 18 to 35) of African ancestry to grow their leadership talents and strengths, and to foster cross-campus relationship building. The key themes of the gathering are: Education, Health, Social Justice, and Human Rights.

All participants will be mailed “swag boxes” on November 4, 2020 that contain the information needed for the symposium well as merchandise and memorabilia by local Black entrepreneurs to hold onto once the symposium is over.

The first 50 individuals to register and attend will receive a $25.00 gift card in the mail upon completion of the symposium. Capacity is limited so be sure to scan the QR code on the flyer above to register before it’s too late! Don’t have an E-scanner? Head to the DBDLI website! www.dbdli.ca

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5450 Cornwallis Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 1A9

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

902-407-3200

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