17th Annual Mission Breakfast: Thursday, October 19, 2023
7:30am to 9:00am
We all have a fundamental human need to belong. What are the factors that influence your sense of belonging in the places you spend your time: with family, at school, work, or in society?
Join us from 7:30am to 9:00am on Thursday, October 19 at Pier 21 for our 17th Annual Mission Breakfast.
Since 2006, the Mission Breakfast Fundraiser has welcomed keynote speakers from a variety of backgrounds. This year, April Howe will share her perspective on the various dimensions of belonging and its impact on our lives. She'll share her story and lived experiences with belonging and how we all can contribute to creating inclusive spaces where every part of a person can feel valued and welcomed.
Keynote Speaker: April Howe
Howe has been an active voice for diversity and inclusion in Nova Scotia for many years.
Her consultancy, Crayon Strategies Inc., works extensively with clients across Canada and the US from various sectors, including pharmacare, healthcare, finance, engineering, tech, not-for-profit, andthe start-up sector. Howe is the former provincial Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Previously she held senior government roles of Senior Executive Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Justice where she led the Indigenous justice strategy and was instrumental in the development of the African Nova Scotian justice strategy. Before that, she was the Executive Director of People and Culture at the Public Service Commission and led the development of Nova Scotia's new Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
As a community volunteer, she served on the boards of the United Way, the IWK Foundation, the Halifax Partnership, the Black Business Initiative, and the North End Community Health Center. As a proud descendant, she was a founding board director and went on to be Board Chair of the Africville Heritage Trust. She currently sits on the executive committee of the Board of the International Women's Forum Atlantic chapter.
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