The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) Restorative Inquiry

This event has been postponed to a date yet to be determined 


The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) Restorative Inquiry is calling on social workers to join them in a restorative circle process.

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) Restorative Inquiry is a comprehensive response to the history and legacy of the NSHCC and the abuse that occurred within it.  Using a restorative approach, the Inquiry is hosting a series of dialogue circles on its central issues.  

The Restorative Inquiry would like to hear from social workers who are active in the public service, private practice, working with non-profit/community organizations, and teaching in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Social Work.  The Inquiry has taken a collaborative approach, working together with partners across government and community to support its mandate.

Participants will engage in a circle dialogue with colleagues from areas of practice that focus on the central issue of response to institutional abuse, with particular attention to the example of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children and what might be learned from this case for the future.

This session will focus specifically on how the social-work community addresses these issues, and whether there are identified themes for further inquiry. This dialogue circle will help us develop a deeper and shared understanding of the issues to guide our collective work towards a better future.

For more information contact:

Deborah Emmerson at or 902-327-1047.

The session will be held on:

June 13th, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Halifax North Branch Library,
2285 Gottingen St .