Support for Black Students Aspiring a Career in Health

Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) seeks to increase representation of African Nova Scotians in the health professions through recruitment and retention, community collaborations and partnerships to improve health outcomes within the African Nova Scotian community. 

PLANS offers programming (e.g. summer camp, mentorships), resources (e.g. health program and career information), and attends community and school events to provide health career preparation and support to:

  • youth in junior high and high school including parents/families
  • community members, education and health organizations
  • current post-secondary students
  • teachers, student support workers, and guidance counsellors
  • post-secondary staff and faculty 


PLANS provides mentorship in a variety of ways to members of the African Nova Scotian community. From community or school presentations, individual meetings with advisors or health professionals from the community, or group mentoring sessions related to specific communities of practice (i.e. current medical students, nursing students).

It’s no secret that there are significant differences between high school and university or college, or undergrad and graduate or professional studies! There are a number of resources available – PLANS will offer session to ensure you succeed. Topics include:

    • Studying skills
    • Time Management
    • Research Skills
    • MCAT Info sessions
    • Interview preparation

PLANS includes a high school co-op program that provides health career preparation and support to youth from African Nova Scotian and African Canadian communities. The initiative gives participants the opportunity to explore various health professions, engage in hands-on activities, connect with mentors, and learn about admission pathways to post-secondary health programs. It also provides the students an opportunity to connect with other youth who share similar goals of entering health programs. The co-op program provides students with an academic credit for their participation as well as a scholarship to apply toward future learning

If you are interested in receiving support from PLANS or for more information please complete the PLANS Support Form.

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