My East Coast Experience extends its sincere congratulations to Ayo Aladejebi on his recent selection as the new Director, Race Relations, Equity, and Inclusion for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. His role is central to the Commission’s mandate and critical to advancing human rights through education and awareness.
Aladejebi is originally from Nigeria but has lived in Nova Scotia for more than 20 years. He comes to the Commission from the Halifax Regional Municipality where he worked as Senior Advisor for the African Nova Scotian Affairs Integration Office, a division of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
“Ayo is an excellent addition to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission,” says Ifeayni Emesih, founder and CEO of My East Coast Experience. “His work with the municipality was exemplary and I’m sure he will do wonderful things with the Commission.”
Aladejebi has led key initiatives pertaining to equitable municipal service delivery to communities of African descent in the HRM. Prominent among these are the African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Plan and the Anti-Black Racism Strategy and Action Plan.
He also sits on the Board of the Africville Heritage Trust, the Advisory Board for the Diversity Employment Network, the board of the Immigrant Parents’ Network, and he provides ongoing advice to the Association of Nigerians in Nova Scotia. He also supports the work of the African Nova Scotia Decade for People of African Descent Coalition.