The society started as a steering committee in 1999 at Vancouver Island University. The group discussed and celebrated the achievements of Afro-Centric people in British Columbia.
In 2003, the society began as the Black History Society. On March 19, 2005, a motion was passed to change the name to Nanaimo African Heritage Society. The society became officially incorporated under the Society Act on August 9, 2005.
Our Society provides a sense of community for all people with an interest in Black History Month.
Every February our society provides a welcoming environment for people of all cultures. Join us in honouring Afro-Centric pioneers local and world wide.