Chief Executive Officer, African Nova Scotian Affairs
Wayn was born in Beechville, Nova Scotia, a small African Nova Scotian community on the outskirts of metro Halifax. He attended Dalhousie University and received a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies and a Bachelor of Education with a major in language Arts. Wayn also has a Masters in Planning and Development from Guelph University.
Wayn Hamilton was a youth counselor for the YMCA’s Job Generation Project and is the past Assistant Director of the International Education Centre at Saint Mary’s University. For several years, he was the Regional Educator in Dartmouth for the Black Educators Association and later moved on to the Student Services Consultant for the African Canadian Services Division, a unit of the Department of Education.
Wayn spent fifteen years working and living in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone and traveled to almost all West African countries.
In November 2003, Wayn was seconded to the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs to develop the framework and strategic plan for the office. Two years later, he was appointed ANSA’s first Chief Executive Officer.
In his spare time, Wayn enjoys all forms of jazz and African beat music. His inspiration is Dr. Marie Hamilton (his mom) and anyone with a genuine passion to make positive changes in their life, the life of their community and beyond.