First African Canadian Woman to Chair Halifax Chamber of Commerce

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Congratulations to Cynthia Dorrington who made history today by becoming the first person of African descent and African Nova Scotian to take the Oath of Office to become Chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce 2018 - 2019. This was a very proud moment for those of us who witnessed the Signing Ceremony. Cynthia Dorrington will now head the organization whose vision and mission is to make our city prosperous, vibrant and one of the best places to live and work in Canada. We wish you every success.

A great day for Women, Women of Colour, Girls.


I also loved Mayor Savage's gift. He took off his Diversity Pin and gave it to Cynthia Dorrington as a welcome gesture. Very touching!!

My commitment is to become a more active volunteer and ambassador.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a best-practice, business advocacy organization that continuously strives to make Halifax an even more attractive city in which to live, work and play.

Together, the approximately 1,600 member businesses and their over 65,000 employees, act as a single powerful voice through the Chamber to promote local business interests. The volunteer board of directors and chamber staff undertake initiatives by request of, and on behalf of our diverse membership.

The Chamber is the first in North America.