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Alfred Burgesson and his family moved from Ghana to Nova Scotia at an early age to pursue a better quality of life. Today, Alfred is an active connector and leader in the Halifax community and is passionate about youth sports, engagement and employment. He is an alumni of Halifax Grammar School, and continues to coach Junior High Boys Basketball there. To support youth gain meaningful employment, Alfred founded HFX Collective. He recently co-led a group of 30 youth in a Social Innovation Lab called Future City Builders, where youth focused on the issue of Housing. He serves on the board for the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Public Library. Alfred also works with local organizations Develop Nova Scotia and Engage Nova Scotia to build inclusive places and to improve the quality of life for all Nova Scotians.

Alfred is supporting the WeavEast Fellowship as a Communications Advisor.