A Proud African Nova Scotian Community Resource

"Helping to Build a Stronger Community"


The UHPCDA is grateful for the many accomplishments, breakthroughs, successes, and recognitions achieved over the past 50 years via the support of dedicated community volunteers and partnerships with a few local businesses and government agencies. Highlight of some of the events and achievements are featured in our archive.


Projects & Events

UHPCA regularly hosts and supports a variety of projects and events throughout the year.


Fund Raising

UHPCA is grateful for the financial support received through various fund raising activities.



Welcome to our site!

The Upper Hammonds Plains Community Development Association (UHPCDA) is thrilled you have taken time to visit us online.

If this is your first, I extend to you a friendly hello! If you’ve been here before, welcome back! It’s nice knowing you found something you care to see again. We hope you enjoy your visit

The Upper Hammonds Plains Community Development Association owns and operates the Upper Hammonds Plains Community Centre for all residents, businesses and organizations in the greater Upper Hammonds Plains, NS area to enjoy – with the primary focus to provide programs and services for the benefit of the African Nova Scotian residents of Upper Hammonds Plains as we work together and stand on the shoulders of our ancestors to preserve, strengthen and build the African Nova Scotian community of Upper Hammonds Plains.

Revenues from facility and sign rentals help to support the building fund, annual operating costs of the facility, community activities and events for youth and seniors.

The UHPCDA was incorporated with the province – September 28, 1970 and has been proudly serving its community ever since. Key community involvement has included the Upper Hammonds Plains Community Cemetery, Upper Hammonds Plains Volunteer Fire Department, Upper Hammonds Plains Melvin Land Tract Protection Society, and partnering with Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson applauds acheivements of some of the descendants from the community of Upper Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“We Need Your Help – Please Support Our Vision …

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MLA Ben Jessome and Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson discussing Funding needs for the Elizabeth MAntley Youth Recreation Crener. MLA Ben Jessome acknowledges the provincial funding for the roof for this project. We are trully grateful DCCTH granted $35,000 towards the cost of the roof enhancements!

UHPCDA will be Sponsoring a Free Coding/ Robotics Program for Youth in the Community – starting Friday October 1st @ 6:30.

Sign up Today – Don’t Miss Out on this FREE Opportunity.

The Upper Hammonds Plains Community Dev. Assoc. is Extremely Proud to Announce that Gina Jones-Wilson has been chosen as One of Ten Women from Across Canada to be Awarded the L’oreal Paris Canada “Women of Worth” Award for her volunteer community work. Award Ceremony took place in Toronto, Ont. on March 8th, 2020. A $10,000 Grant was also awarded to UHP Comm. Dev. Assoc. Gina’s organization of choice.

Congratulations to our UHP girls on completing their 10-week leadership program! The program provided them with the opportunity to learn about confidence, brainstorming and team work. They are excellent young leaders in our community

The Upper Hammonds Plains Community Development Association is extremely proud to participate in the 100th birthday celebration for Aunt Mae [Mae Leona (Chandler) Sheppard] at the reception held for her at Northwood Centre, May 2019.

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