Mario Rolle

Mario Rolle

Mario Rolle

Growing up in the inner city of Bain Town in Nassau Bahamas, Mario has seen many murders, assaults, and robberies throughout his life. This life was something that Mario was not interested of being a part of.

Mario started college in 2003 in the Bahamas and finished in June 2009. He decided to move to Canada (Nova Scotia) in 2009 to further my education in Criminology.

While living in Nova Scotia, He married into the East Preston community. Mario volunteered with organizations like the Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC) and Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) where he mentored young boys who didn’t have fathers in their life and came in contact with the justice system. He also facilitated various sessions on men’s health, mental health and social justice issues. Mario volunteered with CeaseFire Halifax and worked with at-risk youths between the ages of 16-25.

While volunteering with these organizations, Mario was enrolled in Saint Mary’s University (SMU) where he obtained a double degree in Criminology and Sociology. After graduation from SMU he applied to Dalhousie School or Social Work (DAL) where he obtained a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work.

In 2017, Mario started working for Nova Scotia Health in a program called Nova Scotia Brotherhood (the only health care service that focuses on Black Men Health & Mental Health). Mario later went on to become the acting team lead for the Community Health and Wellness Center & Nova Scotia Brotherhood.

Currently, Mario is the Health Service manager for the Nova Scotia Brotherhood and Community Health & Wellness teams. His career aspiration is to be the first black CEO for Nova Scotia Health. As one of the directors of the Health Association of African Canadians HAAC), Mario’s vision is promoting health and Wellness for persons of African Ancestry living Nova Scotia.