Jayde Tynes is an African Nova Scotian and Indigenous storyteller who began her career in media as the Diversity and Outreach Programming Coordinator with CKDU 88.1FM in Halifax. In addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Dalhousie University, she completed her second bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of King’s College. Upon graduation, she worked for CBC Nova Scotia as a radio and television broadcast reporter & associate producer.
Currently, Jayde is working with the National Film Board of Canada at both the Atlantic & Quebec studios as their English programming, Associate Producer. She previously mentored under Showrunner and Creator Floyd Kane during season 1 of CBC’s Diggstown. During season 2, she mentored under ‘Seed’ executive producer Karen Wentzell. Allowing her the invaluable experience of working throughout all three stages of production on a groundbreaking primetime series.
In addition to her experience with studio pictures, she independently produced, wrote, and narrated a soundwalk titled “Walking Gottingen”. A project funded by the Inspirit Foundation, which highlights the direct impact gentrification is having on long-term residents in Halifax’s North End. Jayde has led social justice advocacy in Nova Scotia for over 11 years. In 2015 she founded the non-profit The Bridging Bus, which led a group of African Nova Scotian change-makers to Washington, DC to learn disruptive impact strategies, directly from the Black Lives Matter DC. In 2018 she organized a group that brought African Nova Scotia youth to Accra, Ghana to participate in the 10th annual African Youth and Governance Conference.
Her work has been featured on Common Dreams, Star Metro, Diagnol, The Coast: Halifax’s Weekly News Paper, Popular Resistance, The Signal, Signal Radio, Information Morning NS and CBC.