September 18, 2017

Dr. Scot Wortley has been selected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as the independent expert to examine police street check data related to persons of African descent. (see full bio...

September 13, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission works to protect and promote the rights of Nova Scotia’s Indigenous people. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Act provides protections for people if there is...

July 7, 2017

Two commissioners with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Chief Andrea Paul and Cheryl Knockwood, will attend a United Nations meeting on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Geneva,...

Human Rights in Nova Scotia

The NS Human Rights Commission (HRC) is committed to actively engaging and working with all Nova Scotians and our diverse communities to address issues of discrimination by effectively:

  • advancing equity and dignity
  • fostering positive and respectful relationships, and
  • protecting human rights