Human Rights in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission 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.

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Mi’kmaq History Month: A Statement from the Chair Sep 29, 2023

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of October as Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th

Understanding Truth Sep 27, 2023

When six-year-old Phyllis Webstad was forcibly taken from her grandmother and sent to the Mission School near Williams Lake, British Columbia in 1973, she was stripped of her clothes and made to shower together with other scared young children.

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Appeal Decision Reaffirms Concurrent Jurisdiction in Human Rights Claims Sep 21, 2023

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has confirmed the jurisdiction of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission in matters involving unionized workplaces in a decision released Wednesday, September 20.

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