October 11, 2017

On its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission invites Nova Scotians to nominate individuals or groups for the 2017 Human Rights Awards.

Deadline for nominations...

September 25, 2017

After visiting Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada last fall, a United Nations working group is raising serious concerns regarding ongoing systemic discrimination faced by people of African...

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...

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