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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African Nova Scotian Community Wellness Check-in Jun 16, 2020

On Thursday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA) in partnership with the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) are pleased to host a province-wide African Nova Scotian Community Wellness Check-in.

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Human Rights Commissions Across Canada Call for Collection of Disaggregated Race-based Health Data Jun 05, 2020

Eleven of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial human rights commissions are calling on the Government of Canada to develop and implement a nation‑wide strategy for the collection of disaggregated race-based health data.

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Call for Action to Address Anti-Black Racism Jun 02, 2020

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is calling for immediate and on-going action to address anti-Black racism.

The events of recent weeks have sparked a vigorous response from community and activists tired of violence and abuse targeting people of African descent.

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