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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Upholding dignity and human rights: the Federal Housing Advocate’s review of homeless encampments Final report

Urgent calls to action from Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate Feb 13, 2024

Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate Marie Josèe Houle’s final report on housing encampments in Canada calls for an urgent, coordinated human rights response to address this ongoing crisis.

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Two Nova Scotians Newly Appointed to Commission Feb 12, 2024

Two Nova Scotians have recently been appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, with three more who have served previously reappointed.

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Celebrating African Heritage Month Jan 31, 2024

People of African descent have made Nova Scotia their home for more than 400 years. Despite centuries of prejudice, discrimination and exclusion, the Black community and its leaders continue to champion equity, and inclusion for people of African descent and others in countless ways.

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