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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Nova Scotians Observe Emancipation Day Jul 31, 2021

Nova Scotians will observe Emancipation Day on August 1st, marking the anniversary of 1834 when the British Empire outlawed slavery.

While many people of African descent recognize the date each year, this is the first year Nova Scotia is officially recognizing Emancipation Day.

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Statement: Commission Condemns Discrimination Against Political Candidates Jul 27, 2021

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission condemns recent acts of vandalism against a political candidate who is African Nova Scotian and calls upon all Nova Scotians to be respectful of candidates and of the democratic process during the provincial election campaign.

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New Director, Race Relations, Equity, and Inclusion Jul 21, 2021

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome Ayo Aladejebi to its senior management team as Director, Race Relations, Equity, and Inclusion.

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