Human Rights Awards

PLEASE NOTE: The nominations period for the 2019 Human Rights Awards has closed. We will post a call for nominations inthe Fall of 2020.


The Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards are presented annually by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to acknowledge the good work of Nova Scotians who advance human rights at the community level.

Human rights are those conditions, expectations, and standards to which every person is entitled by virtue of his or her existence as a human being.

The awards are administered by Partners for Human Rights. Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominated those around them whose commitment and action in the area of human rights helps to create stronger, more inclusive communities.

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to