Education Workshops

The Commission offers human rights education to organizations, business owners, community groups and individual staff members around the province.

Workshop participants work together to explore human rights both personally and collectively. Commission staff meet with clients to discuss their needs, set specific targets and tailor the workshop to the client. Individual needs assessments are also conducted.  Workshops hold a maximum of 25 participants.  Areas covered include race relations, disability, diversity, discrimination, employment equity, harassment and defining a respectful workplace.

Workshops encourage dialogue and active participation, and help organizations and individuals understand barriers to equity and inclusion in the workplace. Human rights education workshops cover developing and implementing policies, conflict resolution and organizational change.  Follow-up sessions are available for those interested in implementing programs in their own organizations.
Human rights education provides an opportunity to reflect on and change attitudes. The workshop:

  • Builds participants' understanding of discrimination and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act
  • Provides human rights information
  • Reflects on the relevance of human rights in our daily lives
  • Promotes respect for human rights in Nova Scotia.

To inquire about booking an education workshop for your business, organization or group please complete the Education Workshop Request Form.

Upcoming Education Workshops

Where: Halifax, NS
When: October 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address: To be announced.
Details & Registration

Where: Halifax, NS
When: March 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address: To be announced.
Details & Registration

These day-long workshops provide an opportunity for individuals to explore issues of diversity and discrimination, and to better understand them within the context of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.

This sessions are planned to allow for flexibility, small group discussions and interaction among participants and facilitators. Experience, reflection, thinking and doing are part of each workshop as individuals apply their experiences to the day.

Acknowledging diversity in learning styles, the workshop incorporates a variety of activities to ensure inclusive participant engagement.

At the end of the day, participants will have:

  • An overview of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act
  • An overview of discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • An opportunity for personal reflection on issues such as; privilege, culture, harassment, and their impact in the workplace.

If you have any questions, please contact us.