Upcoming Events

June 13, 14, 2018 - Reconciliation, Continuing the Conversation (Save the Date). In partnership with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the Commission will host two sessions of the Blanket Exercise. The first will take place on June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This follows our previous joint event in October 2017, called “Reconciliation, Let’s Start the Conversation”. These second events are intended to continue the conversation with previous event participants and new participants are welcome. For more information, please contact

June 19-21, 2018 - Canadian Assocation for Supported Employment (CASE) 2018 National Conference: "Invested in Inclusion". The focus of this conference is to bring together employers and professionals in an arena to demonstrate the value and business case in hiring a diverse team that focuses on people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups. The conference will provide practical methods for recruiting, hiring and retaining a diverse team in today’s fast moving economy through workshops, keynote speakers, employer discussions and sessions. The Commission will deliver a workshop titled "Working Together Better: Inclusion Across the Intersections."

June 26, 27, 2018 -  CASHRA 2018, National Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon. "The Time is Now: Change and Innovation in Human Rights Today".This year's conference from the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) takes you to the unforgettable setting of Canada's North. Learn from leaders in human rights in Canada, build your network, and take in unique northern experiences – all while under the legendary Midnight Sun. The conference, featuring various panels, sessions, workshops, and social events offering a taste of Yukon, will create a forum for information sharing about new ideas in the field of human rights in Canada.

Past events

March 21, 2018 - Towards Racial Equity, Becoming an Effective Ally with Tim Wise. Join us for a free public lecture in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.Organized in cooperation with the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Saint Vincent University. Limited seats! Please RSVP on or before March 15th at

January - February 2018 - Various events in Nova Scotia for African Heritage Month. This year's theme is Educate, United, Celebrate Commuity. Check out the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs website for complete events listings: here.

October - December 31, 2017 - Youth Art at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For the Commission's 50th Anniversary, youth across Nova Scotia submitted works of art on what human rights means to them. Youth artwork will be displayed digitally on screens at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and seen by visitors and travellers from Nova Scotia, Canada and around the world.

December 8, 2017 - Celebrations for Human Rights Day and Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards- Celebrations for International Human Rights Day, as well as the Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards presentation will take place at Citadel High School in the Spatz Theatre in Halifax. To register, please visit this site.

November 23, 2017 - Gender Markers and ID Documents: A Community Consultation - The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and South House are partnering to hold a community consultation session about gender markers on ID documents. To find out more information and to RSVP (by November 9), please visit here.

October 18, 2017 - Reconciliation: Let's Start the Conversation - The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is holding a community event to consult on developing a strategy on how the urban indigenous community and residents of Halifax can move forward together towards Reconciliation. This community collaboration session will be held at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information can be found here.