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African Nova Scotian Community Wellness Check-in Jun 16, 2020

On Thursday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA) in partnership with the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) are pleased to host a province-wide African Nova Scotian Community Wellness Check-in.

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Human Rights Commissions Across Canada Call for Collection of Disaggregated Race-based Health Data Jun 05, 2020

Eleven of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial human rights commissions are calling on the Government of Canada to develop and implement a nation‑wide strategy for the collection of disaggregated race-based health data.

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Call for Action to Address Anti-Black Racism Jun 02, 2020

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is calling for immediate and on-going action to address anti-Black racism.

The events of recent weeks have sparked a vigorous response from community and activists tired of violence and abuse targeting people of African descent.

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