Events

On this page, you will find upcoming and past Commision and community events. We encourage all Nova Scotians to participate and celebrate our diverse communities. If you have an event we should include here please contact us.

Past Events

May 24th, 2023 - May 24th, 2023 - Community Circle in Lucasville

Community Circles are a series of community engagement sessions that provide an opportunity for Nova Scotians to learn more about the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – its mandate, and processes.

Community Circles allow the Commission to be held accountable for our mandate and processes through feedback and dialogue, understanding and agreement.

We’re excited to be co-hosting a Community Circle with the Lucasville Community Association on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Join Samme Reid, African Nova Scotian Education and Liaison Officer at the Wallace Lucas Community Centre, 596 Lucasville Road, Lucasville.  Questions? Send Samm and email.

May 5th, 2023 - May 5th, 2023 - Red Dress Day

May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S). It is also known as Red Dress Day, where we wear red or display red clothing to honour and remember missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people and to encourage one another to take action for change.MMIWG2S Calls for Justice

Resources

April 2nd, 2023 - April 2nd, 2023 - World Autism Awareness Day

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness by recognizing individuals around the globe living with Autism Spectrum Disorder including our own family members, friends, neighbours, classmates and colleagues.

March 31st, 2023 - March 31st, 2023 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

Each year on March 31, the world observes Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) launched Moving Beyond the Binary in 2022: a Guide on How to Make Your Organization Meaningfully Inclusive of Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Diverse People.

The Moving Beyond the Binary guide is a plain language resource intended for any employer, service provider, or other organization that wants to understand what the inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Human Rights Act means and how to build spaces that welcome everyone. It includes a free Gender Diversity Inclusion Policy template that any organization can download and tailor to its own needs, three animated videos about the importance of inclusion, and a series of portraits of gender diverse community members from across Nova Scotia.

You can view all of the Moving Beyond the Binary materials here.

You may also wish to take advantage of other free training resources available from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission here.