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.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled

Past Events

September 21st, 2022 - September 21st, 2022 - Human Rights on the Road

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

A hybrid in-person and virtual session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Black Loyalist Heritage Cetnre located at 119 Old Birchtown Rd., Shelburne. The session will run 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sessions in other regions will also be scheduled, details will be announced once confirmed.

To RSVP or request a link to participate virtually please contact HRCEducation@novascotia.ca.

Members of the public interested in viewing the presentation can tune in via YouTube below.

 

September 18th, 2022 - September 24th, 2022 - Gender Equality Week

Gender Equality Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the important contributions women and gender diverse communities have made to the growth, development, character and identity of Canada; to celebrate the significant achievements and accomplishments that we have made in advancing gender equality; and to reconfirm our commitment to address persistent gender equality gaps in our country. 

Gender Equality Week is the result of the passing of Bill C-309, the Gender Equality Week Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018. This legislation designates the fourth week in September as Gender Equality Week.

August 15th, 2022 - August 15th, 2022 - National Acadian Day

The Acadian people, pioneers and builders of the country, have celebrated Acadian Day on August 15 since 1881, the year in which the first national Acadian convention was held in Memramcook, New Brunswick. The National Acadian Day Act was passed by the Government of Canada in 2003.

National Acadian Day highlights the contribution of Acadians to the Canadian cultural fabric, recognizes their historical presence on the land, and celebrates their cultural specificity in all its diversity.

August 1st, 2022 - August 1st, 2022 - Emancipation Day

On March 24, 2021, the House of Commons voted unanimously to officially designate August 1 Emancipation Day. It marks the actual day in 1834 that the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect across the British Empire.

Canadians are not always aware that Black and Indigenous Peoples were once enslaved on the land that is now Canada. Those who fought enslavement were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.

Therefore, each August 1, Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination.

Emancipation Day celebrates the strength and perseverance of Black communities in Canada.