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

June 26th, 2018 - June 27th, 2018 - CASHRA 2018, National Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon

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.

 

July 18th, 2018 - July 18th, 2018 - Safer Spaces in Pugwash
July 19th, 2018 - July 29th, 2018 - Halifax Pride Festival 2018
July 19th, 2018 - July 19th, 2018 - Panel Discussion: "Pride Should Still be a March"

The Rainbow REfuggee Association of Nova Scotia is hosting a panel discussion entitled "Pride Should Still Be a March":

"As LGBTQI+ rights have progressed in Canada, Pride has become a parade. We argue that it should still be a march.


In countries all over the world, LGBTQ+ people live in basic fear for their freedom, their safety and their lives. Homosexuality is still punishable by death in 10 countries and illegal in 72. Violence motivated by homophobia and transphobia is often particularly brutal, and government and police encourage it.

In Canada, despite the progress that has been made for the LGTBQ community, human rights abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity still occur all too often. The rights of trans people continue to be at the forefront of the struggle for equality."