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

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."

July 20th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018 - 9th Annual African Festival of Arts and Culture

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture is a free annual celebration that showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia. The festival includes arts, crafts, visual and performing arts, food and much more. The 2018 festival is scheduled to start on July 20th and will end on July 22nd at 1655 Lower Water Street (Sackville Landing), Halifax.

“African talent runs deep here in Halifax and beyond. And we are excited to celebrate the 9th annual African Festival of Arts and Culture with our community here.” says the festivals Chair George Mbamalu.  “We look forward to seeing people from all backgrounds and ethnicity, our community members, partners, and friends as we explore the 2018 Africa Festival of Arts and Culture. “

 

July 28th, 2018 - July 28th, 2018 - Nova Multifest

Nova Multifest celebrates our province’s rich tapestry of culture and diversity on Saturday July 28, 2018 at Alderney Landing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. This festival includes representation from Nova Scotia’s many cultures in the form of music, art, displays and lots of delicacies native to each culture. Admission is free.

Experience performances, demonstrations, and exhibits from the multicultural fabric that makes Nova Scotia unique. Taste international culinary delights and beverages. This event is brought to you by Nova Multifest Society and Alderney Landing with the support from the Province of Nova Scotia, Government of Canada as well as cultural associations and businesses in Nova Scotia. 
 

August 7th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018 - MacLean et. al. Board of Inquiry Resumes

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia, will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The complaint to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission was brought on behalf of some residents living in an institutionalized setting who have mental and/or physical disabilities. They allege that living in this setting is discriminatory and that they should be housed in small options homes instead.

The hearing will continue until Aug. 10. Additional hearing dates will be announced in the future. 

Proceedings will take place at Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake, 250 St. Margarets Bay Rd., Halifax, at 9:30 a.m.

The board chair is J. Walter Thompson, who is independent of the commission. The commission is not representing either party. It represents the public interest.