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Discover all of the current and past human rights news, announcements and events, and see how you can get involved in supporting human rights in the province of Nova Scotia. 


Upholding dignity and human rights: the Federal Housing Advocate’s review of homeless encampments Final report

Urgent calls to action from Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate Feb 13, 2024

Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate Marie Josèe Houle’s final report on housing encampments in Canada calls for an urgent, coordinated human rights response to address this ongoing crisis.

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Two Nova Scotians Newly Appointed to Commission Feb 12, 2024

Two Nova Scotians have recently been appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, with three more who have served previously reappointed.

our smiles our joy our resilience as African Nova Scotians

Celebrating African Heritage Month Jan 31, 2024

People of African descent have made Nova Scotia their home for more than 400 years. Despite centuries of prejudice, discrimination and exclusion, the Black community and its leaders continue to champion equity, and inclusion for people of African descent and others in countless ways.

2023 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

2023 Human Rights Award Recipients Honoured Dec 08, 2023

Four individual Nova Scotians and two groups were recognized with Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards for their work creating a more equitable, inclusive and respectful province at an event held December 8, in Halifax.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Dec 05, 2023

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is an important opportunity for Nova Scotians to acknowledge and reflect upon the persistent issue of gender-based violence.

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Nova Scotia Marks 75th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec 04, 2023

The Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are recognizing the 75th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a groundbreaking global commitment to protect the rights of all people.