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African Nova Scotian Liaison/Education Officer Nov 22, 2021

As part of the Commission’s commitment to addressing anti-Black racism, and historic and ongoing concerns within the African Nova Scotian community, we are pleased to share that we are seeking applications from the public for the position of African Nova Scotian Liaison/Education Officer.

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POSTPONED: Human Rights on the Road: Whitney Pier Nov 17, 2021

Due to forecasted inclement weather, this session has been canceled and will be rescheduled in consultation with community partners.

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Carleton vs. Halifax Regional Police and/or the Halifax Regional Police Association Board of Inquiry Resumes Oct 25, 2021

The independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Deborah Carleton vs. Halifax Regional Police and/or the Halifax Regional Police Association will resume Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Halifax.

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Duff v. Town of New Glasgow Board of Inquiry Oct 14, 2021

An independent Human Rights board of Inquiry into the matter of Kaitlin Duff v. Town of New Glasgow will begin Monday, October 25 in Stellerton.

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Statement from the Chair: Treaties, Truth and Reconciliation Sep 29, 2021

September 30th marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to commemorate those who lost their lives to Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, those who survived, their descendants, and all Indigenous families and communities whose lives continue to be impacted by the harmful e

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Call for Nominations for 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards Sep 10, 2021

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards. 

People and groups who are committed to advancing human rights in the province can be nominated until Nov. 10.