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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. 


Christine Hanson

Christine Hanson Elected Chair of CASHRA Jul 03, 2019

The director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has been elected chair of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies at the association's Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown on June 28.


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Celebrating Pride 2019 Jun 27, 2019

A Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Province House kicked off Pride celebrations and showed support for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, family, friends and allies June 27.

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CASHRA Launches Safer Spaces in Canada Online Training Module Jun 26, 2019

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) launched Safer Spaces in Canada, its second online training course developed to educate Canadians and protect human rights. The launch took place June 26 at the association’s annual national conference in Charlottetown, PEI

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Beals v. Dartmouth Comfort Inn Board of Inquiry Decision Jun 06, 2019

The chair of an independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Yvette Beals v. Dartmouth Comfort Inn issued his decision   June 6.


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Nova Scotia Landlords Advised Against Discriminatory Rental Practices Jun 05, 2019

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is hoping to educate landlords in the province after seeing a noticeable increase in inquiries related to discriminatory rental practices targeting families.

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2018 Human Rights Awards Presented Jan 24, 2019

Recipients of the 2018 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards were honoured at a ceremony  Dec. 10, at the Halifax Central Library.