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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. 

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June is Pride Month Jun 02, 2022

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate Nova Scotians from the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities and reflect on the important work of activists and advocates who champion and fight for equity, dignity and respect for all.

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Mi’kmaq/Indigenous Liaison and Education Officer. Jun 01, 2022

The Commission is pleased to announce that Angela Doyle-Faulkner has joined our Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion team as the Mi’kmaq/Indigenous Liaison and Education Officer.

Angela is a proud Mi’kmaw woman dedicated to supporting her L’nuk communities of Mi’kma’ki.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Access Awareness May 27, 2022

Each spring, Nova Scotians celebrate Access Awareness Week to bring attention to the important work being done to remove barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities.

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African Nova Scotian Liaison and Education Officer May 11, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Samm Reid has joined the Human Rights Commission’s Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion team as the African Nova Scotian Liaison and Education Officer.

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Commemorating Asian Heritage Month May 09, 2022

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to reflect and learn more about the contributions and achievements of Canadians of Asian heritage who have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love.

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Disability Rights Board of Inquiry Continues Apr 14, 2022

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Friday, April 22.