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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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New Commissioners Appointed Dec 24, 2020

On Friday, December 18, the Executive Council, by Order in Council, appointed two new commissioners, Savannah DeWolfe and Robin Thompson, and re-appointed Deepak Prasad for a third term as commissioner.

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Award Recipient: Preston Township Emergency Response Team Dec 17, 2020

The Preston Township Emergency Response Team received a 2020 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award in recognition of their community-led, culturally relevant COVID-related assistance during the early months of the pan

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Wearing Non-medical Masks Dec 02, 2020

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission would like to reiterate the public health guidelines around non-medical masks including restriction updates.

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CASHRA Statement to Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Human Rights Ministers Nov 10, 2020

Christine Hanson, chair of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) delivered the following statement today, Nov. 10, to the meeting of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Human Rights Ministers.

Cheryl Knockwoood is chair of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Message from the Chair: Mi’kmaq History Month Sep 30, 2020

Each year, Mi’kmaw history and culture are celebrated across Nova Scotia throughout the month of October.

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Protecting the Rights of First Nations Residents Sep 24, 2020

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission acknowledges and supports the Mi’kmaq Treaty right to fish and earn a moderate livelihood. The Commission is mandated to address acts of racism and discrimination and is closely monitoring the situation in southwestern Nova Scotia.