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1967 Nova Scotia Human Commission standing in front of Nova Scotia Province House

1967-2017 - 50th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Nov 25, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Commission was established in 1967 due to the racism faced by African Nova Scotians. Over the last 50 years, the Commission has assisted Nova Scotians facing discrimination and promoted respect for human rights and inclusivity in our province.

Starting the Conversation with Scot Wortley poster

Community Conversations with Dr. Scot Wortley on Street Checks Oct 31, 2017

On September 18, 2017, The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission announced that it had selected Dr. Scot Wortley as the independent expert to examine Halifax police street check data related to persons of African descent.

Gender Markers and ID Documents Poster

Gender Markers and ID Documents: Community Consultation Oct 26, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and South House are partnering to hold a community consultation session about gender markers on ID documents. Have you encountered obstacles or challenges in changing your gender marker on your Nova Scotia ID?

2017 Human Rights Award Winners

Call For Nominations: 2017 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards Oct 11, 2017

On its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission invites Nova Scotians to nominate individuals or groups for the 2017 Human Rights Awards.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m.

International Decade for People of African Decent Poster

Serious Concerns Raised by UN Regarding Systemic Discrimination Faced by African Nova Scotian Sep 25, 2017

After visiting Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada last fall, a United Nations working group is raising serious concerns regarding ongoing systemic discrimination faced by people of African descent.

Headshot of Scot Wortley

Independent Expert to Examine Police Street Check Data Sep 18, 2017

Dr. Scot Wortley has been selected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as the independent expert to examine police street check data related to persons of African descent. (see full bio below).