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.
Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups for the 2016 Human Rights Awards.
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A recently revised "Know Your Rights" brochure and infographic poster are availble for download below. This material gives readers a brief overview of the NS Human Rights Act and the function and programs of the Human Rights Commission.
An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Mark Thomas v. Halifax Regional Water Commission (HRWC) has concluded with the dismissal of a complaint of discrimination.
The Commission offers human rights education to organizations, business owners, community groups and individual staff members around the province.