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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. 


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. 

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Wearing Non-medical Masks Jul 28, 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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African Nova Scotian Community Wellness Check-in Jun 16, 2020

On Thursday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA) in partnership with the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) are pleased to host a province-wide African Nova Scotian Community Wellness Check-in.

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Human Rights Commissions Across Canada Call for Collection of Disaggregated Race-based Health Data Jun 05, 2020

Eleven of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial human rights commissions are calling on the Government of Canada to develop and implement a nation‑wide strategy for the collection of disaggregated race-based health data.

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Call for Action to Address Anti-Black Racism Jun 02, 2020

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is calling for immediate and on-going action to address anti-Black racism.

The events of recent weeks have sparked a vigorous response from community and activists tired of violence and abuse targeting people of African descent.