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.

The awards are presented annually by the Commission and Partners for Human Rights, a group of organizations dedicated to creating more respectful communities through promotion of human rights.

“This is a big year for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. What better way to celebrate a 50th anniversary than to recognize those who drive positive social change,” said Mark Furey, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Commission. 
“I encourage Nova Scotians to nominate the individuals or organizations that are helping us build an inclusive province through respect for human rights.”

Nominations can be made in three categories: youth, individual (Dr. Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones Award), and groups/organization and are for people or groups that support projects advancing human rights. Winners will be announced on December 8 during the province’s International Human Rights Day celebrations.

Please note that you cannot nominate someone who has received an award in the past five years. More information, including on past awardees, can be found here.

How to make a nomination: Download the nomination package, which can be found: here.