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.

The Commission will now host meetings with Dr. Scot Wortley and members of the African Nova Scotian/Black community. These meetings will provide an opportunity for those attending to meet Dr. Wortley and ask him questions, as well as contribute to and inform his process and analysis of the data.


Meeting Dates and Locations:

Monday, November 6, 2017: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, 5457 Cornwallis St, Halifax, N.S.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Black Cultural Centre, 10 Cherry Brook Rd, Cherry Brook, N.S.

Thursday, November 9, 2017:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - North Preston Community Centre, 44 Simmonds Rd, North Preston, N.S.


For more information and to contact 902-424-7281 or

For more background information regarding this initiative and a bio for Dr. Wortley, please visit this page.


Starting the Conversation with Scot Wortley Poster