News release

Call for Nominations for 2019 Human Rights Awards

Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate individuals and groups for the 2019 Human Rights Awards.

Nominations should include people or groups that support projects that advance human rights.

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

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 4, at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10 in Halifax.


The work of communities to promote and protect human rights in Nova Scotia is integral to improving the quality of life of all residents. Highlighting individuals and groups committed to this work recognizes their contribution and inspires others to step up and take action. Christine Hanson, director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Quick Facts:

  • recipients are chosen in three categories: youth, individual and organization
  • each year, a recipient is selected to receive a special award in honour of the late community leader, Dr. Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones

Additional Resources:

For more information and to download the nomination form, visit

For more information on the 2018 Human Rights Awards recipients, visit


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