News release

Call for Nominations for 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards.

People and groups who are committed to advancing human rights in the province can be nominated until Nov. 10.

“The Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards recognize the important work of community organizers, grass-roots advocates, activists, researchers, educators and others who demonstrate a commitment to advancing human rights through their work,” said Joseph Fraser, director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “Nova Scotians who stand up and take action to combat discrimination are leaders we should champion and amplify.”

Nominations are being sought in the categories of youth, individual and group/organization. Consideration for a commemorative award named for the late Burnley Allan (Rocky) Jones may be requested by people nominating a candidate in the individual category.

The 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards will be presented in Halifax on Dec. 10, the United Nations International Human Rights Day.

To learn more about the awards and submit a nomination visit the commission’s website: https://humanrights.novascotia.ca/

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