2017 Human Rights Award Nominations Sought

On its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission invites Nova Scotians to nominate individuals or groups for the 2017 Human Rights Awards.

“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.”

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. Award recipients are chosen in three categories: youth, individual and organization. The individual award is named the Dr. Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones Award in honour of the late community leader.

Nominations should include people or groups that support projects advancing human rights. Last year Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards were given to the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (organization), The Alexa McDonough Institute (organization), El Jones (individual), Dr. David Leitch (individual), and Raymond G. Tynes (individual), and Samuel Gregan (youth). 

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced on December 8 during the province’s International Human Rights Day celebrations. 
For more information and to download the nomination form, visit http://humanrights.novascotia.ca .