CASHRA Conference coming to Halifax!
CASHRA is the national association of Canada's statutory agencies charged with administering federal, provincial and territorial human rights legislation. Its goals are to foster collaboration among its members and to serve as a national voice on human rights issues of common concern.
This year, for the first time in 14 years, the conference will be held in Atlantic Canada from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, with the assistance of the Atlantic Human Rights Centre, is excited to be hosting this year’s CASHRA conference. The Conference will feature keynote and plenary speeches as well as armchair discussions from human rights leaders, academics and operational experts. We look forward to welcoming you to this experience in "Canada’s Ocean Playground" this May.
For more information and to register, visit www.CASHRA2013.ca
What are Human Rights?
Human rights are based on the belief that every person is important and valuable and deserves to be treated with respect. When the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, it declared that all human beings are “free and equal in dignity and rights."
Some human rights are fundamental freedoms such as freedom of religion. Other human rights protect people from unfair treatment because of certain personal qualities. These are sometimes called “anti-discrimination” rights.
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is a trusted leader, protector and promoter of human rights. Through sharing its knowledge and engaging Nova Scotians in discussion on human rights issues, we are committed to affirming and promoting human rights.