Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
Director & CEO, David Shannon
Eunice Harker, Chair
Dr. Joseph Mathai Tharamangalam
The Commissioners are responsible for the strategic direction of the Commission as well as for making decisions on human rights issues. They also take part in outreach events. Each year at the December 10 International Human Rights Day event the Commissioners award a Human Rights Award to recognize the work of Nova Scotians in promoting and protecting human rights.
As an agency, the Commission has many responsibilities. Currently, the Commission is focused on two main areas. First, it provides a human rights dispute resolution process designed to resolve allegations of discrimination both on an individual and systemic level.
Second, it works to eliminate barriers and to prevent discrimination through education, training, outreach and policy development.
The Commission’s central office is located in Halifax, with regional offices in Sydney and Digby to serve people across the province.