Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Education
Education is a fundamental human right and responsibility.
“Every individual and organ of society should strive to educate in order to promote respect for human rights and freedoms.” - Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission provides public education to advance the principle that every person is free and equal in dignity and rights.
The Commission provides consultations, workshops, training programs and outreach activities to members of the public by request. Organizations that have requested our workshops include federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as large, medium and small businesses.
Through public education and training opportunities, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission aims to help employers work toward more diverse, inclusive and ultimately healthy work environments. This helps reduce discriminatory workplace practices. The types of workshops requested by organizations reflect interesting trends, most notably the movement toward concepts of equity, inclusion and transformational change in the organization.
Requests for workshops come from government, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations. Strong demand for these workshops shows that organizations realize that human rights education is an on-going process, and that continual learning for staff is required
Knowledge is power. There are many ways to learn about human rights: