Project ARC, located in Nova Scotia, is a human rights education initiative that uses theatre performances to educate students about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and balancing rights and responsibilities. Project ARC has an all-youth cast who travel to elementary and high schools in Nova Scotia to perform their show about human rights.
This pamphlet from the Office of the Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman (Youth Services) provides information about the rights of youth in care and custody and how the Youth Ombudsman Rep can help.
This pamphlet from the Human Rights Commission in Nova Scotia provides information about Human Rights Education in Nova Scotia.
This booklet provides information about human rights, specifically for people living in Nova Scotia. The booklet is written and designed to be youth-friendly.
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission provides a human rights dispute resolution process for issues of discrimination and works to prevent discrimination through education, training, public engagement and policy development.
If you need help, call 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).
To report suspected child maltreatment, call the agency or district office in the Department of Community Services nearest to you (see website). If you are not sure whom to contact, you can call the Nova Scotia Community Services head office at 1-877-424-1177. You can report suspected child maltreatment after regular business hours at: 1-866-922-2434.
The Access to Justice: Aboriginal Resources List 2013 provides contact information of organizations that offer supports and at times brief summaries of various avenues Aboriginal Peoples can take in accessing justice as of 2013.
The Ombudsman is the office to contact if you feel government, other public bodies and trustees have not acted fairly or openly.If you think you have been treated unfairly, call toll free within Nova Scotia: 1-877-670-1100
Toll-free within Nova Scotia: 1-800-670-1111
Youth Services toll-free within Nova Scotia: 1-888-839-6884
Fax: (902) 424-6675