Equity and Anti-Racism Legislation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Nova Scotians are invited to give feedback on proposed definitions for types of discrimination and racism that will be addressed in the Province’s equity and anti-racism strategy.

For background information, you can view the ‘What We Heard’ document in the right column of this page under important documents. The What We Heard document summarizes the many voices our office heard along the engagement journey with our beautiful community members

Legislation passed in April commits the province to developing an equity and anti-racism strategy by July 2023. Seven types of discrimination and racism were identified for definition and inclusion in the

Nova Scotians are invited to give feedback on proposed definitions for types of discrimination and racism that will be addressed in the Province’s equity and anti-racism strategy.

For background information, you can view the ‘What We Heard’ document in the right column of this page under important documents. The What We Heard document summarizes the many voices our office heard along the engagement journey with our beautiful community members

Legislation passed in April commits the province to developing an equity and anti-racism strategy by July 2023. Seven types of discrimination and racism were identified for definition and inclusion in the strategy:

- Ableism

- Anti-Asian racism

- Anti-Black racism

- Anti-Indigenous racism

- Anti-Semitism

- Gender and sexuality-based discrimination

- Islamophobia

Nova Scotians can give input by attending virtual engagement sessions being held between September 19—November 12.

Please RSVP for sessions by emailing or calling our office, OEAEngagement@novascotia.ca, 1-844-424-4897. Please provide your first and last name. Upon registration, a Zoom link will be provided to you.

Please have a look at our two surveys' below :)

  • If you require any additional support to ensure you can fully participate in the sessions, or complete the survey please specify when you register.
  • If you would like support completing the surveys online, please email us or give us a call :)

**Due to Hurricane Fiona, we have re-scheduled sessions for Gender & Sexuality Based Discrimination, Ableism, and antisemitism. Please see below for the new dates! **

______________________________________________________________________________

Session Dates and Times

Gender and Sexuality Based Discrimination

September 21st – 6:00pm-7:00pm

September 22nd -6:00pm-7:00pm

November 20th -1:00pm-2:00pm

November 21st - 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ableism

September 28th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

October 1st – 1:00pm-2:00pm

October 3rd - 6:00pm-7:00pm

November 22nd - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

antisemitism

October 6th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

October 7th - 2:00pm-3:00pm

October 12th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

November 23rd - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Anti-Black Racism

October 13th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

October 15th – 1:00pm-2:00pm

October 17th -6:00pm-7:00pm

October 18th 3:00pm-4:00pm

Anti-Asian Racism

October 19th – 2:00pm-3:00pm

October 20th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

October 22nd – 1:00pm-2:00pm

October 24th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

Anti-Indigenous Racism

November 7th – 2:00pm-3:00pm

November 9th – 6:00pm-7:00pm

November 10th -2:00pm-3:00pm

November 12th – 1:00pm-2:00pm

Islamophobia

November 14th – 1:00pm-2:00pm

November 16th –6:00pm-7:00pm

November 17th -6:00pm-7:00pm

November 19th – 1:00pm-2:00pm

Gender and Sexuality Based Discrimination
November 20th - 1:00pm-2:00pm
November 21st - 6:00pm-7:00pm

AbleismNovember 22nd - 6:00pm-7:00pm

antisemitismNovember 23rd - 6:00pm-7:00pm


  • Nous espérons ouvrir le dialogue avec les communautés sur les définitions proposées, dans la mesure où elles sont liées au travail du gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous aimerions que la population néo-écossaise critique la définition proposée, propose des solutions de rechange ou des mots-clés à intégrer.

    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
  • The Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently reviewing and updating several key policies (including the Fair Hiring Policy and the Employment Equity Policy), as well as the Values/Code of Conduct.  Internal consultations with provincial employees have provided important insights throughout the review process (e.g. those captured in the Employment Systems Review).  We would like to hear from and incorporate perspectives from community members as well.   

    During the OEA legislation consultations, community members noted how important it is for the province to acknowledge (and respond to) community-specific issues and the importance of incorporating perspectives from community members throughout the policy development process.  To address potential consultation fatigue, we hope to partner with OEA to answer the questions below.

    The questions focus on understanding why people would or would not like to work for the province, existing barriers, and improving and enhancing our values system. 

    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
  • We are hoping to engage with communities on proposed definitions as they relate to the work of the Nova Scotia Government. We would like Nova Scotians to critique our proposed definition, provide alternatives and or key words to be included.

    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Page last updated: 08 Dec 2022, 11:41 AM