On behalf of the 2013 CASHRA Planning Committee, we would like to thank you for your attendance at this year’s conference in Halifax.

With the event still being fresh in everyone’s mind, we hope you will take some time to help us gather information on this year’s event as the host committee for CASHRA 2014 commences planning for the event in Ottawa, June 11 & 12, 2014.

We ask that you please take a few minutes to fill out the 2013 CASHRA conference evaluation by clicking HERE. Please note that all answers will be kept confidential, and if you wish to be remain anonymous please put dashes throughout each section of personal information.

  • To see photos from this year's event, please scroll down and click on the links below;
  • If you would like to download any of the conference material presented at CASHRA 2013, please click here;
  • If you want to read more about the work students from NSCAD University did for this year’s conference please visit NSCAD’s Facebook Page or click here;
  • If you weren’t able to attend the session on Consumer Racial Profiling please visit the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission website for a detailed executive summary on the work and research they’ve been doing.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your time and support throughout the entire conference and we hope to see you in Ottawa next year!

Photos from CASHRA 2013 in Halifax:

Day 1 & 2 of CASHRA Conference                            NSCAD Human Rights Posters


 On behalf of Halifax Regional Council, it is my pleasure to extend warm greetings and a special welcome to all attending the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) 2013 Renewing the Vision National Human Rights Conference here in Halifax Regional Municipality.

With its focus on challenges in achieving equality and inclusivity and improving the quality of life in a rapidly expanding global community, this conference will also empower delegates with the tools required to affect change that will further advance human rights across Canada.

I wish to acknowledge, with gratitude, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission with the assistance of the Atlantic Human Rights Centre, for hosting this year’s CASHRA Conference for the first time in 14 years here in Atlantic Canada.

Best wishes for a successful conference.

Kindest regards,

Mike Savage



                      Human Rights Commission


I am pleased to confirm that the 2013 CASHRA Conference will be held in the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia from Wednesday, May 29th through Friday, May 31st.

This national conference is an excellent opportunity for member agencies, human rights leaders, researchers, academics, students, NGO’s, government representatives and other equity seekers to meet and share ideas, develop best practices in the field of human rights and discuss trends and substantive topics.

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.

I want to take this opportunity to personally invite you to attend this exciting event and to partake in our famous east coast hospitality. I hope you will save the May 29-31 dates as part of your 2013 plans and even extend your stay to take in some of the extraordinary cultural events, heritage sites as well as the beautiful scenery offered here in Nova Scotia.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canada’s Ocean Playground this May.


David W. Shannon
Director & CEO

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission


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