The following is being distributed at the request of the Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador would like to advise the public that nominations are closing for the annual Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award on October 31. This award will recognize an individual, living or deceased, who has made and/or continues to make a meaningful contribution to advancing and furthering human rights in the province.
More details can be found online at www.thinkhumanrights.ca. The award will be presented at Government House in St. John’s at a special ceremony on December 5, in celebration of International Human Rights Day.
If you would like to complete the nomination form in an alternative format or have questions about the nomination process, please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission:
By telephone at 729-2709 or 1-800-563-5808
By email at email@example.com
Or by mail to:
Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
The 2018 Human Rights Award winner was Kim White. At age three, Kim acquired a disability due to a spinal cord tumour. Kim fulfilled a life-long dream to become a teacher, but fate intervened when it led her on a career journey outside her original vision of being “a traditional classroom teacher”. Kim is the former Executive Director of the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities where her work focused heavily on education and awareness, leading task forces, developing resources and facilitating info sessions and workshops for projects such as Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities, Inclusive Electoral Processes and Inclusive Customer Service.
Last year, two people were also named Human Rights Champions. Anastasia Qupee, the first female Grand Chief of Innu Nation from 2014 to 2017, and Joanne Thompson, the Executive Director of The Gathering Place.
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For more information on the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission, please visit www.thinkhumanrights.ca.
You can also follow on Twitter @nlhumanrights and by using the hashtag #nlrights.
Carey S. Majid
NL Human Rights Commission