Since 1988, the New Brunswick Human Rights Award has recognized New Brunswickers’ outstanding efforts, achievements, and leadership in the promotion of human rights, fairness, equality and non-discrimination in the province. To recognize the contributions of young New Brunswickers building a better future for the province, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission established the Youth Human Rights Award in 2019.
Over the years, Human Rights Award recipients have come from all walks of life; emphasizing the importance of a collective vision; from community builders, academics, First Nations and Black community leaders to non-profit organizations, multicultural and settlement groups and High school sports teams. They all have in common a commitment to advancing human rights and social issues in the province. Our recipients are role models to all New Brunswick citizens, as they endeavour to make lasting changes in the province’s social fabric and aim to dismantle discriminatory practices and systems to make New Brunswick a welcoming and inclusive place for all.