FREDERICTON (GNB) – The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the 33rd New Brunswick Human Rights Award until May 31.

The commission created the award to recognize the efforts, achievements and exceptional leadership of individuals or organizations in promoting equality and human rights in the province on a voluntary basis.

The Youth Human Rights Award highlights the ability of youth to engage in the promotion of values associated with human rights, including respect, appreciation for diversity, and non-discrimination.

“There are so many dedicated individuals and organizations who deserve to be recognized for their contributions to an inclusive society that respects diversity. The New Brunswick Human Rights Awards honour those who stand out for promoting diversity and inclusion,” said commission chair Claire Roussel-Sullivan. “I encourage people to identify individuals and organizations who deserve to be recognized for their efforts and to submit their nomination.”

The award, established in 1988, is presented annually to mark New Brunswick Human Rights Day on Sept. 15. In 2020, Claudette Bradshaw of Moncton received the Human Rights Award while the Youth Human Rights Award went to Emma Coakley of Saint John.

The nomination form and more information on the nomination process are available on the commission's website or by phone at 1-888-471-2233.