New Brunswick Human Rights Award Candidates Requested
Nominations are being sought for the 29th annual New Brunswick Human Rights Award. The deadline is June 1.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission established the award to recognize outstanding effort, achievement or leadership on a volunteer basis by individuals or organizations in the promotion of equality and human rights in the province.
The award was founded in 1988 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is presented annually to commemorate New Brunswick Human Rights Day, which is September 15. Last year's recipient was former ombudsman, Liberal Party leader and social rights lawyer Bernard Richard of Cap-Pelé. Information about previous winners over the past 28 years can be found here.
Each recipient receives a framed Human Rights Award certificate and a pewter Human Rights Award lapel pin. The photos of all the recipients are displayed in the Human Rights Commmission's board room in Fredericton.
The award is a sculpture of walnut and maple designed and crafted by Lawrence Wuest of Cross Creek, New Brunswick. It is on permanent display at Old Government House in Fredericton. The names of all the recipients of the award are listed on the base of the sculpture.