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Human Rights & Equity Services

Human Rights and Equity Services is committed to fostering an environment that's welcoming and inclusive to our NSCC community and others.

The team leads and supports various educational and awareness activities throughout the year that highlight the value and importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful working and learning environment.

All students and employees are encouraged to take advantage of the services available through Human Rights and Equity Services, including:

  • Advice on a range of topics and issues related to human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion. Advice may be in the form of one-on-one consultation, participation on working groups/committees, review of materials (e.g., inclusive language), etc.
  • Education on a range of topics and issues related to human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion. Education may be in the form of information sharing, awareness sessions, training courses, workshops, experiential learning, webinars, etc.
  • Promotion of activities, events, initiatives and observances related to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g., coordination and support of the College's participation in Pride events, Mental Wellness Week, etc.).
  • Professional services related to accessibility, human rights, diversity, equity, inclusion and conflict resolution (e.g., Sign Language interpretation, mediation, conflict coaching, etc.).

Contact Us

Joseph Fraser, Director
Phone: 902-491-8898

Deanna Mohamed, Equity and Inclusion Advisor
Phone: 902-456-5886

Laurie Baird, Mental Wellness Coordinator
Phone: 902-266-8353

Nancy Carter, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 902-491-5123

Erin Collens, Respectful Communities Consultant
Phone: 902-491-6796

Gola Taraschi-Carr, Respectful Communities Consultant
Phone: 902-471-7536

Brenna D'Arcy, ASL English Staff Interpreter
Phone: 902-476-4784

Request a sign-language interpreter (staff and faculty - log in required)