Jake MacDonald of Wolfville, left, is pictured with Lt.- Gov. J.J. Grant; Human Rights Commission - chair Eunice Harker; CEO and executive director David Shannon; and Ann Divine, manager Race Relations Equity and Inclusion following the awards presentation Dec. 10. – Communications Nova Scotia photo
A Wolfville man was presented with an award recognizing his efforts to promote human rights in the province this week.
Jake MacDonald is one of two people who will receive the 2012 Human Rights Award in Halifax on Dec. 10 by the Human Rights Commission.
MacDonald, a survivor of a brain injury, is the past president of the Annapolis Valley Chapter of the Brain Injury Association in Nova Scotia from 1999 to 2011. He was chosen for his work to educate the public and health-care professionals about brain injury prevention with initiatives such as Operation Headway, Noggin Knowledge and In-Roads.
The award categories are individual, organization and youth. People submitted nominations to the commission and the winners were chosen by the commissioners.