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Jun 23, 2015, 11:00 ET

People in Canada can go to YouTube to learn how to deal with discrimination

OTTAWA, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has produced a series of videos, now on its YouTube channel, to help...

Jun 19, 2015, 11:59 ET

"This is for our people" - aboriginal community leaders explain Canadian Human Rights Act in Indigenous dialects

OTTAWA, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - More Indigenous people in Canada can now access information about their rights through new videos developed by...

Jun 09, 2015, 15:43 ET

Statement - Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes legislation aimed at prohibiting genetic discrimination

OTTAWA, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Following the introduction of Bill C-68, the Protection Against Genetic Discrimination Act, the Canadian Human Rights...

Jun 02, 2015, 12:56 ET

Canadian Human Rights Commission commends TRC for bringing a dark chapter of Canada's history to light

OTTAWA, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - In light of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's findings, the Canadian Human...

May 28, 2015, 14:12 ET

Statement - CHRC Statement on the release of Administrative Segregation in Federal Corrections: 10 Year Trends, a report by the Office of the Correctional Investigator

OTTAWA, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission shares the concerns of the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI)...

Apr 30, 2015, 10:22 ET

Statement - Canadian Human Rights Commission applauds Canada's support for the blind and visually impaired

OTTAWA, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission commends Industry Minister James Moore for taking an important step to improve...

Mar 10, 2015, 11:02 ET

CHRC 2014 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

OTTAWA, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) 2014 Annual Report was tabled today in Parliament. It outlines the...

Dec 12, 2014, 13:00 ET

Solitary Confinement Violates Human Rights of the mentally ill: CHRC

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission regrets the decision by Correctional Services Canada to reject changes to...

Nov 20, 2014, 11:30 ET

Still not an equal playing field for Canadian women: CHRC report

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite decades of progress, women in Canada still do not enjoy the same quality of life as men, according to a...

Sep 15, 2014, 16:08 ET

Freedom from discrimination remains an elusive goal for Aboriginal people in Canada: CHRC Report

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has published a Special Report to Parliament on the impacts of Bill...

Aug 19, 2014, 12:25 ET

Statement - CHRC statement on the death of Tina Fontaine

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Once again our hearts are filled with grief and sadness as we mourn the brutal and senseless murder of an Aboriginal...

Jun 11, 2014, 10:30 ET

Balancing work and caregiving obligations: new CHRC guide walks you through it

OTTAWA, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has released its Guide to Balancing Work and Caregiving Obligations:...

Jun 11, 2014, 10:00 ET

Accommodating health issues in the workplace: Canadian Human Rights Commission's new guide

OTTAWA, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has launched Accommodation Works! - A user-friendly guide to working...

Dec 19, 2013, 15:08 ET

Treat people with serious mental disabilities in hospitals, not jails: CHRC

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) notes the decision and recommendations of the jury of the Coroner's...

Dec 12, 2013, 16:24 ET

CHRC Urges Canada Post not to Leave Seniors and Disabled Out in the Cold

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post's decision to phase out front door mail delivery has raised concerns about adverse impacts on people...

Nov 26, 2013, 10:59 ET

CHRC calls on Corrections to intensify efforts to respect diversity

CHRC statement on the release by the Office of the Correctional Investigator of "A Case Study of Diversity in Corrections: The Black Inmate...

Nov 07, 2013, 16:00 ET

CHRC Statement on Restructuring and Workforce Adjustment

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issued the following message to...

Oct 08, 2013, 20:11 ET

CHRC statement on meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya

OTTAWA, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), has met with James Anaya,...

Sep 27, 2013, 09:00 ET

Human Rights Commission Officially Launches Online Video and Recognizes Deaf Community Leader for his Inspiration

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - A new accessible video to benefit people in Canada's Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing community as well as...

Sep 06, 2013, 09:00 ET

CHRC marks 35 years of protecting Canadians' rights

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Thirty-five years ago tomorrow, on September 7th, 1978, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) opened its doors...