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12 Dec, 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...


20 Nov, 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...


15 Sep, 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...


19 Aug, 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...


11 Jun, 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:...


11 Jun, 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...


19 Dec, 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...


12 Dec, 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...


26 Nov, 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...


07 Nov, 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...


08 Oct, 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,...


27 Sep, 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...


06 Sep, 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...


30 Jul, 2013, 10:21 ET Deaf community and people with low literacy benefit from accessible video on discrimination

OTTAWA, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - People who are Deaf or have low literacy now have a new tool to access information on human rights. A new video,...


17 Jun, 2013, 08:00 ET CHRC Report: Impact of Inequality on Aboriginal People in Canada

OTTAWA, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The impact of persistent conditions of disadvantage on the daily lives of Aboriginal people is documented in a new...


10 Apr, 2013, 14:01 ET New Tools to Assist First Nations in Addressing Discrimination

OTTAWA, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Resolving complaints about discrimination in First Nations communities should become easier, thanks to a new suite...


08 Apr, 2013, 08:03 ET Canadian Human Rights Commission Launches Online Complaint Tool - New website aims to improve service to Canadians

OTTAWA, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Starting today, people who believe they have suffered discrimination will have easy online access to a tool to...


20 Mar, 2013, 15:16 ET Canadian Human Rights Commission Reports Surge in First Nations Complaints

Screening Process Key to Handling Caseload: 2012 Annual Report OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - In its 2012 Annual Report tabled today in the...


07 Mar, 2013, 14:01 ET Aboriginal women offenders: the most vulnerable of all - CHRC Statement

OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Mr. David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission made the following statement...


27 Feb, 2013, 10:22 ET CHRC Statement on Missing Aboriginal Women

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission commends Parliament for its decision to create a special Committee to...


30 Jul, 2012, 14:00 ET Labour Panel for People with Disabilities Shows Leadership: CHRC

OTTAWA, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) welcomes the federal government's creation of the Panel on Labour...