Human rights

Know your rights as a Canadian citizen, understand how your rights are protected, and learn how to file a complaint if you have been discriminated against.

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About human rights

Get an overview of human rights in Canada and the work being done to protect individuals from discrimination and harassment.

How your rights are protected

Look into the provincial, territorial, national and international laws that govern the human rights of all individuals in Canada.

Canada and the United Nations human rights system

Learn how Canada reports to the UN on the treaties we have ratified, to account for actions within our country and pinpoint areas for improvement.

International human rights

Learn how Canada promotes and protects human rights and reflects Canadian values on the international stage.

Human rights complaints

Find out what constitutes a valid human rights complaint and discover the processes for making a complaint in Canada.

Rights of people with disabilities

Learn more about the strong legal and legislative framework that guarantees the equal rights of people with disabilities.

Indigenous Peoples and human rights in Canada

See how evolutions in policy and law aim to address some of the issues facing Indigenous Peoples.

Rights of children

Read about Canada's commitment to the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols.

Rights of women

Learn how the evolution of women's rights in Canada led to the creation of legal instruments to promote equality for women.

Official language rights

Consult Canada's Official Languages Act to know more about language rights in the workplace and find out how to make an official languages complaint.

Rights in the workplace

Examine the laws and programs in place to protect the right of all Canadians to be treated fairly in the workplace.

Rights of LGBTI persons

Learn more about the development of LGBTI rights, and how these rights are protected within Canada and internationally.

Court Challenges Program

Learn how the modernized Court Challenges Program will support Canadians to bring official language rights and human rights cases before the courts.

Commemorative and awareness days - human rights

Join in as countries dedicated to the promotion of human rights celebrate a number of commemorative and awareness days each year.

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