Publications

This section provides information and resources on a wide range of human rights topics. Try searching through the criteria below to find the publication that best answers your needs.

The Human Rights Impact Assessment for Security Measures
November, 2011
Do you work for an organization responsible for national security? Are you looking for ways to create and maintain security measures that respect human rights? The Human Rights Impact Assessment is a tool that can help you identify and eliminate potential discriminatory practices in the development of security measures.
Now a Matter of Rights: Extending Full Human Rights Protection to First Nations
June, 2011
How did the Commission help prepare First Nation communities and other stakeholders for the repeal of section 67? What principles were followed to ensure the successful implementation of the repeal? This report documents the steps taken by the Commission in preparation for the repeal of section 67. It also illustrates the many challenges to ensuring full access to human rights protection for Aboriginal people in Canada.
Human Rights Handbook for First Nations
March, 2011
Designed specifically for First Nations leaders and administrators, the Handbook offers information to help First Nations communities identify and resolve human rights issues.
Pregnancy & Human Rights in the Workplace - Policy and Best Practices
January, 2011
Are you an employer or employee under federal jurisdiction looking to better understand your rights, obligations, and duites regarding pregnancy in the workplace? This policy and set of best practices explains some of the benefits of providing a respectful and inclusive workplace for pregnant employées. It also identifies potentially discriminatory practices, and offers practical solutions.
A template for developing a workplace Accommodation Policy
January, 2011
This Accommodation Policy Template was developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to help employers meet their human rights obligations. This easy-to-use tool is for employers that may not have the time or resources to develop an accommodation policy.
A template for developing an Anti-Harassment Policy
January, 2011
This Anti-harassment Policy Template was developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to help employers meet their human rights obligations. This easy-to-use tool is for employers that may not have the time or resources to develop their own anti-harassment policy.
Dispute Resolution Operating Procedures
April, 2010
Are you filing a human rights complaint with the Commission? Are you aware of the rules and guidelines that must be followed in order for your complaint to be valid? The following document provides instructions on how to prepare and file your complaint with the Commission. It also provides a list of responsibilities for all parties involved.
Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian Human Rights Act
March, 2010
Has discrimination affected you? What can you do about it? This guide explains what discrimination is, how the law prohibits it, and what to do if someone discriminates against you.
Are you pregnant? Are you planning to become pregnant?
March, 2010
Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Do you require workplace accommodations because of your pregnancy? This is a quick, one-page glance at your rights and responsibilities as an employee.
Pregnancy and Human Rights In the Workplace - Employer's Guide
March, 2010
Are you an employer? Do you know your responsibilities to pregnant employees in the workplace? This guide can help you create a respectful work environment that prevents discrimination related to pregnancy.

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