« Concentrons-nous sur les enfants », déclare la Commission canadienne des droits de la personne dans son Rapport annuel au Parlement

Le 19 avril 2017 – Ottawa (Ontario) – Commission canadienne des droits de la personne

Dans son Rapport annuel au Parlement 2016 qui vient d’être rendu public, l’organisme national de surveillance des droits de la personne au Canada met en lumière comment on néglige trop d’enfants quand il est question de leurs droits fondamentaux comme la dignité, la sécurité, l’éducation et la préservation des liens familiaux.

Updated federal policy on substance dependence now available for Canadian employers

February 21, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission today released Impaired at work: a guide to accommodating substance dependence

The purpose of the guide is to help Canadians employers understand, first and foremost, that substance dependence is a form of disability protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act. This means that when an employee is dependent on drugs or alcohol, an employer has an obligation to accommodate and support their recovery. 

La nouvelle législation sur la non-discrimination génétique renforcera le droit à la vie privée et les droits de la personne au Canada

Le 5 mai 2017 – Ottawa (Ontario) – Commission canadienne des droits de la personne et Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada 

Le commissaire à la protection de la vie privée du Canada et la présidente de la Commission canadienne des droits de la personne accueillent favorablement l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi sur la non-discrimination génétique. Ils y voient une mesure importante pour le droit à la vie privée et les droits de la personne au Canada.

Let’s bring it back to the children,” Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Annual Report to Parliament

April 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

In its newly released 2016 Annual Report to Parliament, Canada’s human rights watchdog is shining a light on how too many children in Canada are being left behind when it comes to their basic rights of dignity, safety, education and family. 

New genetic non-discrimination law will promote privacy and human rights in Canada

May 5, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission are welcoming the coming into force of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, as an important step for privacy and human rights in Canada.

Canadian Human Rights Commission and Friendship Centres working together to improve human rights support for Indigenous people in urban centres

July 25, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – The National Association of Friendship Centres and the Canadian Human Rights Commission

At a ceremony in Montreal today, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the National Association of Friendship Centres signed a partnership agreement to help Indigenous peoples in urban centres across Canada find the information and services they need to fight back against discrimination.

Joint News Release - Trans activist settles human rights case about gender collection

January 25, 2017 – Ottawa (Ontario) – Gender Free ID Coalition and the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Count Us In - Just Don’t Label Us!

In a landmark settlement of a human rights complaint launched in 2011 by Christin Milloy (“she/her”), a trans activist from Toronto, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) recognizes that personally-identifiable sex and/or gender data can only be collected if there are legitimate purposes.