En vertu de la loi, la Commission canadienne des droits de la personne doit examiner chaque plainte de discrimination qu’elle reçoit. Elle peut rejeter la plainte ou la soumettre à  un autre mécanisme de règlement des différends.

Dans la mesure du possible, la Commission encourage les plaignants à  essayer de régler leur différend à  l’amiable le plus tôt possible.

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Vision

Une société inclusive où chaque personne est valorisée et respectée. 

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Mon Canada inclut tout le monde.

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La Commission canadienne des droits de la personne (CCDP) protège le principe fondamental de l’égalité des chances et soutient la vision d’une société inclusive sans discrimination :

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Être un aidant naturel : une réalité aussi bien qu’un droit

The hands of an elderly woman are tenderly holding on to the hands of a younger woman.
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Un système de justice pour le respect des droits de la personne inaccessible pour les femmes autochtones

« J’ai peur de faire des vagues. Je me dis que cela ne fera aucun bien et que je me ferai encore rabaisser. »

— Une participante aux tables rondes avec des femmes autochtones

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David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner

Social inclusion is everyone’s job. There’s never been a more appropriate time to reflect on this than now— the 35th Anniversary year of the creation of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC).  

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Terrorism can be fought without racial profiling - the Little-Known Story of the “Saudi Suspect”

By David Langtry

As published in the Globe and Mail, April 29, 2013.

In the chaotic minutes after two bombs tore through the crowd near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, racial discrimination turned a terror victim into a terror suspect.

As a shocked world watched, media reported that a young Saudi man had been apprehended.

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CASHRA 2014

Planning is underway for the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), to be hosted this year by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). The event will be held in Ottawa on June 11-12, 2014, and will be themed “Accommodation Works! Toward a More Inclusive Society.”

In addition to CASHRA, the Mental Health Commission of Canada will support the conference as a partner. The annual CASHRA event is Canada’s leading human rights conference.  

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In keeping with the Paris Principles, which guide the work of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and other national human rights institutions around the world, the CHRC advises Parliament regularly on matters related to human rights in Canada. In 2013, the CHRC was called before Parliament on the following issues.

Matrimonial real property rights

When a family goes through separation or divorce in Canada, provincial or territorial law ensures that ownership of the family home and division of other assets is dealt with fairly. 

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