Human Rights Milestones

From recognizing LGBTQ2I+ rights to creating a more accessible Canada, learn more about the human rights milestones that impact Canadians every single day.

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2010

The Rights of First Peoples Should Not Come Last

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2010

Voting Should Be Easy for Everyone

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2008

Human Rights for Everyone Means Everyone

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2007

Human Rights for People with Disabilities

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2007

The Rights of the Working Mother

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2000

Updating Canadian Television

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A diverse group of business people gather around a laptop in a modern office and discuss what they see.
1999

If You Do the Same Work, You Should Get the Same Pay

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1997

Making Equality Visible

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1996

Canada’s Banks Changed for the Better

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1993

Expecting Mothers Can Expect Equality

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1992

Gay Rights Written into Canadian Law

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CAPTION: Staff Sergeant Baltej Singh Dhillon, RCMP CREDIT: Darpan Magazine
1990

Following Religious Practices While Enforcing the Law

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1989

Recognizing HIV as a Disability

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CAPTION: Since Private Heather R. Erxleben became the first woman to serve in a combat role in 1989, other women like Corporal Venessa Larter (seen here) have gone on to do the same. CREDIT: Sergeant Carole Morissette, forces.gc.ca
1989

Equal Rights for Men and Women in Combat

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1982

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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1977

The Canadian Human Rights Act - Everyday People Making Canada Better

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1960

Prime Minister Diefenbaker signs the Canadian Bill of Rights

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1948

World leaders adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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