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Library of Publications, Policies and Reports on Human Rights Issues. 

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COVID-19 and Mental health in the workplace - A practical guide for employers and employees

COVID-19 and Mental health in the workplace - A practical guide for employers and employees

Publication Type
Tools for Employers
Subject Matter
Workplace

While some employers have been able to adapt their operations to create a work-from-home environment for the longer-term, other employers have already or will be obligated to restore operations to a pre-pandemic state. In either case, balancing the mental health needs of employees and the operational needs of employers raises some important challenges. This guide is intended to provide practical knowledge and suggestions for employers and employees who are looking for guidance on how to approach mental health in the workplace in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Conference Summary Report “Confronting Racism and Addressing Human Rights in a Pandemic”

Conference Summary Report “Confronting Racism and Addressing Human Rights in a Pandemic”

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Human Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic is a human rights crisis in Canada and around the world. The segments of society most vulnerable to racism, hate, and discrimination as well as exclusion are also the ones most negatively impacted by the pandemic. On September 16, 2020, the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat (Federal Secretariat) joined forces with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) to host a virtual event that convened advocates and experts from across disciplines to raise awareness about the disproportionate negative impact of COVID-19 on racialized and Indigenous peoples and religious minorities in Canada. Invited speakers offered provocative perspectives to challenge participants to envision a truly inclusive, human rights-informed post‑pandemic recovery process. This report presents their conclusions and recommendations.

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Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - For the quarter ended September 30, 2020

Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - For the quarter ended September 30, 2020

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability
Roundtable discussions with racialized communities

Roundtable discussions with racialized communities

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Human Rights
Roundtable Discussions with Racialized Communities

Roundtable discussions with racialized communities

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Human Rights
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Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2020

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability
Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - For the quarter ending June 30, 2020

Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - For the quarter ending June 30, 2020

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability
Horizontal audit on Indigenous employment in the banking and financial sector

Horizontal audit on Indigenous employment in the banking and financial sector

Publication Type
Tools for Employers
Subject Matter
Indigenous Issues

This first sector-wide employment equity report uses findings based on the Commission’s new horizontal audit model. While there has been some progress in increasing the representation of designated group members across the sector, there has been little to no progress in the representation of Indigenous people. This audit looked at compliance with the Employment Equity Act, identified employment barriers faced by Indigenous people within the banking and financial sector, and gathered best practices to share with employers in the sector to assist them in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous people in their workforces.

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Discrimination – What can I do about it?

Discrimination – What can I do about it?

Publication Type
Tools for Individuals
Subject Matter
Human Rights

The purpose of this guide is to help those who want to prevent or protect themselves from discrimination through the rights established under the Canadian Human Rights Act. It provides the definitions of discrimination and harassment and describes how to file a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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