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

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Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - 1st Quarter - June 30, 2017

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability
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Annual Report 2016

Publication Type
Annual Reports
Subject Matter
International

The report presents the stories of five young Canadians and their individual experiences with discrimination and exclusion. The Commission’s Annual Report also offers updated statistics on the Commission’s discrimination complaints, as well as a glimpse at the new work being done at the Commission as part of its “people first” three-year strategy.

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Departmental Plan 2017-18

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability

The Departmental Plan is an expenditure plan that provides a detailed overview of the Commission’s main priorities over a three-year period. These priorities are divided by strategic outcome, program activities, and planned and expected results. The Departmental Plan also provides details on human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.

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Left Out: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Canada’s schools

Left Out: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Canada’s schools

Publication Type
Human Rights Research
Subject Matter
Human Rights

Everyone in Canada has the right to a quality education that opens doors and creates opportunities. But for many people with mental or physical disabilities, Canada’s education system must seem like a closed door. This report is the second in a series that the Commission, in collaboration with Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies, has released. Together, these reports look at Canada’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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Impaired at Work – A guide to accommodating substance dependence

Impaired at Work – A guide to accommodating substance dependence

Publication Type
Tools for Employers
Subject Matter
Workplace

The purpose of this guide is to help federally-regulated employers address substance dependence in the workplace in a way that is in harmony with human rights legislation. This guide outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, job applicants, the employer, unions and/or employee representatives.

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2015-16 Departmental Performance Report

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability

The Departmental Performance Report provides an account of the Commission’s achieved results against planned performance expectations as set out in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

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Canadian Human Rights Commission Quarterly Financial Report - 2016

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Accountability

The Quarterly financial Report consists of financial tables comparing planned and actual expenditures for both the quarter and year-to-date as well as comparative information for the preceding fiscal year. The report also contains a narrative section which provides a concise discussion on the significant changes affecting both the quarter and year to date financial results, and changes in relation to operations, personnel and programs.

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Submission By The Canadian Human Rights Commission To The Government Of Canada Pre-Inquiry Design Process

Publication Type
Informing Parliament
Subject Matter
Indigenous Issues
Honouring the Strength of Our Sisters: Increasing Access to Human Rights Justice For Indigenous Women and Girls

Honouring the Strength of Our Sisters: Increasing Access to Human Rights Justice For Indigenous Women and Girls

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Indigenous Issues

Following two years of in-depth conversations between the Commission and various Indigenous women and organizations, the Commission made available its report that highlights 21 barriers to human rights justice that Indigenous women and girls face every day across Canada. The report puts a focus on the words of many of the participants, shining a light on what these women argue is needed to help improve human rights justice for Indigenous women and girls, particularly those in vulnerable circumstances.

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Substance Use Disorders – A Human Rights-Based analysis using the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) – Mental Health

Substance Use Disorders – A Human Rights-Based analysis using the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) – Mental Health

Publication Type
Human Rights Research
Subject Matter
Human Rights

This report is the second in a series of CHRC reports entitled, Mental Health and Equality Rights. It looks at how Canadian adults who reported having substance use disorders fare in terms of education, employment, and economic well-being compared to adults without substance use disorders. This report also looks at health care needs and experiences with discrimination.

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