Privacy Notice

The Canadian Human Rights Commission(CHRC) is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our Web site. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of our Web site.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or street address during your visit to its Web site. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or registering in a secure portion of the site.

All personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission uses software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that have connected with their Web site. In such instances, the CHRC makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site, unless the intent to damage the site has been detected.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission does not regularly use "cookies" to track how visitors use the Web site. Whenever we enable "cookies" to facilitate your transactions, we will first inform you. (Note: Cookies are files that a Web site can place on your hard drive, without your knowledge, to monitor your use of that site.)

Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except CHRC personnel who need the information, e.g., to respond to a request. The information you give us will be shared with another government department ONLY if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Canadian Human Rights Commission please e-mail us at

Official Languages Notice

The Canadian Human Rights Commission respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided. Information that is provided on this site in language(s) other than English or French is only provided as a convenience to the user when available.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to Web sites not under the control of the Canadian Human Rights Commission are provided solely for the convenience of users. The CHRC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The CHRC does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their contents.

Users should be aware that information offered by non-CHRC sites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and to which the Canadian Human Rights Commission links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question.

Ownership and Usage of Content Provided on This Site

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Canadian Human Rights Commission for the purpose of providing Canadians with access to information about the programs and services offered. You may use and reproduce the materials as follows:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc., helps to measure traffic patterns to, from, and within our public Web sites. This analytics measurement tool uses "session" and "persistent" cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and expire two years after your last visit to our Web sites. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the Web site (including your IP address, truncated to ensure your anonymity) is transmitted to Google. No personal, identifying information is recorded or provided to Google. This anonymous information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the Web site and to compile statistical reports on Canada Site activity. The aggregate data and statistical reports are used only to help us make our site more useful to visitors and are made available only to Web managers and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.

We DO NOT include this Google Analytics measurement tool on any web pages where we ask for personal information.

For further information about Google Analytics, please refer to Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. Disabling Google Analytics or JavaScript will still permit you to access comparable information or services from our Web sites. However, if you disable your session cookie option, you will still be able to access our public Web site, but you might have difficulties accessing any secure services.

If you have never disabled the session cookie option, it should be enabled by default. To disable cookies or JavaScript, please refer to your vendor's browser instruction guide.
If you require clarification about this statement, please contact the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)'s Access to Information and Privacy Directorate or our Privacy Coordinator.

For more information concerning your rights under the Privacy Act, or if you are dissatisfied with a response you receive from our Privacy Coordinator regarding a privacy concern with this Web site, please contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

For a description of the records held by HRSDC, please visit Treasury Board Secretariat's Info Source publication entitled Sources of Federal Government Information.

Please note that this Web site provides links to other sites that are not covered by this privacy policy.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Unless otherwise specified you may reproduce the materials in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes, and in any format, without charge or further permission, provided you do the following:

  • Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author (where available); and
  • Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of the version available at [URL where original document is available].

Unless otherwise specified, this authorization is also applicable to all published information regardless of its format.

Commercial Reproduction

Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from the Canadian Human Rights Commission. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Communications and Outreach Branch
344 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 1E1

Some of the content on this site may be subject to the copyright of another party. Where information has been produced or copyright is not held by Government of Canada, the materials are protected under the Copyright Act, and international agreements. Details concerning copyright ownership are indicated on the relevant page(s). To obtain additional information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions, please contact:

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Communications and Outreach Branch
344 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 1E1

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the Canadian Human Rights Commission Web site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

Accessibility Statement

The Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes its responsibility to develop electronic information that is accessible and useable by all people. We will devote the time and resources necessary to ensure that all users enjoy access to our web site. It is the responsibility of everyone at the Canadian Human Rights Commission to deliver on this commitment.

Accessibility status

Here's what we've done to ensure the accessibility of the Canadian Human Rights Commission website.

Corporate initiatives:

  • Designated executive champion for accessibility.
  • Integrated accessibility into our web services procurement practices.
  • Trained our web development team in web accessibility practices.
  • Included ongoing accessibility training for our web team as part of onboarding.

Digital initiatives:

  • Included people with disabilities in our design process.
  • Tested prototypes with people with disabilities.
  • Included automated accessibility checks in our development process.
  • Included assistive technology testing in our QA process.
  • Tested the compatibility of our website with assistive technology by engaging people with disabilities.

Social media:

We post content on various social media platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We provide text alternatives for images and make our content accessible, however, we can't control the overall accessibility of social platforms.

Accessibility limitations include:

  • Not all videos have captions.
  • Most videos do not have audio descriptions or transcripts.


We also welcome your feedback on our accessibility efforts.

You can send feedback anonymously or you can include your name and contact information. You can provide feedback in the following ways:

  • Send an email to
  • Call by telephone at 1-888-214-1090 or by TTY at 1-888-643-3304
  • Use Video Relay Service at Canada VRS
  • Mail us at: 344 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N7

We will confirm that we have received your feedback.

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