In 2015, the Canadian Human Rights Commission met with many organizations and individuals that advocate for the rights of people in Canada. The goal was to find out what people expect from their national human rights institution. The breadth and scope of the feedback was profound, yet several common themes emerged.
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.
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.
The Report on Plans and Priorities 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 Report on Plans and Priorities also provides details on human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.
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.
Persons with disabilities continue to be marginalized in Canadian society. Half of all the discrimination complaints filed in Canada are related to disability, according to a report by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). The data, compiled nationally for the first time, confirms a trend observed at the federal level for several years: disability-related complaints consistently represent a high proportion of discrimination claims.
This report, the first in the series, is entitled, Mental Health and Equality Rights: Mood Disorders. It presents statistics on how Canadian adults who reported having mood disorders fare in terms of education, employment and economic well-being compared to adults without mood disorders. It also looks at health care needs and experiences with discrimination.
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.
This framework document summarizes the roles, responsibilities and statutory requirements under the Employment Equity Act. It also outlines the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s approach for its employment equity Compliance Program by providing information on the strategic planning of audits as well as on the audit process.
Are you an employer? Do you understand your obligation to provide Aboriginal people preferential treatment on employment matters? This publication explains the legal framework behind your obligation to facilitate the employment of Aboriginal people. It also provides measures to ensure that non-Aboriginal employees or candidates for employment are treated fairly and reasonably.