Publications

December 2015

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.

October 2015

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.

August 2015

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.

May 2015

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.

May 2015

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.

A toolkit for developing community-based dispute resolution processes in First Nations communities : rights, responsibility, respect
March 2015

Offers assistance to First Nations governments that want to address discrimination complaints in their communities using a community-based dispute resolution process.

March 2015

The Report outlines the work the CHRC carried out in 2014 to promote and protect human rights, offers statistics on discrimination complaints brought to the CHRC in 2014, and examines critical human rights issues in Canada today.

January 2015

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.

November 2014

This Report on Equality Rights of Women presents a national portrait of how adult women are faring in Canadian society compared to adult men. The purpose of this work is to establish benchmarks so that progress can be measured when the studies are repeated in future years. The overall results show that while in some dimensions of well-being women fare better than men, inequality still exists for women in Canada.

September 2014

This Special Report to Parliament examines the impacts of Parliament’s 2008 repeal of section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Section 67 excluded all matters under the Indian Act from human rights scrutiny. The Indian Act governs many aspects of daily life for hundreds of thousands of Aboriginal people in more than 600 First Nations communities.