Ways to File a Complaint

If you believe you have experienced discrimination, you may wish to make a complaint. You can file a complaint with the Commission in several ways.

You do not need a lawyer to file a complaint. The Commission aims to contact you within 20 days of having received your complaint

If you need help with your complaint, you can reach the Commission by email.


The easiest and fastest way to file your human rights complaint is online.

Follow the instructions and submit your complaint.

Online Complaint Form


By Mail

You can mail your written complaint to us and tell us what happened in your own words.

Canadian Human Rights Commission
344 Slater Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1E1

Download the Complaint Form


By Phone

Call and make your complaint to our National Call Centre.

Toll Free: 1-888-214-1090
TTY: 1-888-643-3304
Fax: 613-996-9661

Open Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)