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About human rights
Get an overview of human rights in Canada and the work being done to protect individuals from discrimination and harassment.
How your rights are protected
Look into the provincial, territorial, national and international laws that govern the human rights of all individuals in Canada.
Canada and the United Nations human rights system
Learn how Canada reports to the UN on the treaties we have ratified, to account for actions within our country and pinpoint areas for improvement.
International human rights
Learn how Canada promotes and protects human rights and reflects Canadian values on the international stage.
Human rights complaints
Find out what constitutes a valid human rights complaint and discover the processes for making a complaint in Canada.
Rights by community or group
Learn more about rights related to specific communities and groups including children, women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
Court Challenges Program
Learn how the modernized Court Challenges Program will support Canadians to bring official language rights and human rights cases before the courts.
Rights in the workplace
Examine the laws and programs in place to protect the right of all Canadians to be treated fairly in the workplace.
Official language rights
Consult Canada's Official Languages Act to know more about language rights in the workplace and find out how to make an official languages complaint.
Celebrate human rights — commemorative days
Participate in Human Rights Day on December 10, and in other national and international commemorative and awareness days dedicated to promoting human rights.
Canada History Week Digital Magazines
The 2017 and 2019 editions feature information about human rights, including videos.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Learn all about the Charter plus access graphics, learning resources and much more.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Discover and explore exhibits on human rights in Canada and around the world.
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