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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.

Commemorative and awareness days – human rights

Join in as countries dedicated to the promotion of human rights celebrate a number of commemorative and awareness days each year.

Features

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Find out how you can celebrate the Charter’s 35th anniversary. It’s ours! It’s us! It’s 35!

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Discover and explore exhibits on human rights in Canada and around the world.

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