Local, provincial, federal—learn about the programs and legislation that support and protect your human rights.

Aboriginal Commission on Human Rights and Justice

The Commission advocates for Aboriginal people in Alberta, researches human rights issues and initiates public education about human rights from the unique legal and historic position and relationship of Aboriginal people in Canada. ​ 


Alberta Human Rights Commission

The Commission has a two-fold mandate: to foster equality and to reduce discrimination. It fulfills this mandate through public education and community initiatives, through the resolution and settlement of complaints of discrimination and through human rights tribunal and court hearings. 


Canada’s Employment Equity Act

The purpose of this Act is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no one is denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability. The fulfillment of this goal will address the disadvantage in employment experienced by women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. 


Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education

CAPDHHE provides professional development, through an annual national conference, bi-annual newsletters and a website, regarding discrimination and harassment in the post-secondary sector. It also supports and disseminates research on discrimination, harassment and human rights. 


Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and the civil rights of everyone in Canada.   


Canadian Human Rights Act

The Act extends the law to ensure equal opportunity to individuals who may face discrimination based on grounds such as sex, sexual orientation, race, marital status, gender identity or expression, creed, age, colour, disability, political or religious belief. 


Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Commission investigates and tries to settle complaints of discrimination in employment and in the provision of federal services. 


Human Rights Law in Alberta

Human rights laws protect individuals from discriminatory treatment by the government and the private sector. 


John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

The Centre advances a culture of peace and human rights through education and community building guided by the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 


Parent Link Centres

This provincial government initiative provides parents and caregivers with free resources and support. Qualified staff deliver parenting programs, share information about child development and help families who are experiencing parenting and family issues.


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How to file a human rights complaint

If you feel you've been discriminated against and would like to file a human rights complaint, you can begin by calling the Human Rights Commission. Learn about the process and decide if you want to take next steps.