Publications

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Did you know that Aboriginal children in Canada face inequities and discrimination as a result of the Indian Act? Did you know a large number of Aboriginal people still do not benefit from the most basic services that other Canadians take for granted? This report looks at a range of issues currently facing Aboriginal people living on reserve, with a specific focus on Aboriginal youth.

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National Security and Human Rights

How can one be sure that human rights are being considered when national security measures and policies are created? Are Canada's national security organizations respecting human rights? This report recommends that Canada's national security organizations be held accountable for upholding human rights in their operations.

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Human Rights Accountability in National Security Practices - A Special Report to Parliament

Are Canadian security organizations considering human rights when developing security measures and policies? In this Special Report to Parliament, the Commission recommended that Parliament pass legislation requiring national security organizations to publicly demonstrate how they meet obligations to respect human rights.

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The Human Rights Impact Assessment for Security Measures

Do you work for an organization responsible for national security? Are you looking for ways to create and maintain security measures that respect human rights? The Human Rights Impact Assessment is a tool that can help you identify and eliminate potential discriminatory practices in the development of security measures.

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Now a Matter of Rights: Extending Full Human Rights Protection to First Nations

How did the Commission help prepare First Nation communities and other stakeholders for the repeal of section 67? What principles were followed to ensure the successful implementation of the repeal? This report documents the steps taken by the Commission in preparation for the repeal of section 67. It also illustrates the many challenges to ensuring full access to human rights protection for Aboriginal people in Canada.

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Human Rights Handbook for First Nations

Designed specifically for First Nations leaders and administrators, the Handbook offers information to help First Nations communities identify and resolve human rights issues.

Pregnancy & Human Rights in the Workplace - Policy and Best Practices

Are you an employer or employee under federal jurisdiction looking to better understand your rights, obligations, and duites regarding pregnancy in the workplace? This policy and set of best practices explains some of the benefits of providing a respectful and inclusive workplace for pregnant employées. It also identifies potentially discriminatory practices, and offers practical solutions.

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A template for developing a workplace Accommodation Policy

This Accommodation Policy Template was developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to help employers meet their human rights obligations. This easy-to-use tool is for employers that may not have the time or resources to develop an accommodation policy.

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A template for developing an Anti-Harassment Policy

This Anti-harassment Policy Template was developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to help employers meet their human rights obligations. This easy-to-use tool is for employers that may not have the time or resources to develop their own anti-harassment policy.

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Dispute Resolution Operating Procedures

Are you filing a human rights complaint with the Commission? Are you aware of the rules and guidelines that must be followed in order for your complaint to be valid? The following document provides instructions on how to prepare and file your complaint with the Commission. It also provides a list of responsibilities for all parties involved.