Canadian Human Rights Commission

Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, family status, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability and pardoned conviction.

Handles complaints (including sexual harassment) against organizations within Canadian federal jurisdiction and tries to end discriminatory policies and practices in employment and in the provision of goods and services, by means of education and public information programs.

Aims for federally regulated employers to achieve a well represented workforce of four designated groups: women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Indigenous people. To reach the desired objective, it carries out compliance audits of employers and service providers under federal jurisdiction.

Agency Status
Federal Government
Last Full Update
November 11, 2020