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Canadian Human Rights Act (Human Rights)

Building a CHRT that works for Canadians: Annual Report 2021

  • This is the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's (CHRT) 2021 Annual Report, which evaluates the work completed by the Tribunal during 2021 in an ongoing effort to ensure Canadians are being given the most modern, accessible, and fair human rights adjudications.
  • During 2021, the Tribunal changed the process to allow a more streamlined and simpler approach to mediation, and the Tribunal also held a record number of mediations and hearing days.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

  • The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is an independent body at an arm's-length of the government who hears cases of equality and discrimination violations within federally regulated institutions such as: the military, airlines, trucking companies, banks, and the federal government.
  • The decisions made by the Tribunal are independent from influences of any Minister or government official.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

  • The Canadian Human Rights Commission's mandate is to "protect and promote human rights, and to advance equality and inclusion in Canada."
  • The Commission works closely with federally regulated employers to help eliminate barriers to equality and discrimination in an institution that answers to the Federal government such as banks, trucking companies, First Nations governments, etc.

Canadian Human Rights Act

  • The Canadian Human Rights Act, initially enacted in 1977 and later amended in 1985 (and current to 2022), ensures equality of opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the following grounds: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in r