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Unit 1: An Introduction to Law

CHAPTER 2: THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF CANADIANS

E-ACTIVITY: HUMAN RIGHTS IN YOUR PROVINCE OR TERRITORY (p. 62)

Activity: Write a Report on Your Provincial/Territorial Human Rights Commission

Human rights education is essential in the fight to prevent human rights abuses. It is important to know and understand your human rights in order to protect yourself from discrimination.

  1. Visit the Web site for your provincial or territorial human rights branch.

    Alberta
    British Columbia
    Manitoba
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Ontario
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec
    Saskatchewan
    Yukon

    Note: The human rights branches for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have Web sites, but you can email them:

    Northwest Territories powless@gov.nt.ca
    Nunavut billr@nunanet.com

  2. Complete the following organizer outlining the role and jurisdiction of your human rights commission. Click here to download the organizer.


HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ORGANIZER
Name of the human rights commission

 

Name of the human rights legislation

 

Grounds for discrimination

 

 

 

 


Areas where protection is afforded

 

 

 

The name for the person filing the complaint

 

The name for the person against whom the complaint is filed

 

How a complaint is filed

 

The time period within which the complaint must be filed

 

Possible actions taken by the commission