Alberta Human Rights Commission

ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction recognizes organizations in all sectors (business, nonprofit, public and education) that embrace diversity in their workforce, encourage respect and inclusion, remove barriers to fair employment practices and eliminate discrimination in order to create welcoming and inclusive workplaces and communities.

Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Submit your online application now!

GENDER IDENTITY AND GENDER EXPRESSION NOW EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION
Bill 7 is now in force. The Bill amends the Alberta Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the Act as expressly prohibited grounds of discrimination.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Commission is in the process of updating its publications and website to reflect the amendments to the legislation. In the meantime, if you are reading a Commission publication or web page dated before December 11, 2015, please note that the amendments have not yet been incorporated into the publication or web page.

For more information, see the Notice of Changes to Alberta's Human Rights Legislation.

COMMISSION OFFERS UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOP AND FORUMS
Human Rights in the Workplace public workshop:

Edmonton: October 5, 2016

Human Rights in Employment forums: Gender Identity and Gender Expression in the Workplace:
Edmonton: October 26, 2016
Calgary: November 30, 2016
You can read more about the public workshop and forums and learn how to register in the special issue of the Commission newsletter.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS
(September 2016)

  • Miladinka Kovacevic v. City of Red Deer (September 12, 2016; Melissa Luhtanen, Tribunal Chair)
  • Kieran Devine v. IS2 Staffing Services Inc. (August 25, 2016; Joanne Archibald, Tribunal Chair)
  • Hannah Pelchat v. Ramada Inn and Suites (Cold Lake), o/a Cold Lake Investments Ltd. (Decision regarding quantification of lost wages; August 15, 2016; Kathryn Oviatt, Tribunal Chair)
  • Douglas Klinger v. Cubbon Building Centre (Preliminary matters decision regarding severance agreement; July 14, 2016; Gwen Gray, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
  • Thu Hien Pham v. Vu's Enterprises Ltd. o/a La Prep and Son Vu (July 5, 2016; D. Jean Munn, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
  • Hannah Pelchat v. Ramada Inn and Suites (Cold Lake), o/a Cold Lake Investments Ltd. (June 23, 2016; Kathryn Oviatt, Tribunal Chair) 

These tribunal decisions can be accessed free of charge through the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.

READ THE QUARTERLY ISSUE OF THE COMMISSION NEWSLETTER
(June 20, 2016)

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ABOUT THE COMMISSION
The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta. Our mandate is to foster equality and reduce discrimination. We provide public information and education programs, and help Albertans resolve human rights complaints.

The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund has provided funding for this website.

Revised: September 21, 2016


 

Due to confidentiality concerns, the Commission cannot reply to complaints of discrimination by email. Please contact the Commission by phone or regular mail if you have a specific complaint.

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