Interpretive bulletins, Information sheets, and booklets
The Commission publishes interpretive bulletins, information sheets and booklets related to human rights law. Interpretive bulletins offer a comprehensive discussion of important human rights topics. They cite case law, provide descriptions of legal principles drawn from the case law, and offer practical information. The information sheets cover a range of important human rights issues, providing a brief overview of the topic and, in some instances, citing case law.
Please note: Alberta's human rights legislation was amended on October 1, 2009. The Commission is in the process of updating its publications to reflect the amendments. If a publication is dated before October 2009, it has not yet been updated. Even if it has not been updated, most of the information is still current. The most notable changes to the information will be:
- The legislation is now called the Alberta Human Rights Act (previously Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act).
- The Commission is now called the Alberta Human Rights Commission (previously Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission).
- Sexual orientation is now written into the legislation as a protected ground (previously it was "read in").
You can read more about the amendments in these publications:
- Notice of changes to Alberta's human rights legislation (a short description of some of the amendments)
- Amendments to Alberta's human rights legislation (a detailed information sheet describing the amendments)
These publications are available in text format and portable document format (PDF - Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please use the PDF version of a given document when printing a copy for personal or professional use when you want to retain formatting and graphics. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader click on the graphic below. Or order these and other publications online.
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