Statistical highlights: April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017   

For more information and statistics see the most recent Commission annual report.​

Human rights complaints

Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination that is prohibited under Alberta's provincial human rights legislation, the Alberta Human Rights Act (AHR Act), may make a complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The Commission can accept only those complaints that are within its jurisdiction. The Commission provides services to resolve and settle complaints. Human rights tribunals adjudicate complaints that cannot be resolved.

  • In the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Commission opened 923 complaint files.
  • In 2016-17, the Commission closed 637 files.
  • 93% of the complaints closed in 2016-17 were dealt with through the Commission's complaint resolution and settlement processes
  • The remaining 7% that closed in 2016-17, closed through the tribunal process.

For more information see:

Complaint statistics: files opened and closed

Complaint statistics: grounds cited

Complaint statistics: sections cited

Complaint statistics: Requests for Review

Alberta Human Rights Information Services (AHRIS)

The Commission produces a free online newsletter, which provides Commission news and related information.

  • There were approximately 3,560 subscribers to this service on March 31, 2017.

Educational workshops, forums and webinars

The Commission provides customized and public workshops, as well as public forums and webinars on human rights in the workplace across the province. These workshops, forums and webinars receive very positive evaluations from those who participate.

  • In 2016-17, the Commission offered four public workshops and 65 customized and remedy workshops on human rights topics.
  • In 2016-17, the Commission hosted four Human Rights in Employment forums as part of the Duty to Accommodate series.
  • In 2016-17, the Commission offered two webinars and completed three webcasts on human rights in the workplace topics.


In 2016-17, the Commission provided human rights information and promoted its programs and services at more than 30 community events.

Revised: March 26, 2018




The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta.

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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The Commission will make publications available in accessible formats upon request for people with disabilities who do not read conventional print.