Making and resolving human rights complaints

This section includes information for complainants and respondents, a general overview of the Commission's complaint process, and links to forms used in the complaint process.

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Please note: A complaint must be made to the Alberta Human Rights Commission within one year after the alleged incident of discrimination. The one-year period starts the day after the date on which the incident occurred. For help calculating the one-year period, please contact the Commission.

Due to confidentiality concerns, the Alberta Human Rights Commission cannot accept or reply to complaints of discrimination via e-mail. Please phone the Commission's confidential inquiry line if you have a question about a specific situation or want to make a human rights complaint. You can also send written complaints through regular mail.

To inquire about making a complaint, or for help calculating the one-year period for making a complaint, please contact the Commission. 

Please note: The Commission is launching the Case Inventory Resolution Project to deal with the case inventory more efficiently through streamlined processes. All human rights complaints accepted before January 1, 2019 will be handled through either the Investigation Stream or Conciliation Stream. You can read more about the Project.​

Revised: March 12, 2019



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.

You can access information about making FOIP requests for records held by the Commission on our Contact us page.

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