People First

The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s
2016 Annual Report to Parliament

Chief Commissioner's Message

“Ensuring that children are given equal opportunities to thrive, regardless of their individual challenges, is the best way of ensuring human rights for all.”

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Putting people first — What we’re doing

Last year, we went out to hear from as many human rights advocates and experts as we could about what they expect from Canada’s national human rights watchdog. We heard you, and here is just a snapshot of what we’re doing so far.

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Through the eyes of children

These are the stories of five young Canadians and their families, and their individual experiences with discrimination, adversity and ultimately—justice and hope.

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About the Commission

As Canada’s human rights watchdog, the Commission is responsible for representing the public interest and holding the Government of Canada to account on matters related to human rights.

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