August 1, 2023
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission’s offices will be closed on Thursday, August 3, 2023 for all staff training. You can access information about human rights at www.manitobahumanrights.ca, or contact our offices by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave us a telephone message at (204) 945-3007 or 1-888-884-8681 Toll-free in Manitoba, which we will respond to as soon as possible. Our standard response rate is between 3-5 business days. Any items for drop-off can be left in our mail slot, labelled “MHRC”. The Commission will re-open on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
May 17, 2023
March 1, 2022
Please note that the Manitoba Human Rights Commission’s Winnipeg office is currently open to the public. Our Brandon office remains closed to the public at this time.
To ensure everyone’s safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage the public to continue to contact the Commission by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (204) 945-3007 or 1-888-884-8681 (Toll-Free in Manitoba).
November 18, 2021
On January 1, 2022, changes to The Human Rights Code (“The Code”) will come into effect. These legislative changes were passed by the Government of Manitoba on May 20, 2021. This means that there will be important changes to how complaints are dealt with by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) and the Manitoba Human Rights Adjudication Panel. All parties with active and unresolved complaints will be affected by these changes. For more information, visit the Changes to the Human Rights Code page.
September 3, 2021
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The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is an independent agency of the Government of Manitoba. We are responsible for administering The Human Rights Code, the provincial law that protects individuals and groups from discrimination.
There are human rights laws in every province and territory across Canada and there is also a federal human rights law. These laws all promote the principle that we are entitled to be treated on the basis of our individual merit and should not be subjected to prejudice or stereotypes. These laws ensure that we have equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination, principles found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They ensure that we are all treated on the basis of our own merit and not subjected to prejudice and stereotypes.
Discrimination is treating a person differently, to their disadvantage where it is not reasonable to do so on the basis of their:
Discrimination demeans a person's individual worth and dignity and is prohibited in employment, services available to the public, contracts, and housing.
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