August 22, 2018
The Awards Planning Committee is now accepting submissions from Manitoba based artists of a design for the Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba 2018.
August 21, 2018
Human Rights Basics: For Unions is a full day seminar that will provide an overview of the basic concepts in The Human Rights Code and is ideal for everyone from shop stewards to Union counsel to improve their understanding of how to identify and address discrimination under The Human Rights Code.
August 9, 2018
The Commission assisted in convening a regional engagement session as part of the UPR process in Winnipeg on July 18. Our local human rights community provided input directly to government officials as part of that process. See the Commission’s written submission here.
Human Rights in Manitoba
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:
- ancestry, including colour and perceived race
- nationality or national origin
- ethnic background or origin
- religion, religious belief, association or activity
- sex, including pregnancy
- gender identity
- sexual orientation
- marital or family status
- source of income
- political belief, association or activity
- physical or mental disability
- social disadvantage
Discrimination demeans a person's individual worth and dignity and is prohibited in employment, services available to the public, contracts, and housing.
Learn more about sessions scheduled in your area.
Learn more about things like discrimination against persons with disabilities who use service animals, discrimination on the basis of gender identity and the principles of reasonable accommodation.
Read more about the human rights milestones over the last 30 years of The Human Rights Code in Manitoba.