November 1, 2018
The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies applauds the British Columbia government for reinstating its human rights commission after 16 years.
October 31, 2018
MHRC confirmed publicly that it will continue to respond to allegations from Manitobans who believe they have been discriminated against because of their physical size and weight in employment or in accessing services or housing.
October 24, 2018
Earlier this week, MHRC made a submission to the Goverment of Manitoba Social and Economic Development Commitee, on Bill 24 the Social Services Appeal Board Amendment Act, voicing that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms belongs to all Manitobans and should be considerd by administrative decision makers.
October 16, 2018
New Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Guideline confirms that employers can set expectations about cannabis use in the workplace, but that flexibility is required when dealing with people with addictions or who use cannabis for medical needs. Read the Guideline.
October 10, 2018
Landlords, property managers and condominium boards have responsibilities under The Human Rights Code. Learn more.
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.accessibility-plan-2016.pdf
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.