"Much discrimination is rooted in ignorance and education is essential to its eradication, and therefore it is important that human rights educational programs assist Manitobans to understand all their fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as their corresponding duties and responsibilities to others"
-Preamble, The Human Rights Code
The Commission educates the public about The Human Rights Code through education seminars and workshops. We use a rights-based approach that involves working through scenarios to build the capacity of the participants to better navigate issues in their workplaces and avoid complaints.
You can also book us to provide a customized seminar at your workplace if you have a specific issue that you would like covered or wish to reach a large group.
We also present at conferences and other events on human rights issues and use our Connections Bulletin, website and social media to educate the public and promote human rights.
We are always updating our seminar program so check back often. We are also looking into offering a webinar format later this fall.
Please indicate which seminar(s) and date(s) you are registering for, the name of the participant(s), and the contact information for billing purposes. lease indicate which seminar(s) and date(s) you are registering for, the name of the participant(s), and the contact information for billing purposes.
rights & responsibilities
The Human Rights Code protects all of us from discrimination ensures that we are all treated with dignity and respect. Learn about your rights in the workplace and in accessing public services or housing.
This seminar provides a general overview of The Human Rights Code and is ideal for groups involved in rights advocacy or who work with newcomers and other groups that may experience discrimination.
Human Rights - 1.0
Take a proactive approach to human rights in your workplace. Learn about your legal obligations to identify and remove barriers as an employer or service provider under The Human Rights Code. Work through scenarios and discuss how you can identify and address human rights issues and avoid discrimination and harassment complaints.
This seminar covers the basic concepts of differential treatment, reasonable accommodation, harassment and reprisal and is ideal for human resources and labour personnel, management and anyone involved in providing strategic or organizational direction in the workplace.
March 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
7th Floor, 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg
human rights- 2.0
Promoting inclusion in the workplace starts with identifying and removing barriers. Learn to identify when your legal obligations under The Human Rights Code are triggered so you can better navigate and respond to requests for accommodation based on disability, family status, religion and gender identity. Work through scenarios and discuss what information you can ask for and what you are entitled to know and how to balance operational needs with your responsibilities under human rights law.
This seminar provides a more in-depth discussion of human rights principles and how they are applied in the workplace and is ideal for anyone who has taken Human Rights -1.0 or who has a firm understanding of the principles in The Human Rights Code.
March 20, 2019 (1:00 PM- 4:00 PM)
7th Floor, 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg
harassment in the workplace - 2.0
This seminar offers an in-depth look at identifying harassment, including pervasive conduct, and offers practical tools to assist in investigating and responding to complaints and ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.
February 28, 2019 (Rescheduled from January 17, 2019)
9:00 am - 3:30 pm (lunch provided)
7th floor, 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg
Human Rights Basics: for unions
Unions represent the rights of their members under their collective agreement, including rights based in The Human Rights Code. The recent Court of Appeal decision in Northern Regional Health Authority v. Manitoba Human Rights Commission and Horrocks emphasizes that the Commission must be careful not to infringe on the labour process. Discuss where jurisdictional lines can become blurred and how we can learn from the labour arbitration and statutory human rights processes.
This full day seminar provides a overview of the basic concepts in The Human Rights Code and is ideal for shop stewards to Union counsel to improve their understanding of how to identify and address discrimination under The Human Rights Code.
Human rights Basics: for non-profits
This new seminar covers the basic principles in The Human Rights Code and uses scenarios that are specific to non-profit corporations, charities and smaller organizations. Learn about your obligations in the workplace related to the duty to accommodate. Learn how to navigate these issues and ensure compliance with The Human Rights Code.
Human Rights Basics: for Housing Providers
Property managers, landlords, condominium boards and other housing providers must provide discrimination and harassment-free environments for tenants and unit holders. Learn about your obligations when renting, leasing, selling or managing property.
This seminar covers the basic principles in The Human Rights Code and uses scenarios that are specific to housing providers such as landlords and condominium boards, involving service animals, and requests for accommodation based on disability and family status.
Human Rights Basics: for Regulatory Bodies
Regulatory bodies have unique statutory responsibilities, including those related to membership, licensing and discipline. Learn how you can import a human rights lens to your decision-making while balancing your statutory responsibilities to protect and serve the public.
This seminar covers the basic principles in The Human Rights Code and uses scenarios that are of specific relevance to regulatory agencies, boards and commissions.
promoting gender inclusion in the workplace
Promoting gender inclusion in the workplace involves identifying and addressing barriers in your organization.
This seminar covers the basic principles in The Human Rights Code. Participants will work through examples related to discrimination against trans and gender fluid persons and discuss how to build a gender inclusive work environment as well as how to respond to specific requests for accommodation.