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October 16, 2020

Important Update regarding COVID-19

As of October 19, 2020, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission’s Winnipeg and Brandon offices are not providing in-person services to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We can be reached by email, telephone or fax.  To speak with a Human Rights Officer, please contact us at hrc@gov.mb.ca or (204) 945-3007 or 1-888-884-8681 (Toll-free in Manitoba), or send us at fax at (204) 945-1292.  Because staff are working in-office on a rotational basis, there may be delays in response.  We appreciate your patience during this time.

March 17, 2020

Resources on COVID-19 and Discrimination

For information on COVID-19 and your human rights, please review our new Guideline and Factsheet.

April 8, 2020

MHRC releases principles on a human rights based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic

MHRC has released principles and actions to inform a human rights based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For a copy of the report, please visit: http://www.manitobahumanrights.ca/v1/education-resources/resources/pubs/guidelines/covid19principles.pdf

2017 Annual Report | The Manitoba Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Adjudication Panel

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  
  • age             
  • 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.


    Human Rights Seminars

    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.


    30 years of The Human Rights Code

    Read more about the human rights milestones over the last 30 years of The Human Rights Code in Manitoba.