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December 22, 2023

Commission Closed to Public

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission will be closed from December 25, 2023 to January 2, 2024. Any inquiries received by email or telephone during this period will be returned in the order they were received starting on January 3, 2024. Please note that it may take us 3-5 business days to return your inquiry. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

August 1, 2023

Offices Closed on Thursday, August 3, 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 hrc@gov.mb.ca. 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

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

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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.

Winnipeg Office

p: 204-945-3007 | f: 204-945-1292
700-175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R8

Brandon Office

p: 204-726-6261 | f: 204-726-6035
341-340 Ninth Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6C2

Toll Free: 1-888-884-8681
Email: hrc@gov.mb.ca