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May 21, 2019


Adjudicator Dawson recently found that the Respondents' offer of settlement was reasonable and terminated the complaint proceedings under section 37.1.  For the first time in Manitoba, the Complainant was ordered to pay costs for his behaviour throughout the proceedings. Read the decision.

March 19, 2019

Decision Finds Landlord Discriminated Against Person on Income Assistance

A decision was issued last week confirming that landlords must be cautious in using rent-to-income ratios to screen out applicants.  Read the decision. Review our Guideline on Human Rights Considerations in Housing for more information.

March 26, 2019

New Decision Further Clarifies Jurisdiction to Consider Complaints by Unionized Employees

Adjudiicator Dawson released another decision that confirms the Adjudication Panel may have concurrent jurisdiction to consider a complaint of discrimination arising in a unionized workplace.

November 26, 2018


The Human Rights Adjudication Panel decision in Rankin v. Government of Manitoba clarifies some of the confusion that has arisen from the 2017 Manitoba Court of Appeal decision in Northern Regional Health Authority v. Manitoba Human Rights Commission and Horrocks. Read the decision.

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.accessibility-plan-2016.pdf


    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.