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February 25, 2020

New Decision protects Manitobans from discrimniation based on criminal record

A recent decision of the Manitoba Human Rights Adjudication Panel protects Manitobans from experiencing discrimination on the basis of a criminal record.  Read the decision, A.B. v. the University of Manitoba, on our website.

March 17, 2020

Important Update regarding COVID-19

In light of the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission is not providing in-person services.  MHRC can be reached by email at hrc@gov.mb.ca or (204) 945-3007 1-888-884-8681 Toll-Free in Manitoba.  During this time, there may be unexpected delays in responding to phones and emails.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  

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.

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.