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June 8, 2020

Important Update regarding COVID-19

 The Winnipeg office of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission located on the 7th Floor of 175 Hargrave Street is open to the public beginning June 8, 2020. In person services will be available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Adhering to physical distancing guidelines, a limited number of people will be permitted inside our lobby space. With physical distancing protocols in place, visitors may experience delays. Please plan your visit taking this into consideration.  We do encourage the public to consider contacting us via email at hrc@gov.mb.ca or (205) 945-3007 to ensure prompt service.

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.


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    Human Rights Seminars


    Learn more about sessions scheduled in your area.

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    Guidelines


    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.

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    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.