Archived Publications

March, 2007

Are you an employer? Do you want to ensure that your hiring and interviewing processes are fair and respectful to people’s human rights? This guide can help you ensure that your hiring process does not accidentally discriminate against individuals.

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April, 2006

Are you an employer? Do you know your responsibilities for accommodating an employee who returns to work after a long absence? This report examines the issues that surround employees returning to work after a prolonged absence. It also suggests an approach for remaining up-to-date on an absent employee’s health while respecting their rights.

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March, 2008

What role has the Canadian Human Rights Commission played in advancing sexual orientation equality rights in Canada? This report looks at the role the Commission has played in helping stimulate and facilitate policy change in the area of equality rights. The report focuses primarily on sexual orientation—the most recent prohibited ground of discrimination to be added to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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June, 2008

What legislative regulations apply to national security agencies? To what extent are national security agencies required by law to consider and report on human rights issues? This report examines whether national security agencies should recognize and protect human rights while ensuring national security.

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August, 2010

How can one’s identity be certified? How does identity certification affect one’s human rights? This report looks at various identity-certification methods, and evaluates their risk for discrimination.

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March, 2006

How can we ensure that new facilities meet the physical needs of as many people as possible? What best practices should be adopted in the development of buildings and landscapes? This study examines various national accessibility codes and standards for both buildings and landscapes in order to determine best practices based upon universal design principles. It includes examples of best practices, product information, cost and availability.

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October, 2006

How were human rights impacted by the attacks of 9/11? What are the current and potential points of friction between national security practices and human rights protection in Canada? This report examines eight critical issues including border security, the Anti-Terrorism Act and the experience of Maher Arar. It puts these issues in a historical context, and explores the impact they have on human rights in Canada.

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October, 2006

How have federal institutions failed to accommodate the needs of people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or have a speech impediment? This report highlights how the Government of Canada has failed to accommodate the needs of the disabled. It also recommends a method of ensuring that all individuals living in Canada have access to the same level of service.

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September, 2006

How have federally regulated organizations failed to accommodate the needs of people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or have a speech impediment? This report identifies how federal regulated organizations have failed to accommodate the needs of the disabled. It also recommends an approach to ensure that all individuals living in Canada have access to the same level of service.

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July, 2005

How has the Government of Canada failed to accommodate the needs of people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or have a speech impediment? This report identifies how the Government of Canada failed to accommodate the needs of the disabled. It also recommends an approach to ensure that all individuals living in Canada have access to the same level of service.

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