Publications

This section provides information and resources on a wide range of human rights topics. Try searching through the criteria below to find the publication that best answers your needs.

Annual Report 2016
April, 2017
The report presents the stories of five young Canadians and their individual experiences with discrimination and exclusion. The Commission’s Annual Report also offers updated statistics on the Commission’s discrimination complaints, as well as a glimpse at the new work being done at the Commission as part of its “people first” three-year strategy.
2017-2018 Departmental Plan
March, 2017
The Departmental Plan is an expenditure plan that provides a detailed overview of the Commission’s main priorities over a three-year period. These priorities are divided by strategic outcome, program activities, and planned and expected results. The Departmental Plan also provides details on human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.
Left Out: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Canada’s schools
March, 2017
Everyone in Canada has the right to a quality education that opens doors and creates opportunities. But for many people with mental or physical disabilities, Canada’s education system must seem like a closed door. This report is the second in a series that the Commission, in collaboration with Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies, has released. Together, these reports look at Canada’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Impaired at Work – A guide to accommodating substance dependence
February, 2017
The purpose of this guide is to help federally-regulated employers address substance dependence in the workplace in a way that is in harmony with human rights legislation. This guide outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, job applicants, the employer, unions and/or employee representatives.
November, 2016
The Departmental Performance Report provides an account of the Commission’s achieved results against planned performance expectations as set out in the Report on Plans and Priorities.
August, 2016
The Quarterly financial Report consists of financial tables comparing planned and actual expenditures for both the quarter and year-to-date as well as comparative information for the preceding fiscal year. The report also contains a narrative section which provides a concise discussion on the significant changes affecting both the quarter and year to date financial results, and changes in relation to operations, personnel and programs.
March, 2016
This report is the second in a series of CHRC reports entitled, Mental Health and Equality Rights. It looks at how Canadian adults who reported having substance use disorders fare in terms of education, employment, and economic well-being compared to adults without substance use disorders. This report also looks at health care needs and experiences with discrimination.
March, 2016
Following two years of in-depth conversations between the Commission and various Indigenous women and organizations, the Commission made available its report that highlights 21 barriers to human rights justice that Indigenous women and girls face every day across Canada. The report puts a focus on the words of many of the participants, shining a light on what these women argue is needed to help improve human rights justice for Indigenous women and girls, particularly those in vulnerable circumstances.

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